Dec 152015

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Minions Muddy Buddies

One thing we do every single summer is head to the drive-in.  We only do it once a year because it ends up being such a late night, but it’s such a treat for the kids when we go. Since we only go once, we choose the movie we want to watch there very carefully.  We make sure it’s something that we really want to see.  You guessed it, this past summer we chose the Minions movie!

We are super excited that our favorite summer movie just came out on Blu-Ray/DVD on December 8th!  I ran out to get it that day and we have been watching it a lot over the past week.  We just love the Minions © 2015 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

The day I got it, we had a family movie night to watch it – but what’s a movie night without a snack? Of course Illumination Entertainment’s Minions movie was the inspiration for my recipe.  It is the perfect recipe to include in our Minions Movie night!

Here’s what you need:

  • 3 Cups of rice cereal
  • 3/4 Cup blue candy melts
  • 3/4 Cup yellow candy melts
  • 1/2 Cup marshmallows
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract x 2
  • 1/3 Cup powdered sugar x 2
  • Blue and yellow chocolate candies
  • Candy smiles and eyes


Here’s what you do:
1. Separate your cereal into 2 different bowls.
2. Then pour 1/3 cup powdered sugar into 2 separate plastic bags that zip and set aside.
3. Melt your candy melts in 2 separate microwave safe bowls on 50% power for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly until melted.
4. Mix in 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla flavoring in each of melted chocolate bowls.


5. Place 1/4 cup of marshmallow on top of each bowl of melted chocolate and place back in the microwave for 15 seconds and mix.


6. Pour your yellow chocolate mix over one bowl of cereal and the blue chocolate over the other bowl and carefully stir until your cereal is covered.


7. Now scoop your covered cereal into the separate zippered bags (filled with powdered sugar) and shake, use your fingers to separate the clumps of cereal.


8. Mix your Muddy Buddies in a large serving bowl and top off with your chocolate candies, candy eyes, and candy smiles.




It is the perfect Minions movie snack!


You can purchase the Minions movie from these national retailers or right on the Minions movie website!

Minions Movie

Be sure to check out more delicious recipes inspired by the Minions movie release. What’s your favorite movie night recipe!

  154 Responses to “Minions Muddy Buddies”

  1. Just bought our copy this weekend at BestBuy and am going to have to try this one now for the girls. Thanks Robin!! 😉

  2. Those are just WAY too fun for words. I love the blue and yellow twist to muddy buddies!

  3. I LOVE muddy buddies and I’ve never thought to put a Minions twist to them. My grandkids would absolutely love these.

  4. My littles think that Minions are funny, so both would love this muddy buddy recipe.

  5. What a fun idea for a snack. I have to get a copy of this movie, so we can watch it again.

  6. We are always up for a good movie snack. This one is a fun one fro sure. Be right over for movie night.

  7. The Drive-in is a great idea to do with kiddies…bet it is a lot of work for sure though.
    I have a few nephews who love the Minions.
    I will have to tell my sister-in-law about your excellent party mix treat here.

  8. I totally missed this movie when it came out. The kids went with their friends but I was stuck at school. Can’t wait to watch it!

  9. This is such a great snack idea! We love the Minions around here and putting together a fun new recipe is definitely likely to yield super smiles from our moviegoers!

  10. Ahhh! I love it! Muddy buddies are one of our favorite snacks. What a creative idea to pair it with the minions theme. Such a fun and cute idea.

  11. What a fun snack. My boys would love this snack.

  12. Oh my gosh, this is too cute to be true. It seems like you can’t go anywhere these days without seeing The Minions <3

  13. Oh yum, my kids would love this. Such a fun treat!!

  14. My kids love the Minions. This muddy buddy mix looks like a tasty treat to eat while watching the movie.

  15. What fun! Love how you were able to make the muddy buddy mix with the colors of the minions!

  16. I LOVE what you did. I’ll be posting this week some Minions recipes too! And we’ll be buying the movie tonight.

  17. What a great idea! It turned out really cute and really does look like minions. Genious!

  18. My little cousins love Minions! I’m going to share this fun treat with them! Looks so easy to make!

  19. We are huge Minion fans in our house!! I love how bright and colorful this Minions buddy mix is, my kids would love it.

