I still remember the shock I felt after finding out that not one, but two of my freshman year roomies had never heard of Muddy Buddies. Cue me immediately whipping out the best Muddy Buddy recipes to enlighten their tastebuds and make them Muddy Buddy believers!

If you've never had Muddy Buddies (known to some as "Puppy Chow" or "Monkey Munch"), you need to get some in your life ASAP. If you've had then even once, you know how addicting they are. And there are so many exciting variations you can make on the classic Muddy Buddy. Here's a roundup of the very best Muddy Buddy recipes around, sure to bring all your buddies over to get in on the muddy goodness. 

1.  Easy Muddy Buddies That Taste Like Childhood

chocolate, cereal, candy, sweet
Katherine Baker

Classic for a reason. You'll definitely want to check out this nostalgic recipe.

2. Homemade Chocolate Peppermint Muddy Buddies

chocolate, oatmeal cereal, wheat, wheat flake, corn, sweet, cereal
Claire Hogan

For the holiday season. Or all year long. 

3. Red Velvet Puppy Chow

nut, candy, sweet
Devon Carlson

Because sometimes a red velvet cupcake just won't do. Find out how to make this sweet snack.

4. Puppy Chow Granola

sweet, cereal
Katherine Baker

Because it sounds healthy. And it taste goods. 

5. Pumpkin Pie Muddy Buddies

sweet, corn
Casey Hack

If you're all about that pumpkin spice life, these muddy buddies are for you.

6. Hipster Puppy Chow

Katie Walsh

Pretzels make it #hip. 

7. Matzo Puppy Chow 

Victoria Pierce

This recipe is Passover-approved. 

8. Candy Cane Puppy Chow

beignets, cookie, marshmallow, chocolate, sweet, candy
Meredith Ross

So fresh and a great way to use up leftover candy canes.  

9. Cupcake Puppy Chow

Birthday cake and confetti lovers rejoice. This recipe is the best of both worlds.

10. Werewolf Puppy Chow

Alexander Furuya

I'll howl to that. Candy-packed recipe found here.

11. Gluten-, Nut-, and Dairy-Free Puppy Chow

candy, chocolate, sweet
Alana Bercu

Yay for allergen-free puppy chow. Even if you aren't allergic to nuts or dairy, the use of SunButter is a tasty upgrade you shouldn't overlook. 

12. Hot Chocolate Mix Puppy Chow

I mean, this is just pure genius. 

13. Leftover Halloween Candy Puppy Chow

Cat Taylor

Truly, you can make this with any candy, any time of year. Get the yummy details here.

14. Caramel Brownie Bugle Chow

fish, seafood, meat, vegetable
Cassandra Bauer

The recipe claims it's like puppy chow, but better. Decide for yourself with this recipe.

15. Chocolate Lover's Chow

milk, honey, sweet, jam, chocolate
Hailey Maher

Enjoy your puppy chow with Nutella instead of peanut butter. 

16. Vegan Puffed Cereal Easter Muddy Buddies

A scrumptious and dairy-free twist with Jordan almonds. 

17. Muddy Buddy Krispie Treats

Bless. Make this epic cereal bar ASAP.