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Peppermint Cake Muddy Buddies

This sweet and flavorful take on Muddy Buddies has all the taste of cake batter with just the perfect hint of peppermint with some Christmas candy too!
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Christmas, dessert, Food, Recipe


  • 6 Cups of Rice Chex Right now you can save $1 on Bulk Foods when you buy any two boxes of Chex cereal at Winco
  • 12 oz of vanilla melting chocolate use melting chocolate, not chocolate chips
  • 1 and 1/4 cups Betty Crocker Yellow Cake Mix You can also save $1 on Bulk Foods when you buy four Better Crocker SuperMoist Cake Mix or Ready to Spread Frosting at Winco
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 C. Crushed Candy Canes
  • Christmas Sixlets just for fun


  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30 second increments.
  • Using melting chocolate versus white chocolate chips ensures a better and smoother chocolate.
  • I use chocolate chips when I make things with milk chocolate, but always using melting chocolate for white chocolate. Stirring each time.
  • When the chocolate is smooth pour it over the cereal in a large bowl.
  • Stir the chocolate into the cereal, thoroughly coating it.
  • Combine the cake mix, powdered sugar and candy cane bits and then pour over top of the cereal.
  • Mix to combine well.
  • If you want a stronger peppermint taste, you can always add more to your taste.


I bought crushed candy canes in bulk at Winco, but you could always use a food processor too.