  20. Such a fun idea! We totally love minions and my kids would really like this snack. Me, eyeballs would take some getting use to lol

  21. Aw my friend loves Minions and was oohing and ahhing over your muddy buddies.

  22. We are totally doing this! My son LOVES minions and had never like puppy chow since it is made with peanut butter. This is PERFECT!!!

  23. My kids love minions…what a fabulous treat to make to enjoy them.

  24. I love this fun take on the traditional Chex Muddy Buddies! These would be perfect treat for picnics and movie night fun.

  25. What a fun snack idea!! My son has become Minion obessed this would be perfect treat for watching the movie at home!

  26. I can’t wait to see this movie! My son will love it, and we will definitely try out this snack!

  27. Who doesn’t love those little yellow guys? We threw a Minions movie night too and had a blast. So glad to own the movie on Blu-Ray now!

  28. Oh wow this is awesome, I am loving the snacks you served up. I too love minions a lot and hoping to watch with my nephew tomorrow

  29. I saw this posted on Instagram earlier and I immediately thought wow this is something my kids would love

  30. What a fun treat for the kids! I love these Minions muddy buddies! I would love to try this recipe this weekend!

  31. If I hear that sound that the minions make one more time I am going to scream….lolrotf…I hid the little toy last week because it was getting on my last nerve. It is still exiled to the storage

  32. We love the drive in! We saw it in Smithfield this summer! What a great idea to have a themed snack! I will have to remember your idea for next summer’s drive in!

  33. Oh how adorable. We have some friends coming over next week for a sleepover and these would be perfect. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂 I know the kids would love them

  34. What a tasty looking minions treat! Great colorful snack idea!

  35. They are adorable, I have a friend who would love these!!

  36. We love Muddy Buddies! It’s a great snack and your Minion version is adorable! The eyeballs definitely make it totally fun! lol

  37. I’ve got to get this for the kids, it’s on my list but I haven’t got it yet. I’ll have to try your recipe while we watch it, so colorful and yummy.

  38. These are great snack idea the kids will love and since I like muddy Buddies I may hide a few stash for myself.

  39. This is the cutest thing, ever! My son would die over this! It would be a great snack when we watch the movie again!

  40. This is so cute!! Would be awesome for a kids party! My step brothers would be SO in love with this snack.

  41. What a cute snack and perfect for any Minion fan!!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  42. Oh my gosh. This is pretty amazing. My 2 year-old, Justin is OBSESSED with the minions and we’ve had this movie on repeat for the last few days. This would be such an amazing treat!

  43. I love muddy buddies. Cute idea to minionize them.

  44. This is such a great idea for a snack. My son is a very picky eater, but loves the Minions so he might take a gander at this snack.

  45. such a fun snack. I love the Minions movie and am hoping that some one gets it for me for Christmas. I will have to give this snack a try – I know it would be addicting!

  46. Gosh, these look so good! I guess we’ll have to have a movie night soon.

  47. What a great recipe. Perfect for movie watching. We love the Minions movie!

  48. A few weeks ago we watched Camp Beverly Hills and made smore’s fondue (with a fondue pot we used for the first time but got it 15 years ago at our wedding). Kids loved both the movie and snack!

  49. I like the Minions but don’t possess the patience or have children of an age who would demand this of me. 🙂

  50. Super, super cute idea. The teeth are cracking my up and who doesn’t love a minion treat?

  51. Adorable! I love how easy it is to make. It doesn’t take much time and the kids would definitely love it.

  52. These muddy buddies are the perfect snack to serve at any family or kids’ party. The fact that they are made with the Minions makes it even more yummy.

  53. So cute! I can’t hardly stand it!!! I want to make this for just the hubs and I 🙂

  54. These Minions Muddy Buddies snacks are an amazing idea and they look good. I love the Minions so this will be fun to make with the kids when we watch the new Minions movie. Thanks for sharing.

  55. This is such a fun recipe. I am sure it will be a hit with Minions fans.

  56. What a creative movie snack! My kids are gonna love it!

  57. WHERE did you find candy smiles!? Minions Muddy Buddy Mix looks super yummy!

  58. These are so cute and fun!! My kids love the Minions movie and it’s a Christmas gift for them. I am definitely gonna try this snack out.

  59. This is such a cute snack idea! I love that you added the candy googly eyes. I try to add them to as many recipes as I can because they’re just so stinkin’ cute!

