My Muddy Buddies Puppy Chow Cookie Recipe

Our twist on the classic Chex inspired home recipe.

Joanne Adirim, Founder and Pastry Chef of Cookie Chips

Joanne Adirim

Founder & Executive Pastry Chef

ApR 25, 2022

For 25 years, Joanne has served as the Founder and Executive Pastry Chef at Hannahmax Baking. Known for her best in class reputation, Joanne and her baking company have crafted gourmet desserts for fine dining establishments, coffee cafes, hotels, & grocery companies across North America. In 2022, she launched the Cookie Chips® Baking Mix, a first ever cookie mix that makes bakery quality, thin snacking cookies right from home. She is excited to bring 25 years of expertise to the home baking community.

Joanne Adirim

Founder & Executive Pastry Chef

APR 25, 2022

For 25 years, Joanne has served as the Founder and Executive Pastry Chef at Hannahmax Baking. Known for her best in class reputation, Joanne and her baking company have crafted gourmet desserts for fine dining establishments, coffee cafes, hotels, & grocery companies across North America. In 2022, she launched the Cookie Chips® Baking Mix, a first ever cookie mix that makes bakery quality, thin snacking cookies right from home. She is excited to bring 25 years of expertise to the home baking community.

We're continuing with our month on Nutella! Some call them Muddy Buddies, others call them Puppy Chow, Monkey Munch, or Reindeer Chow. Whatever you call them, this recipe has been around for many moons.

We’ve read that it’s been made by the home baker since the 1960’s, but the folks at General Mills who own Chex Cereal say it was officially developed in 2002. Who knows.

What we all know is that Muddy Buddies are traditionally made with the Chex brand cereal. Here at the Cookie Chips® test kitchen, we wanted to put the concept to the test with our crunchy baked Cookie Chips®. Would the results be as crunchy and as yummy for a snack as when it’s made with Chex Cereal? Heck yes!!

Let’s just say we improved the original concept. This is a recipe worth the recipe file. It’s really fun to make. A bit messy, but worth the finger licking.

Make your Muddy Buddies (or Puppy Chow) in any of our flavors. We made ours with our crunchy Chocolate Chip flavor. You can keep your Muddy Buddy Cookie Chips® in a resealable bag on the counter, or, we love to keep them in the refrigerator. It gives an extra crunch appeal.
Finished Nutella Skillet Smores with Cookie Chips



Cookie Chips® Muddy Buddies Recipe

Recipe Ingredients

• Cookie Chips® Baking Mix - 1 bag or 5 cups baked. (Make the cookies very small.)

• Cocoa powder, sifted - ½ cup.

• Powdered sugar, sifted - ½ cup, + more for dusting over.

• Semi-sweet or dark chocolate , chopped - 1 cup.

• Nutella® - ½ cup.

• Unsalted butter - 2 tbsp or 1 oz.

• Kosher salt - ½ tsp.

To Make

1.  Place Cookie Chips® in a large bowl. Set aside.


2.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, cocoa and salt. Add a gallon size ziploc bag.


3.  Place chopped chocolate, butter, and Nutella® in a microwave safe bowl. Heat 30 sec at a time until chocolate and butter are melted. Blend well.


4.  Pour mixture over Cookie Chips® and blend well until all cookies are fully coated. It’s okay if some of the cookies break up. The small pieces are yummy.


5.  Transfer coated cookies to a ziploc bag with cocoa/powdered sugar and seal well. Shake well until cookies are fully coated.


6.  Spread cookies on a lined baking sheet and dust over with more powdered sugar. Allow to sit at room temperature or refrigerate to fully set up.


Keep stored in an airtight container or ziploc bag at room temperature for up to 3 days or refrigerate for longer. These are best the day they are made.

Crispy crunchy cookies in 15 minutes.

Make bakery quality, thin & crispy cookies in 15 minutes. These pastry chef crafted, easy bake Cookie Chips® are irresistibly delicious.


Like everything that I bake, this mix uses artisan, non GMO, simple ingredients, and no artificial junk.


Let's get baking!