Muddy Buddy Popcorn

This Muddy Buddy Popcorn is quick, simple, full of delicious flavor, and the perfect combination of sweet and salty. This really is the best snack for movies, game night, sporting events, or just when you need to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Well, finger food season has arrived. Football games, holiday parties, movie nights, and me just craving anything sweet. It’s my favorite time of year.

And our cute friend Ashton from Something Swanky has just released the perfect cookbook that will give you all the recipes that you need for every finger-food snack occasion: Party Popcorn. 

I am a huge popcorn lover, and I have recently become a fan of Muddy Buddy Popcorn. I have always been a snack food person, but this has made me snack food obsessed.

You guys, this is the worlds best sweet and salty combination, and you need this Muddy Buddy Popcorn in your life. It is so simple to make and has the most amazing flavor to it.

the best way to coat your muddy buddies:

I am a huge muddy buddy fan, and am frequently making them. I personally believe I have mastered the perfect muddy buddy coating (and I like mine very coated. The more flavor, the better).

I have found the best way to coat your muddy buddies, without making a mess, is to scoop them into a gallon ziplock bag (You may need to use two. I like to use two to better coat your muddy buddies and make sure each individual piece is covered).

I like to scoop a little powdered sugar into the gallon ziplock bag, then add some of the Chex cereal mixture with all the gooey good stuff on it, then add the rest of the powdered sugar.

I then zip up the bag, and shake it all up. It’s easier to separate and make sure each piece is covered, rather than trying to stir it all together in a bowl.

You could also use a large bowl that has a lid, and combine it using the bowl, with the lid on top.

add some more chocolate to your snack:

I am a total chocolate fanatic. Sometimes, I after the muddy buddies are all coated, and I add in a few extra candy pieces. I also like to add in a few chocolate chips, or pieces of Hershey’s chocolate bar just for a bite of sweet chocolate goodness.

This is totally optional, but it just makes the mixture a little sweeter.

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Serves: 5

Muddy Buddy Popcorn

A new twist on muddy buddies: popcorn!

10 minPrep Time

2 minCook Time

12 minTotal Time

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  • 8 cups popped popcorn
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (you could also use milk chocolate)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Pour the popcorn into a large bowl and remove any unpopped kernels.
  2. Place the powdered sugar in a resealable gallon-sized bag.
  3. In a medium-sized microwaveable bowl, melt the chocolate chips and peanut butter in the microwave, cooking for 30 second intervals and stirring after each interval until the chocolate and peanut butter combination is completely smooth (mine was completely melted after 90 seconds, but it will depend on your microwave). Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Pour melted chocolate over the popcorn and mix with a large rubber spatula until it completely coats each piece of popcorn.
  5. Carefully spoon the popcorn into the resealable bag (I promise that it will all fit). Zip the bag closed and shake until all the popcorn is coated with the powdered sugar.
  6. Once the popcorn is coated, pour into a large bowl and serve. If you have any leftovers, store in an airtight container for up to two days (I doubt it will last that long!). 🙂



402 cal


14 g


69 g


6 g
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9 Responses to “Muddy Buddy Popcorn”

  1. I just made this yummy recipe, and it is fab! I mixed the chocolate/peanut butter mixture over the popcorn in a large Tuperware-like container, then added the powdered sugar, put the lid on the container and gently rolled it for a minute or so. It is so much easier to coat the mixture with powdered sugar this way as opposed to putting it into a plastic bag. I also added chopped up Reese's Peanut Butter Cups just to ramp things up a bit. Oh, yeah!
  2. Kristina
    I tried this recipe and when I added the vanilla to the chocolate mixture it turned to fudge. I mean I have no problem with fudge. I put it in the fridge to set for later and made a new batch without the vanilla. Am I doing something wrong? Is it because I'm using cheap vanilla?
  3. Made this tonight and when I added the vanilla to my creamy Skippy peanut butter it seized up and turn into a fudge constancy like the other person on here. I threw that away and redid it without the vanilla. It turned out great and everyone in the family loved it! Will definitely make this again! (But without the vanilla!) ?
  4. Cassandra
    If you warm up the peanut butter and vanilla first (about 20 seconds in my microwave) and stir together, you can add the chocolate and microwave for another 30 seconds without the chocolate seizing. If you do get seized chocolate when you add vanilla, you can add a bit of butter or coconut oil and stir it back to a usable consistency.

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