Cake Batter Muddy Buddies

by | Aug 31, 2022

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Cake Batter Muddy Buddies are easy to make, and are the perfect treat for any occasion. Cake mix flavor but with a crunch, it’s delicious, and it looks even better with its sprinkles!

cake batter muddy buddies with sprinkles in a bowl, with sprinkles and a spatula next to it

About the Cake Batter Muddy Buddies

I’m that adult that goes into an ice cream shop, and gets the typical child flavors. I will always choose superman, cake batter, or cookie dough over most flavors. They are just so delicious, and I will always love them. Hence, this cake batter muddy buddies recipe. 

Muddy buddies are already delicious, with their peanut butter and powdered sugar mixture, it is a classic staple for most. But what about birthdays? What about a party? What about holidays like New Years, Christmas, or Easter? What about someone (like me…) who craves flavors like cake batter, quite a bit. That’s what inspired these cake batter muddy buddies (also known as puppy chow). You are going to LOVE them! They taste just like cake batter, but with a crunch. These funfetti muddy buddies also make the most perfect birthday cake snack mix for a party!

cake batter muddy buddies falling out of glass bowl
sprinkles in a small glass bowl

You can’t really go wrong with cake batter, let alone funfetti cake batter. These cake batter muddy buddies are so quick to make. You just need to grab a funfetti cake mix for the cake batter flavor, white chocolate chips, rice Chex cereal, and sprinkles to easily throw this cake batter puppy chow together.

These birthday cake muddy buddies are an upgrade to your typical muddy buddies. To create the cake mix Chex mix, instead of just a powder sugar coating, you coat the Chex mix with funfetti cake mix! Together they create the perfect flavor and texture combination. It’s basically eating cake, but it’s quicker, doesn’t need to be baked, and it’s crunchy. Perfect for snacking or tossing it into a bowl for a party.

Creating this birthday cake puppy chow recipe has got me thinking about other Chex mix muddy buddies flavors that we can create. I guess we’ll see in the future! In the meantime, enjoy this birthday cake Chex mix or funfetti puppy chow, or birthday cake lovers treat… whatever you want to call it. I just love the good ol’ cake batter flavor! Also, how fast can you say “muddy buddies?” I didn’t realize it was a slight tongue twister until I was talking to my friend about these. I kept mixing the words up after a while. Anyways, let’s get into making them!

cake batter muddy buddies ingredients in glass dishes

Funfetti Muddy Buddies Ingredients

  1. Funfetti Cake Mix – I used Pillsbury funfetti cake mix, but you could use any cake mix you would like or prefer the taste of.
  2. Powdered Sugar – This coats the chex cereal and white chocolate with delicious sugary cake flavor.
  3. Chex Cereal I used Rice Chex, as I prefer the flavor. But, you could go ahead and use what Chex cereal you prefer or have on hand.
  4. White Chocolate Chips These are used to create a delicious chocolate coating on the Chex mix. They also help the powdered sugar and cake mix stick to the muddy buddies. I used Toll House white chocolate chips.
  5. Sprinkles – I LOVE sprinkles! I just grabbed a large container of jimmies to make sure I had enough. Feel free to add even more or less sprinkles. They help add to the color and the funfetti aspect.
cake batter muddy buddies being mixed in a bowl with a spatula coated in sprinkles
chex cereal mix with sprinkles in a ziploc bag unshaked with the cake mix powdered sugar mixture

How to Make the Cake Batter Muddy Buddies Recipe

  1. Using a large Ziploc bag, toss in and combine the funfetti cake mix and powdered sugar together. Set the bag aside.
  2. In a large bowl, pour in the Chex cereal.
  3. In a separate bowl, pour the white chocolate chips in. Microwave the white chocolate chips for 40 seconds. After 40 seconds, stir well. Microwave in 30 second intervals and stir until the chocolate chips are completely melted.
  4. Pour the melted white chocolate chips over the Chex cereal, and stir immediately. Make sure almost all of the Chex pieces are coated in white chocolate.
  5. Toss in the sprinkles and fold them in. After fully coated, pour the Chex cereal mix into the prepped bag filled with cake mix and powdered sugar. Close the bag tightly and shake until the Chex are coated well.
  6. Pour the cake batter muddy buddies into a serving bowl, or keep them in an airtight container if you plan on eating them later.

I hope you love this birthday cake puppy chow mix as much as I do! Have fun in the kitchen, and may your apron be a little bit dirty.

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cake batter muddy buddies with sprinkles in a bowl, with sprinkles and a spatula next to it

Cake Batter Muddy Buddies

Yield: 5 cups
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

Cake Batter Muddy Buddies are easy to make, and are the perfect treat for any occasion. Cake mix flavor but with a crunch, it's delicious, and it looks even better with its sprinkles!

Ingredients

  • 5 cups Chex cereal
  • 1 3/4 C (11 oz) white chocolate chips
  • 1 C funfetti cake mix
  • 1/4 C powdered sugar
  • 3/4 C sprinkles

Instructions

  1. In a Ziploc bag, combine both the funfetti cake mix and powdered sugar together. Set the bag to the side.
  2. Place the Chex cereal into a bowl. Pour the white chocolate chips into a separate bowl. Microwave the white chocolate chips for 40 seconds. After 40 seconds, stir. Microwave in 30 second intervals and stir until the chocolate chips are completely melted.
  3. Pour the melted white chocolate chips over the Chex cereal. Coat the Chex cereal until almost all of the Chex have melted white chocolate on them.
  4. Fold in the sprinkles.
  5. Pour the Chex cereal mix into the bag filled with cake mix and powdered sugar. Close the bag, and shake until coated well.
  6. Pour the cake batter muddy buddies into a serving bowl, or keep the in an airtight container.
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