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Mardi Gras Muddy Buddies Snack Mix

purple, yellow and green pretzel, chocolate and chex cereal snack mix on yellow plate

Read on to see how to make our super simple Mardi Gras Muddy Buddies snack mix. 

I have wanted to go to Mardi Gras for years. New Orleans is so rich in history and culture and I think it would be such a blast to experience something like Mardi Gras that is such an iconic tradition!

That being said, it hasn’t happened…yet. Trust me, a New Orleans trip is definitely on the agenda when it’s feasible again. Until I plan that next trip, however, I’ll settle for celebrating it at home.

I have actually only been to New Orleans once. And I have always wanted to return. Mardi Gras seems like the perfect occasion right? Haha!

Since we are currently not traveling like we used to, like I mentioned, I’ve tried to make the best of things by channeling my favorite destinations whenever I can. That includes celebrating at home.

And what celebration is complete without treats? Making recipes from the regions I long to visit is one of my coping mechanisms…

And this fun Mardi Gras Muddy Buddies Snack Mix is a perfect way to get into the Mardi Gras spirit! That and a whole bunch beads of course…We have something called Gasparilla here in Tampa and beads are a big time part of the parade, so I have a large and in charge collection of them.

Much like Mardi Gras, Gasparilla has been put on ice. Until next year…So, let’s talk about how to make this yummy Mardi Gras Muddy Buddies snack mix shall we?

purple, yellow and green pretzel, chex cereal and chocolate snack mix on yellow plate next to purple, green and yellow garland

Muddy Buddies Snack Mix Ingredients:

4 cups Chocolate Rice Chex
5 cups Muddy Buddies (recipe below)
1/2 cup purple and green M&M’s
16 Pretzel squares
8 Wilton purple chocolate melts
8 Wilton lime green chocolate melts
Chocolate sunflower seeds -purple green and yellow
Mini BreadSticks (the kind that comes with Nutella)

Homemade Muddy Buddies Ingredients:

9 cups Rice Chex cereal
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick) – room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

green, yellow and purple chex cereal, pretzel and chocolate snack mix

How to Make Muddy Buddies for Mardi Gras

1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Set aside.
2. Place 8 pretzel squares on a microwave safe plate and microwave for 20 seconds to warm the pretzels.
3. Place the 8 purple melts in the middle of each warm pretzel and microwave for an additional 20-30 seconds until the chocolate melt is soft.
4. Let cool on the baking sheet for at least 5 minutes.
5. Repeat steps 2-4 using the green chocolate melts.
6. In a large mixing bowl, add the chocolate Chex cereal, muddy buddies recipe below), purple and green pretzels and Nutella sticks. Toss to mix.
7. Sprinkle the M&M’s and sunflower seeds on top.
8. ENJOY!!

Mardi Gras Muddy Buddies Snack Mix

purple, green and yellow pretzel, chocolate and Chex cereal snack mix on yellow plate
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Chocolate Rice Chex
  • 5 cups Muddy Buddies (recipe below)
  • 1/2 cup purple and green M&M’s
  • 16 Pretzel squares
  • 8 Wilton purple chocolate melts
  • 8 Wilton lime green chocolate melts
  • Chocolate sunflower seeds -purple green and yellow
  • Mini BreadSticks (the kind that comes with Nutella)
  • 9 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick) – room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

    1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Set aside.

    2. Place 8 pretzel squares on a microwave safe plate and microwave for 20 seconds to warm the pretzels.

    3. Place the 8 purple melts in the middle of each warm pretzel and microwave for an additional 20-30 seconds until the chocolate melt is soft.

    4. Let cool on the baking sheet for at least 5 minutes.

    5. Repeat steps 2-4 using the green chocolate melts.

    6. In a large mixing bowl, add the chocolate Chex cereal, muddy buddies recipe below), purple and green pretzels and Nutella sticks. Toss to mix.

    7. Sprinkle the M&M’s and sunflower seeds on top.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 551Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 786mgCarbohydrates: 77gFiber: 5gSugar: 41gProtein: 9g

More Fun Mardi Gras at Home Ideas

Now that you know how to make this tasty and easy Mardi Gras Muddy Buddies snack mix, you might want to try your hand at our Hurricane cocktail recipe! Nothing says NOLA like a Hurricane. Am I right?

This festive Mardi Gras trifle has me drooling too…Now all you have to do is bust out those beads!

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