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A bowl full of protein buddy buddies.
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Protein Muddy Buddies

Make muddy buddies a bit healthier with a protein boost with just a few easy substitutions! Gluten-free and dairy-free. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: protein muddy buddies
Servings: 12
Calories: 202kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Measure cereal and place in a large bowl, set aside.
  • Pour powered sugar or powdered erythritol and protein powder into 2-gallon resealable zip-lock bag.
  • In a saucepan over low-medium heat add peanut butter, chocolate chips and coconut oil. Stir continuously until chocolate chips have melted and the mixture is smooth.
  • Pour chocolate mixture over cereal and toss until evenly coated.
  • Carefully pour coated cereal mixture into the bag with the powdered sugar and protein powder. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on parchment paper to cool completely. Make sure you let it cool for a while before putting it in a container, otherwise your mix will get soggy.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Keeping it in the fridge will keep it fresh and crunchy!

Notes

  • Chex is the traditional cereal used for Muddy Buddies, but you can always try different cereal options!
  • If you prefer to use powdered peanut butter for lower fat content, mix 1/4 cup powered peanut butter (like PB2) with 2 Tablespoons almond milk  or water and 1 Tablespoon natural peanut butter. Use this instead of the 1/3 cup peanut butter.
  • For dairy-free chocolate chips, I like using Enjoy Life or SunSpire!
  • Powdered erythritol makes this lower in sugar. I've used Swerve and it worked great.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/2 cup (made with regular powdered sugar) | Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Sodium: 148mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g