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Delicious and addicting Muddy Buddies that taste just like a Twix Bar!


Twix Muddy Buddies on a wooden tables. There are some in a red serving bowl as well.

A few weeks ago we were all sitting together as a family. My little six year old said, Mom! You should make Twix Muddy Buddies! I wasn’t surprised by this because Twix are both of my boys favorite candy bar!

Later that week I was talking to my best friend over at Chef In Training. Our conversations usually consists of food and babies. We are both due within a week of each other! I told her what I was making that week and that my little boy suggested Twix Muddy Buddies. She told me she had always wanted to make those for her blog too! So we decided to both make them that week. It is amazing how different our tastes are and our recipes are. But at least we both share a love for Muddy Buddies!

My favorite part of the Twix Bar is the caramel and the shortbread inside. I really wanted to make those things stand out! It took me two batches to get these right. After I made them, I couldn’t stop eating them. And I especially loved how the caramel flavor stood out! This muddy buddy recipe was a hit! And as soon as my little boy got home from school he gave them a try. He said, Mom these are awesome! I think even he approved! 🙂

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Twix Muddy Buddies

By: Alyssa Rivers
Delicious and addicting Muddy Buddies that taste just like a Twix Bar!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings


  • 4 Cups Rice Chex Cereal
  • 1 bag milk chocolate chips 12 ounce
  • 15 kraft caramel square or 1/2 cup caramel bits
  • 1 Tablespoon Heavy Cream
  • 6 Shortbread Cookies
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Twix Bars chopped
  • 5 kraft caramels optional for final drizzle*


  • In a big bowl place 4 cups chex cereal. In a microwave safe dish, or over low heat on the stove, melt the milk chocolate chips. If in the microwave, melt 30 seconds at a time until smooth and be careful not to let burn and clump.
  • Pour the melted chocolate over the chex cereal and mix until the cereal is completely covered in the chocolate.
  • Melt the caramel and heavy cream. Drizzle this over the chocolate covered chex. Stir lightly getting all of the cereal pieces drizzled in caramel.
  • Pulse the shortbread cookies in a food processor until fine. Combine with the powdered sugar in a gallon sized bag. Dump the chex cereal and shake to coat in the powdered sugar shortbread cookie crumbs. Add the chopped twix bars to the bag.
  • If you want a final caramel drizzle, lay them out on a parchment covered cookie sheet. Melt the 5 caramels and drizzle on the top of the muddy buddies.


Calories: 465kcalCarbohydrates: 76gProtein: 5gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 264mgPotassium: 95mgFiber: 2gSugar: 56gVitamin A: 387IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 143mgIron: 5mg

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

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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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. I’m new to making Muddy Buddies. I see in this recipe it says to use Rice Chex., but in the others it just says Chex. Do I use Rice Chex for all Muddy Buddy recipes? Thanks!

  2. I didn’t realize you and Nikki were due so close–how fun! Great pic, those look delish!

  3. Alyssa, these muddy buddies look like a home run! I have never seen a Twix version and it is about time that someone created one! I love the caramel and shortbread inside as well, and I love love love these!