Hot chocolate muddy buddies are the perfect winter time snack treat. With all the flavors of hot cocoa, this puppy chow recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth! It’s so simple to whip up. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat and set aside. Let the dust settle before removing the lid of the blender. 1. Just melt the peanut butter (or other nut butter) and honey together, mix in the rice cereal, cocoa powder and protein powder (I used my hands to press the peanut butter in perfectly). In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except the cereal and whisk until incorporated. This version of healthy muddy buddies is by far the best I have made. Preheat oven to 300°F. 2. Perfect for movie night or any time you are feeling sweet and snacky. In a high powdered blender, process coconut sugar until it resembles a fine powder. 2 to 4 TB of cocoa powder, cacao powder, or carob powder (if you want a double-chocolate puppy chow) Directions.