Muddy Buddy Bars Recipe is super decadent and delicious. These dessert bars require no mixer, no baking, and a great treat even if you’re not ‘cook’. They’re also a great recipe to get children involved in making.
These are the most amazing and easy dessert bars you’ll ever make! The name is in reference to them being coated in powdered sugar like the snack mix Muddy Buddies are. Muddy Buddies are also known as Puppy Chow mix because of the similarity in looks to Puppy Chow dog food.
The secret to this recipe and no baking is that you use crushed vanilla wafers. They crushed vanilla wafers are held together with sticky sweetened condensed milk. Additionally, you can add nuts, chocolate chips, or whatever other candy you want to flavor them with.
Muddy Buddy Bars Recipe
I used vanilla wafers, but you can use graham crackers, chocolate graham crackers, or actually any cookie just be sure to use the same quantity.
As well, I used mini chocolate chips and toffee chips (you could crush a Health bar).
For the sweetened condensed milk, I had regular so that’s what I used. However, you can use low-fat or fat-free in this recipe. I don’t typically like the way lower-fat products in baked treats. Although, when they aren’t baked I can’t really tell a difference in taste or texture.
Finally, you can double this recipe and use a 9×13-inch baking pan.
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Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary based on products used.
Muddy Buddy Bars Recipe
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- Line an 8x8-inch square baking pan or a 9x9-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick spray.
- Dump the mixture into your prepared pan and smoosh down. Smooth the top flat.
- Chill for 30 minutes to 2 hours.
- Remove the bars from the refrigerator. With a sharp knife, cut into squares.
- Serve. Store in an airtight container up to 1 week.