Crunchy, sweet, colorful, and fun to eat! Funfetti Cake Batter Muddy Buddies have all the flavor of a funfetti cake with a sweet crunch that makes them irresistible. Great for a party, movie night, or even lunch boxes. I’ve started sending this in my kids’ lunch boxes for their treat, and they love it. I mix up a batch, pre-portion it in snack-size bags, and keep them in the freezer. One of my other very favorite muddy buddy flavors that you’ve got to try is this Butterscotch Puppy Chow. It tastes like a Scotcheroo.
Using red and green sprinkles can make this easy, fun treat look festive for Christmas, orange and black for Halloween, or green for St. Patty’s. You get the picture!
I prefer to use almond bark when I need melted white chocolate. We can only get one brand of white chocolate chips over here in Germany at the commissary. Every time I have tried to melt them in the microwave, they have seized up…could also be an issue with my European microwave…I don’t know… All I know is I’m tired of throwing seized-up chocolate away. So I don’t even mess with it anymore, and I get white almond bark.
Each square of almond bark is 2 ounces of chocolate. You need six squares to have the equivalent amount of chocolate you get in one bag of white chocolate chips.
This recipe calls for a cup of yellow cake mix. You can either save the rest to make more batches later, or just use the remaining cake mix to make a dump cake or a cobbler. Those kinds of recipes are very forgiving, and they will still work out great even without the entire amount of cake mix. Or you could make a gigantic batch of these yummy Funfetti Cake Batter Muddy Buddies and use the whole box. 🙂
More of our favorite No-Bake Treats
- No-bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars
- No-bake S’more Krispie Treats
- Mint Oreo Muddy Buddies
- No-bake Cherry Cheesecake
- No-Bake Peanut Butter Corn Flake Treats
- Classic No-bake Cookies
- Caramel Corn Puffs
Step-by-step pictures for how to make Funfetti Cake Batter Muddy Buddies
Frequently Asked Questions for how to make Funfetti Cake Batter Muddy Buddies
The Recipe shows a Yellow Cake mix. is it okay to use a white cake mix or a butter-flavored cake mix instead?
Any of those cake mixes will work. I prefer the taste of the yellow cake mix, but a white cake mix or butter-flavored cake mix have a very similar flavor and will work great.
Do Rice Chex or Corn Chex work best for Muddy Buddies?
Most people prefer Rice Chex for Muddy Buddies, but either Rice Chex or Corn Chex will work great. You can even use Crispix cereal if you can’t find Chex.
Can I skip the powdered sugar?
Technically, yes. The powdered sugar is really just to help coat the Chex so they are easier to handle while eating, and so they don’t clump together in large chunks. If you don’t want to use powdered sugar, that’s fine. You can either use more cake mix, or after shaking them in the bag, pour them out onto a lined cookie sheet and spread them out. Let them harden on the cookie sheet before putting them in a bag. This method will help keep them from sticking together in a large clump.
Do I need to keep these in the refrigerator after I make them?
Most people prefer to keep them in the fridge because it keeps the chocolate from melting, but there is nothing wrong with leaving them out on the counter.
Can you freeze muddy buddies?
Yes. Muddy buddies freeze well. You just need to make sure they are completely cooled before putting them in the freezer. Make sure to use an airtight container or a Ziploc bag. I like to put 1/2 cup portions into snack-size bags for my kids’ lunches. It’s nice to just pull them out of the freezer in the morning.
- 12 ounces white chocolate, melted
- 8 cups Rice Chex Cereal
- ⅓ cup rainbow sprinkles
- 1 cup yellow cake mix
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- In a microwave-safe dish, melt the white chocolate. I prefer to use almond bark. Start melting it for 1 minute and then stir; then 30 seconds, stir...and so on until it is melted and smooth.
- In a large bowl, combine the Rice Chex and sprinkles. Stir.
- Pour the melted chocolate over the Chex and sprinkles. Stir until everything is nicely coated in the white chocolate.
- Next, add the cake mix and powdered sugar into a gallon-size Ziploc bag. Shake to mix.
- Pour the white-chocolate-coated cereal mixture into the Ziploc bag and carefully shake it to coat the mixture. At this point, you can leave it in the bag and refrigerate it until it sets up. If you prefer, you can pour it out onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet and refrigerate. It will cool and set up quicker on the baking sheet in the fridge.
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