You might call it puppy chow or maybe muddy buddies. Either way, you know it is a delicious peanut butter and chocolate cereal treat, coated in powdered sugar.
If you are thinking you can’t have that this year, think again! These sugar free muddy buddies are a THM S recipe.
If you are missing Muddy Buddies this year and want to be able to enjoy a healthier version, this recipe is for you.
We sub out all the bad stuff for on plan ingredients to create these yummy & sugar free Muddy Buddies.
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Sugar Free Muddy Buddies THM S
I have been on a Wasa cracker candy kick the last couple of days. Earlier this week I made some killer Wasa cracker toffee (Christmas Crack) and it was seriously amazing.
Like so good that you need to pin it now so that you don’t forget it.
Ok, back to the puppy chow. Making this is super easy and if you have made puppy chow before, you can make this in just about the same amount of time!
What You Need for THM Muddy Buddies
To make this THM S dessert, you need 6 ingredients.
- Wasa Light Rye Crackers
- Jif No Sugar Added Peanut Butter (Or other on Plan PB – Here is a great list of options)
- On Plan Chocolate Chips
- On Plan Confectioners Sugar
Making the Low Carb Muddy Buddies
Low carb puppy chow is made almost the same way that the sugar loaded version is made. The biggest difference is in prepping the Wasa Crackers.
Making the “Cereal”
You want to break the cracker in half. Next, break each half into half again. Then break each piece in half once more. So you will make each Wasa into 8 pieces.
I try to keep them all about the same size but just go with it. It doesn’t need to be perfect.
Tips for Making the Wasa “Cereal” Close to the Regular Recipe
- I tried cutting them (ya know to get equal looking pieces because the perfectionist in me wanted them to look better). Don’t do that. It makes a big mess and it is just a lot easier to break it with your hands. I do think it tastes better in smaller pieces so try and get them as uniform as possible.
- Only use about 3/4 of the Wasa package. I feel this way when using Chex cereal too but it is particularly important for the Wasa recipe. You want good peanut butter & chocolate coverage on each cracker piece. If you use the entire package of crackers, you won’t get that.
Make the Peanut Butter Chocolate Coating
Melt the peanut butter, chocolate chips and butter in a medium saucepan over low heat until melted and smooth. Add the vanilla and pour over the broken Wasa crackers.
Using a spatula carefully cover all of the Wasa pieces.
Coat The Crackers with Confectioner’s Sugar
Add the Swerve powdered sugar and the chocolate covered Wasa into a gallon ziplock bag. Seal the bag and shake until most of the sugar is covering the crackers.
Remove the sugar free muddy buddies from the bag and spread out on a large sheet of wax paper to dry.
It takes about an hour.
Store in an air tight container or a zip bag.
1 Wasa Light Rye cracker is permitted in an S setting. If you break your crackers into 8 pieces, the will be your serving size.
It doesn’t seem like much but they are quite satisfying so make yourself a plate of 8 pieces and enjoy!