Indulge in the irresistible combination of chocolate and mint with this Thin Mint Muddy Buddies recipe. These snack mix treats are perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings and are easy to make for any occasion.

Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes | Serves: 6


  • 6 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup Andes mints, roughly chopped


  1. In a large mixing bowl, measure out the Rice Chex cereal and set aside.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until melted and smooth.
  3. Stir in the peppermint extract into the chocolate mixture until well combined.
  4. Pour the chocolate mixture over the cereal and gently stir until evenly coated.
  5. In a large resealable plastic bag, add the powdered sugar. Add the chocolate-coated cereal and shake until well coated.
  6. Spread the mixture onto a baking sheet and let it cool for about 10 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle the chopped Andes mints over the top and allow the mixture to set before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 380 || Carbohydrates: 57g || Protein: 5g || Fat: 17g || Saturated Fat: 8g || Cholesterol: 15mg || Sodium: 200mg || Potassium: 160mg || Fiber: 3g || Sugar: 31g

What I Love About This Recipe?

  1. The combination of chocolate and mint creates a deliciously indulgent flavor.
  2. It’s quick and easy to make, perfect for satisfying sweet cravings in no time.
  3. The crunchy texture of the cereal coated in chocolate is a delightful treat.
  4. The addition of Andes mints adds a refreshing touch to the snack mix.
  5. It’s a fun recipe to make for parties, gatherings, or simply for a movie night at home.

What To Avoid While Making this Recipe?

  1. Avoid overheating the chocolate mixture as it can become too thick and difficult to coat the cereal.
  2. Be careful not to crush the cereal while stirring to ensure a nice, crunchy texture in the finished snack mix.
  3. Avoid adding too much peppermint extract as it can overpower the flavor of the chocolate.
  4. Make sure to allow the mixture to cool and set properly before serving to ensure a crisp coating of powdered sugar.
  5. Store any leftovers in an airtight container to maintain the freshness and crunchiness of the muddy buddies.

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