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Frozen-Themed Muddy Buddies (Gluten-Free)

Frozen Muddy Buddies Hip2Save

If you’ve got a Disney’s Frozen fan at home, try making this super easy and fun snack inspired by the enormously popular movie. “Muddy Buddies” (or “Puppy Chow” as it’s sometimes called!) are a yummy crunchy snack made with Chex cereal, chocolate, and powdered sugar. This gluten-free version uses the vanilla variety of Chex cereal, white chocolate, and festive snowflake sprinkles. This recipe would make a cute snack for a Frozen themed party or special play date.

Frozen-Themed Vanilla “Muddy Buddies”

(Adapted from Chex.com)


9 cups vanilla Chex cereal
1 cup white chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 and 1/2 cup powdered sugar
blue, white & silver sprinkles (snowflake ones found at Target)*
* NOTE for Gluten-Free readers: Please take care to read the labels on the sprinkles as some sprinkles are indeed produced in facilities that manufacture wheat

Easy Frozen inspired snack Hip2SaveDirections: Melt white chocolate chips and butter in the microwave for 30 seconds or until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture on top of Chex and gently stir until evenly coated in a large bowl. You can either pour mix into a 2 gallon Ziploc bag with powdered sugar, seal & shake, or just gently sprinkle in powdered sugar a little at a time and stir to coat evenly like I did. Spread out on wax paper to cool and add decorative blue and white sprinkles on top. Store in an airtight container.

My kids are crazy about the Frozen movie and were super excited to make this easy no bake treat!  How fun would this be in baggies or small containers for a Frozen-themed party?

Disney's Frozen Muddy Buddies
Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s recipes created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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Comments 34

  1. Meg F

    This would be super cute as a favor or party snack for a Frozen event!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      I know so cute and easy!

  2. Jane

    Love this!! So cute 🙂

  3. Amy

    We were just watching Frozen as this posted! =) Great idea, love your posts Lina!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Aw thanks Amy!

  4. Nicole

    this is so cute and looks sooo good! i do not like chocolate so a lot of desserts are a no go for me, but i do like a bit of vanilla chocolate on wafers and pretzels

  5. Leslie

    I’m about to have my daughter’s 4th birthday party. We’re doing a frozen theme! We are doing it all gluten free as my other daughter has celiac. Thank you for this post!!!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      You’re welcome! Have fun!

  6. tilla ham

    i’ve made tehse for years, but they have peanut butter and chocolate chips…or i make another version with lemon and white chocolate. delicious

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Oh lemon sounds yum!

    • lj

      I have done both of those as well. So yummy! Also, if you add a bit of cinnamon to the powdered sugar in Lina’s recipe, you have Snickerdoodle muddy buddies! These are our favorite!

  7. Deb

    Am I the only person in America who hasn’t seen Frozen (full disclosure: I have grown sons, so that explains it)?

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Ha ha yep that explains it! 🙂

    • shop4mybabies

      even when my children are grown, I will watch Disney movies weekly! I have already told them the movies are mine when they move out:) you need to have a movie night, invite the grown sons, get popcorn, and candies, and sodas, and blankets for everyone and tell them you’re all watching frozen!

    • JA

      I haven’t seen it and most likely won’t. My daughter did, and is pretty much the only child on Earth that didn’t like it.

      • Eva

        Add my daughters to your list. I have 3 daughters and 2 flat out didn’t like it. The other one said it’s okay but not great. I didn’t believe them (this is a Disney movie, after all) so I purchased it when it came out and watched it. I was surprised to find out that I didn’t like it. Artistically the movie is gorgeous. Elsa’s dress almost looks real. But as far as story goes, I think they could have done better.

        Anyways, I ended up keeping the digital copy (my 3 year old son liked the snowman) and selling the discs on eBay and making a $10 profit on it. So, it wasn’t a total loss 🙂

  8. Kara

    Cute idea!

  9. DC

    Thanks for the great idea! My niece is going to love this. Do you think Target will still have those snowflake sprinkles in stock at this time of year?

    • Deb

      If they don’t, try a craft store that carries Wilton or a cake-decorating store. You can also but then online.

      • Deb

        *buy them

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Yes I just bought mine yesterday. The package on the sprinkles said exclusively at Target which is why I mentioned it. 🙂 thanks!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      But I do also think any blue white and silver sprinkles or edible glitter would be cute! Even blue and white m&ms!

  10. Claudia

    Thanks Lina, this is a great idea, I’m gonna try this for my niece birthday this weekend!!! You saved me….

  11. Kelli

    My daughter, Sunshine, will have her 6th birthday party next Saturday… Frozen themed of course! Perfect timing!

  12. Eva

    I’m not a fan of Frozen, but I am a fan of muddy buddies ;). I’m going to have to try this recipe, thanks Lina!

  13. Anna

    Vanilla Chex is like crack cocaine!! OMG I would eat the entire bowl. Yum.

  14. Jess and Julie

    We just made this today and had to make some adjustments. When heating the chocolate and butter together, the chocolate seized and was unusable. We ended up just melting 2 cups of chocolate and drizzling that and they came out perfect!

    • momma wheedleton

      Mine seized as well……this recipe says to do the same with the chocolate and butter as the chex recipe as well….

  15. Janel

    My white chocolate seized too. Had to run back to the store! Now just gonna melt and drizzle by itself.

  16. shelaghc

    Is there a glitch in the system? I see this recipe in the feed every day.

  17. Heather

    Is one box of Vanilla chex enough… i bought my supplies but the back serving size x number of servings makes it seem like it might not be enough for 9 cups? Thanks

  18. Susan

    i just made these and they totally did not turn out… 🙁 my chocolate was a big clump and i ended up burning it… had enough left to try again. still not like the pic… i guess it’s harder than it looks. my sprinkles are not sticking and just falling to bottom of pan. 🙁 oh well…. first try not so great.

  19. Elaine

    Do people ever eat or mix muddy buddies with pretzels ?

  20. Stephanie

    Can you use regular chex instead of vanilla?! I could add vanilla extract to the chocolate to make the flavor maybe..

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