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Peppermint Muddy Buddies

Peppermint Muddy Buddies

Easy peppermint muddy buddies with white chocolate peppermint M&M’s.

Peppermint Muddy Buddies

So it’s no secret that I love muddy buddies right? I mean I think I find a new flavor combination just about every few weeks. My kids love this stuff! Every time they see me place a box of Chex cereal in my cart they immediately ask what flavor I plan on making. Then they are argue over which is their favorite and I should make. The last two times I’ve made muddy buddies we’ve made them with peppermint extract. My oldest loves anything and everything mint so clearly these are his favorite. Last time we combined the peppermint chocolate covered Chex cereal with Andes peppermint baking chips..mmm! Those are my favorite to bake with this time of year!

This last time we made muddy buddies I tossed in white chocolate peppermint M&M’s into the mix. These are perfect for handing out to teachers, co-workers, or to have on hand at holiday parties. Speaking of parties, my lovely friends and I have gathered for another virtual progressive dinner party again. This time our theme is holiday bites! Be sure to stop by and bring an appetite because there are plenty of ideas for a holiday party!

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Tomato & Ricotta Crostini from Katie’s Cucina

Roasted Leek and Onion Soup from Sweet C’s Designs

Mozzerella, Bacon and Roasted Peppers Hot Cheese Dip from Cook the Story

Red Pepper Manchego Stuffed Mushrooms from The Lilypad Cottage

Spicy Sriracha Deviled Eggs from White House Black Shutters

Cranberry Salsa from Bombshell Bling

Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms from Kokocooks

Cream Cheese with Garlic & Bacon filled Crescents from A Glimpse Inside

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Rice Krispie Treats from Yellow Bliss Road

Peppermint Patty Chex Mix from Lolly Jane

Brownie Stuffed Christmas Trees from It’s Always Autumn

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies from Clean and Scentsible

Mini Candy Cane Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache from Crazy Little Projects

Black and White Cookie Brownies from Sweet Rose Studio

Oreo Truffle Reindeer Noses and Free Printable from Balancing Home

Peppermint Muddy Buddies from A Pumpkin and a Princess


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Peppermint Muddy Buddies


  1. 1 1/2 cups Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips
  2. 1 tsp peppermint extract
  3. 7 cups Rice Chex cereal
  4. 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  5. 1 cup white chocolate peppermint M&M's


  1. Melt chocolate over double boiler.
  2. Stir in peppermint extract into melted chocolate.
  3. Toss in half of the cereal into melted chocolate and stir. Add renaming cereal and toss until evenly covered.
  4. Add powdered sugar to chocolate coated cereal and mix well.
  5. Stir in M&M's.

White Chocolate Peppermint Muddy Buddies

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Triple Chocolate Peppermint Brownies

Triple Chocolate Peppermint Brownies

My favorite holiday treat is without a doubt Ghirardelli peppermint bark. Have you tried it? It is amazing! My oldest (who loves anything and everything mint) and I were eating a piece of peppermint bark the other day when he suggested that we use it to bake with. It inspired me to create a Triple Chocolate Peppermint Brownies recipe.

Triple Chocolate Peppermint Brownies Recipe

These are way too addicting, I had to stop myself from eating the entire pan. Chocolate and peppermint are one of the best holiday flavors! We love to use candy canes to stir our hot cocoa and now we have a new treat to make on those cold winter days.

Peppermint Brownies Recipe

Easy Peppermint Brownies Recipe

Triple Chocolate Peppermint Brownies


  1. 1 package Ghirardelli Brownie Mix
  2. 1/3 cup water
  3. 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  4. 1 egg
  5. 1 tsp peppermint extract
  6. 1/2 cup white chocolate chips; melted (optional)
  7. 1/2 Andes Peppermint Crunch baking chips (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare baking pan by lightly greasing or lining with parchment paper.
  2. Combine water, oil, and egg in a mixing bowl. Add brownie mix and peppermint extract; stir until fully combined. Spread into pan.
  3. Bake for 45-50 minutes.
  4. Once brownies have cooled drizzle with white chocolate and sprinkle peppermint crunch baking chips on top.

For this recipe I used the Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix found at Costco. I love, love, love this brownie mix! By the way I actually tried two versions of this recipe and decided this was the best one. In my first attempt at peppermint brownies I sprinkled chopped Hershey’s candy cane kisses on top. They melted right on top of the brownies creating a sweet coating. I found that they were a little too decadent and overpowered the brownies. So my next best option was to drizzle the melted white chocolate chips on top with a piping bag then add the peppermint crunch. I really like the peppermint crunch because it doesn’t melt easily like the kisses did but its also not hard like candy canes.

Peppermint Brownies Recipe

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