Caramel Brownie Muddy Buddies | a.k.a Puppy Chow

One of our favorite summer snacks to take to the pool are the classic Muddy Buddies.
I rarely stray from the original recipe well, because it is so good.
But a few weeks ago while my kids were coming up with ideas for recipes, one of their friends suggested Brownie Muddy Buddies.
Everyone screamed with excitement. So this immediately became a must make.
When I went to the store to grab the ingredients, I passed the candy isle and Rolo candies instantly caught my eye, I knew that using this with the brownie mix would make it even better!
Oh, I just got goose bumps.
This recipe is unreal, addictive and oh yea, when you make them, maybe do a double batch.
Our single batch was gone in an instant.
Taking this to the pool? Stick in a plastic container with a lid and place it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or more. This will chill it and keep ii cool in the cooler, so that it doesn’t instantly melt, this way you can still enjoy it without sticky hands.

Caramel Brownie Muddy Buddies | a.k.a Puppy Chow

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 10-12

Caramel Brownie Muddy Buddies | a.k.a Puppy Chow

This delicious & addictive snack of caramel brownie coated goodness offers a new twist to the classic Muddy Buddy recipe.


  • 1 ¼ cup brownie mix
  • ¼ - ½ cup powder sugar, I did just a little over ¼ of a cup
  • 7-8 cups Chex cereal
  • 1 – 11 ounce bag Rolo Candies, unwrapped or any milk chocolate caramel candies
  • 5 tablespoons butter


In a large paper bag add brownie mix and powder sugar, set aside.

Add cereal into a large bowl, set aside.

In a small sauce pan, add butter and Rolo candies. Stir continuously until completely melted. Immediately pour over cereal and mix until all pieces are coated with caramel chocolate.

Pour coated cereal into a paper bag with the brownie mix and powder sugar, fold top over of paper bag and shake it, “shake-it like a Polaroid picture”.

Once completely covered, pour the Muddy Buddies into a serving bowl, now it is ready to eat.

Kids review: While the kids loved it! And instantly were obsessed and fighting over the ones that stuck together, because they had more caramel. It was my husband who surprised me. He normally is not a fan at all for Muddy Buddies, but he LOVED this. He said they were amazing and that he couldn’t believe how good they were. I was shocked, he is a big fan…yahoo!


    • Sandra says

      You just can’t go wrong with caramel or muddy buddies, so what not bring them together to make a delicious treat? :) Try them out! xo San


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