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I had this thought the other day when I was eating my 100th Peppermint Kiss. What if I made my favorite snack with peppermint crushed in it? I loved the white chocolate and peppermint together and since I am kind of obsessed with muddy buddies, I decided to make this. HOLY COW! These were so good! It was seriously like Christmas in my mouth and I couldn’t stop eating them! I think this became my favorite of all of the muddy buddy versions that I have made! So addictingly good!
Things that I changed:  I kind of made this recipe up as I went along. I copied it from my funfetti muddy buddy recipe.
Things that I would do differently next time:  I saw that they have chocolate mint peppermint candy canes! I want to try this with those!
Will I make it again? Yes! Would also make a fun neighbor treat.

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Peppermint Buddies

By: Alyssa Rivers
It was seriously like Christmas in my mouth and I couldn’t stop eating them!  I think this became my favorite of all of the muddy buddy versions that I have made! 
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 16 Servings


  • 10 ounces white almond bark can also use white chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • 5 cups Chex cereal any variety
  • 1/3 cup crushed peppermint candy canes
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  • Measure the 5 cups Chex Mix and put in a bowl, set aside.
  • Melt the almond bark and shortening in a saucepan.
  • Once melted add the crushed peppermint.  I used a food processor to crush the candy canes.  It worked great and made the candy canes very fine and the perfect consistency for the mix.
  • Pour the melted almond bark over the chex mix.  Stir well.  Let the mixture cool for a minute in the bowl.
  • In a large zip lock bag, add the powdered sugar.  Dump the cereal mixture into the ziplock bag and shake to coat them in the powdered sugar.
  • Give as many away as possible because you will eat them one by one until they are gone. 😉


Calories: 200kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 116mgPotassium: 71mgFiber: 2gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 206IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
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Peppermint buddies in a red bowl stacked up high.


About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. Can’t wait to try these peppermint buddies. I may try to make them using shredded wheat since that’s what I have in my cupboard. A little bit of healthy grain with my sweets. 🙂

  2. Hi there, I just found this via Pinterest 🙂 I’m just curious, couldn’t this be made with milk chocolate? I’m not a fan of white almond bark or white chocolate even though I know it makes it look more “Christmas-y”.

  3. I made these this weekend, and they were SO yummy!!! For future reference, I got about 1/3 cup of crushed peppermint from 4 regular candy canes, done in the food processor.

    Thanks again!

  4. These are beautiful! I have a huge obsession with all things peppermint this season and I can’t wait to try these babies!

  5. Just came across this on Pinterest….it looks fantastic! Quick question…do you think you could do this without the shortening? Thank you!

    1. Thanks for your response! I can’t wait to make these! 🙂 Happy Holidays, and thanks again!