Root Beer Float Muddy Buddies

 Muddy buddies that taste like a refreshing root beer float. Muddy buddies that taste like a refreshing rootbeer float.

Muddy buddies, or puppy chow, whatever you prefer to call these bites of yum, are a dangerous, dangerous snack.  So dangerous that I had to say it twice.

This is one of those snacks that you will have a full bag of and before you know it the bag is empty, and you’re trying to convince yourself you didn’t really eat them all.

Muddy buddies that taste like a refreshing rootbeer float.

It is so easy to constantly keep popping these little bites into my mouth. And these ones especially because they are root beer float flavored! I love root beer floats.  They remind me of warm summer nights as a kid, being barefoot and dirty from playing outside all day.

I posted a picture to my Instagram not too long ago showing all kinds of treats from a trip to the market.  If you look closely you will see a Betty Crocker package of Root Beer Float Cookie Mix.  I know right?! Amazing!  (sidenote..if you’re on Instagram look me up! Or just click here.  I like to post my kitchen disasters and give sneak peeks of things coming up, plus you can see my adorable kids too!)

Muddy buddies that taste like a refreshing rootbeer float.

However, being a food blogger I think it’s a requirement that I use this mix for something other than actual cookies.

This was a quick, easy treat to make.

Have you had the Vanilla Chex cereal?  I highly recommend it, and that’s the cereal that I used for these muddy buddies.  Honestly, I could just sit and eat the plain Vanilla Chex all day.  Instead though, I decided to coat them in melted white vanilla chips, powdered sugar, and root beer flavored cookie mix.  Talk about taking a delicious snack and making it AWESOME!

Muddy buddies that taste like a refreshing rootbeer float.

I was going to make these using the cookie mix and then a batch using some root beer concentrate I picked up too so I could compare them.  But the first batch of these with the cookie mix were so good I just went for it and made another batch with the cookie mix.  The cookie mix is only sold at Walmart I believe.  I found it with all the seasonal Easter baking supplies.

Muddy buddies that taste like a refreshing rootbeer float.

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Root beer Float Muddy Buddies


  • 4 cups Vanilla chex cereal
  • 1 cup white chocolate or vanilla chips, or candy melts
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup root beer float cookie mix


  1. Cover a cookie sheet with wax paper or non stick parchment paper
  2. Measure out the cereal and place into mixing bowl
  3. Place the powdered sugar and cookie mix into a large resealable plastic bag or plastic container with a lid
  4. Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave (set to 50% power, run for 15 second increments stirring in between each time. Will fully melt after about 4-5 times. This method will prevent burning the chocolate!)
  5. Pour the melted chocolate over the cereal, stir slowly to fully coat the cereal
  6. Spoon the coated cereal into the container with the powdered sugar and cookie mix. Seal tightly and give several good shakes to fully coat
  7. Spread the coated cereal onto the covered cookie sheet to allow to dry and cool. Store in a tightly closed container, or just eat them all!

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    • says

      Thanks so much Mary Frances!! And the cookie mix is only sold at walmart. So if you can’t find it let me know! I have the stuff to try them with root beer concentrate too so I’ll give it a try and let you know how it goes :) I’m hoping the cookie mix isn’t a limited edition thing! Thanks for the pin!

  1. says

    I try to avoid going to my local Walmart (or Ghetto Walmart as we call it) but if that’s the only place I can get the cookie mix to make these muddy buddies I might have to make an exception! These look awesome! Stopping by from Best of the Weekend. :-) Followed you on Instagram too!
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  2. says

    Hi Serene! These muddy buddies look so good and LOVE the flavor! Thanks so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend – pinning to our party board and will be sharing this week. Have a happy Saturday and wonderful weekend!
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    • says

      Thanks so much Becca! I’m so glad you like these, I hope you give them a try especially if you LOVE root beer floats! And I will be stopping by to check out your site soon :) it sounds yummi!

    • says

      I haven’t made it with the concentrate yet because I loved how the cookie mix worked. But what I was going to try was mixing the root beer concentrate with the white chocolate prior to coating the cereal. This might cause the chocolate to seize, or become too clumpy. So I would recommend a combination of shortening and chocolate mixed with the concentrate. Again, I haven’t done it yet. If you want to play around with it let me know how it works! And once I try it I’ll post here and let you know :)


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