  60. I love the occasional eye appearing in the mix. So Minion. I think they are the cutest little creatures

  61. This will be a great snack to make for my friends girls this weekend. I am having a sleep over with them and we are going to watch the new Minion movie.

  62. This snack is so easy to make. My kids are going to love it. I will have to go get a copy of the movie tomorrow.

  63. This mix is almost too cute to eat! I still need to sit down and watch this movie. I bet it’s a riot!

  64. this is an adorable movie snack! how fun and yummy

  65. Now, this has got to be the cutest thing ever! I’d just die if we made these! Totally sounds like something fun to do with kids. We’ve got a lot these ingredients on hand so we’ll have to make it!

  66. I just know my kids would love this! Going to pop the movie in over the weekend and enjoy these munchies together.

  67. My kids would absolutely love this! Minions and treats together! The perfect combination!

  68. Oh my gosh! how adorable! I LOVE IT!!!!

  69. That mix is super colorful! My nephew loves the Minions and I’m sure he’d enjoy these.

  70. I love how you mixed the cereal with the minion colors and put the eyes in it! Makes it so much more fun to eat with the minion in the middle of the bowl, while you watch the movie. So cute!

  71. OOOOH what a great holiday snack and so timely – for the kids and the kids at heart. I love Minions and I might want to make this and not eat it because it’s so cute LOL

  72. this looks so great and matches perfectly. We love the Minions and can’t wait to watch this movie again! 😉

  73. What a great spin on an old treat. I love the colors.

  74. The Minions movie is waiting underneath my Christmas tree. I have got to make this for the kidlets when we get to watch it.

  75. This sounds delish! I love muddy buddies but these are just adorable!

  76. My son loves the minion so this would be so fun to make with him!They would also make for some fun snack for a Minions themed party!!

  77. I love Minion ! This recipe looks tasty and fun!

  78. What a cute idea. I really love the addition of the eyes. It really makes the treat more Minions themed.

  79. Gah! this is so cute and a great variation on muddy buddies – I just love it!

  80. I love the minions themed setup. I’ve watched the Minions and it’s been such a wacky film.

  81. This is absolutely a fun snack with the whole family. Thanks for the ideas

  82. What a great snack idea 🙂 My two love Minions.x

  83. That is an awesome fun way to celebrate the movie. My son loves the minions. 🙂

  84. This is such a cute snack for the kids! Mine would love this!

  85. What a cute and yummy snack. The twins will love this.

  86. Haven’t bought a copy yet but love the Chex Muddy Buddies. I love those party mixes but this looks better. Never thought of using the melts like that. 😉

  87. This is really cute!! I just bought the movie for my daughter for Christmas so we will have to try this mix when we watch it!!

  88. This is actually a fun way to get picky eaters more interested. Cute cute cute!

  89. That’s just too cool, I’m glad my kids can’t see all the yummy minion stuff… I’d be baking for the next year lol. Thanks for sharing.

  90. How fun is that! My kids love the minions, but we haven’t seen the movie yet. I think Santa might be bringing it. I would LOVE to go to the drive in. We have a couple in Maine, but they are quite a ways from where we live…so we haven’t attempted it yet. Hopefully when the kiddos are a little bit older, then maybe we can try it. That recipe looks super simple, and delicious, great idea!

  91. My kids just loved the movie. We saw it on release while at Disney World this summer. I think we’ve watched it too much times to mention now at my house.

  92. This is such a fun snack for the movie. I bought the movie for my boys for Christmas. I will have to surprise them with this snack!

  93. These Muddy Buddies are such a great idea. Tasty and super fun!

  94. Looks so awesome and easy! I bet my kids would be over the moon if I did this, especially since I don’t do fun stuff with food usually!

  95. What a cute and yummy snack. This looks like a great movie, I need to buy it.

  96. My nephew loves everything Minion-related. This would be a great thing to do with him.

  97. What a cute DIY snack! My kiddos would love to try these out and own the movie!

  98. This is the cutest muddy buddy recipe I’ve ever seen! That Minion theme is great.

  99. That’s pretty cute! Isaak would love this.

  100. How cute are these?! My kids would go nuts.

  101. i’ve come to the conclusion that the best thing about some of these movies is the food 😀

  102. OH MY GOSH!! This is an awesome recipe. My friend is a HUGE minions fan, and she’s going to love this. Sharing it now with her!!

