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Simple Sugar Free Muddy Buddies

The perfect healthy sweet treat the whole family will enjoy. These Sugar Free Muddy Buddies are quick, easy, and satisfyingly sweet!

sugar free muddy buddies

I can’t recall the first time I had “muddy buddies.” But I do recall the first time it dawned on me I wanted to make a healthy muddy buddies delicious treat.

I had tried the “store bought” version.But I soon realized thanks to the deliciousness of today’s sugar-free superstars — Lily’s chocolates and Swerve powdered sugar — a less sugar option was easily created. 

A Muddy Buddy recipe will often show up online around the holiday season. But I’m here to tell you that you can absolutely enjoy this healthy treat year-round.

Are Muddy Buddies and Puppy Chow The Same?

Ultimately, there are some recipes that seem to have regional or even generational variations and different names. And that certainly appears to be true for classic muddy buddies as well. The original recipe is sometimes referred to as reindeer chow (again, a nod to the holidays). It’s also known as muddy munch (not sure where that one came from), and puppy chow (probably my least favorite name.)

But no matter what you call it, it’s basically the same recipe. It’s some form of General Mills’ popular Chex cereals, regular peanut butter, chocolate, and a regular powdered sugar coating. This healthier alternative sticks with that same traditional recipe, only it’s sugar free.

Are Sugar Free Muddy Buddies Low Carb?

While many of the new recipes I’m posting here are in fact low-carb, this recipe is not since it includes the use of cereal. With virtually no added sugar here (and being gluten free), this is a healthy muddy buddies recipe anyone can enjoy!

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sugar free muddy buddies

Simple Sugar Free Muddy Buddies

  • Author: Regan Jones, RD
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: about 5 cups
  • Diet: Gluten Free


The perfect healthy sweet treat the whole family will enjoy. These Sugar Free Muddy Buddies are quick, easy and satisfyingly sweet!



  1. Place chocolate and peanut butter in a small microwave-safe bowl; microwave on HIGH in 30-second intervals until melted, stirring between each interval. Stir in salt.
  2. Place half of cereal in a large bowl. Pour half of melted chocolate mixture over cereal, stirring to coat. Add remaining cereal and chocolate mixture to bowl; stirring gently to completely coat all cereal. Let cool 10 minutes.
  3. Place Swerve, confectioners in a large zip-top bag. Spoon cooled cereal mixture into bag; seal, and shake until coated. Store in refrigerator in an airtight container.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 165
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 200 mg
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 5 g

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