By Grace Mansour

To get into the Valentines Day spirit I decided to bake a yummy treat. I make muddy buddies every year for Christmas and as a new tradition I have decided to make them for other holidays too. I am starting with Valentine’s day and I found this recipe from Crafty Morning that looked so good that I just had to make it. Here is the link if you want to check out the site I got it from:

The ingredients are pretty simple and the recipe is super easy to follow and is super quick.


  • 1/2 cup white candy melts
  • 1/2 cup pink candy melts
  • 1/2 cup red candy melts
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon shortening
  • 3 cup Chex cereal
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar


  1. Melt 1/2 cup of one color of candy melts in the microwave, heating for 25 seconds, then stirring, and reheating as needed until smooth.
  2. Stir in 1/2 Tablespoon of shortening, and then 1 cup of Chex cereal.
  3. Stir to coat the Chex cereal completely.
  4. Place one third of the powdered sugar (about 3 Tablespoons) into a ziplock bag and add the candy-coated Chex. Close the bag and give it a good shake for one or two minutes.
  5. The candy won’t be completely sugar-coated since we want the color to stand out, so the pieces will stick together a bit. Try to space them out on a cookie sheet to dry.
  6. Repeat this process with the other two colors of candy melts.
  7. Let dry for at least one hour – avoid the temptation to put this in the fridge as that will cause the candy to sweat when it is returned to room temperature.

This recipe makes around 3 cups which is a good amount for 6 people so if you would like to make more just double it or even triple it. Hopefully you try the recipe out and love it because I loved it! Happy Valentines Day!!!