  103. What a cute and yummy snack. I want to make this for my family.

  104. This is such a great idea!! I wonder if I can grab all of the stuff to make this for a party I have this evening?!

  105. Cuuuuuute! The eyeballs are hilarious. That’s my favorite part about your recipe AND the “real” minions.

  106. what a cool and creative snake idea. these minions are hilarious. i have seen the previews and crack up laughing everytime i do. lol

  107. So creative! Who are we kidding – my hubby would LOVE this LOL He loves the Minions!

  108. Very cute idea! We LOVe them Minions and this would be perfect snack to go along with the dvd

  109. This looks amazing! My three year old would LOVE this, he loves the Minions. Kaz x

  110. My niece loves everything Minion so I will have to send her this recipe. I love the little eye candies that you found, where did you buy them?

  111. Those are too cute to eat. My son would be playing with them. Lol

  112. My kids love this movie! This Mininon snack is so cute, they would love this too!

  113. Wow. Great snack for the kids, For sure they would love it. Thanks for sharing.

  114. I still haven’t seen the movie, but it’s on my list of things to watch. I haven’t been to a drive in for years… can’t wait for summertime!

  115. I’m so jealous you have a drive in movie theater where you live!! How fun. These minion treats are so creative. My 4 year old would be all over them!

  116. I liked your minion food. I have to show this to my friend who always laughs and calls the interns at her office minions.

  117. I haven’t been to a drive-in movie in easily over 20 yrs old. I can’t wait to see the Minion movie.

  118. We love the Minions and we love muddy buddies so I’m sure this would be a hit.

  119. Love the Minions. I can’t wait to see our girls when they open up the movie for Christmas.

  120. This is a very clever idea! I love puppy chow!

  121. What an adorable treat to go along with a movie night with the kids – love this! Will be doing with my youngest and my niece

  122. Oh I just got the supplies to do this! My kids love Muddy Buddies and I know they’ll love a themed one for the movie.

  123. Those muddy buddies look so good – I love the colors. What a perfect Minions movie night treat! #client

  124. This is awesome, minions are really cute im sure kids would love this.

  125. Can you believe I’ve never taken my daughter to the drive-in? I will have to rectify that, pronto! Thanks for sharing a simple snack to take with us!

  126. Now that is just too cute. I want to see this movie even though I have no kids to watch it with, lol. Love the snack idea too.

  127. Only a few days ago I was going to try making muddy buddies for the first time. These minion ones look so cute and I am sure my boys would love them.

  128. Those look like so much fun – I love the bright minion looking colors. Definitely a fun twist on our traditional popcorn for a Minions movie night! #client

  129. Oh wow this looks just as tasty as it is cute! I would definitely be taking a few handfuls of this while watching the Minions movie!

  130. What an adorable idea! All the minion movies are so fun and having a special treat while watching them is even better! <3

  131. My kids are just crazy about the minions. I bet they would just love to have some of this when they watch the movie.

  132. My kids are in love with the minions right now! They would really enjoy this!

  133. Cute! They look super sweet and crunchy too. I’d love to try them while we watch the Minions movie. We love the first one with the 3 little girls & the ‘dad’.

  134. Omg my daughter would love this!!! She is minions obsessed!!!

  135. That’s a colorful treat! Love the minions character. It is so cute!

  136. We love the minions! This is a great snack idea! My boys will love it while they watch the movie.

  137. Oh my goodness my daughter LOVES anything Minions! I will have to make this for her asap!

  138. I got this for my boys. It’s wrapped and under the tree 🙂

  139. My daughter loves the minions, we got her some personalized stationary. I definitely need to get her the movie!

  140. This is such a sweet way to celebrate the movie. I still need to see it!

  141. This looks like so much fun! Perfect for a party or a holiday event. My kids think the minions are all pretty funny. 🙂

  142. This is awesome! I bet the kids loved it.

  143. What an adorable recipe!!!! My kids would LOVE this!!!!!!!!

  144. Santa is giving my kiddos the Minions movie to help keep them occupied on our drive to the mountains! They love that flick!

  145. I am freaking out over this!!! You have combined my two FAVORITE things! Ahhh I’m making this for my boyfriend haha we LOVE puppy chow and despicable me 🙂