Springtime or Princess Muddy Buddies Recipe - Party Ideas: Spring Treats & Cute and Clever Packaging Ideas

It’s spring and with it comes a plethora of outdoor birthday parties and pool parties. These Springtime Muddy Buddies are a great addition to any princess party or spring-themed get-together. They’re also perfect for Easter, Mother’s Day, Baby Showers, and more. Must choose M&M’s in the color palette that will match your party.

Party Ideas: Cute and Clever Packaging

Then may your Muddy Buddies even more festive by choosing some fun and clever packing.  These French fry boxes are a great way to present party favors and treats. They can be purchased online or in local stores in Kraft, plain, and patterned styles.  French fry boxes range in price from $4 to $10 for 10 boxes depending on the quality of the paper . They ship flat and pop-out easily for filling.

You can use a rubber stamp to decorate Kraft fry containers or use a bit of ribbon or glitter. Ours were made princess perfect by the addition of a sweet pink tulle bow. This tulle is 25″ long and 6″ wide so it’s perfect for adding accents to food, gifts, decor, and more.

Spring M&M Muddy Buddies Recipe
  • 9 c Chex cereal
  • 1 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ c smooth peanut butter
  • ¼ c butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 bag M&M candies
  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
  2. Measure the cereal into a large bowl and set aside.
  3. In a microwave safe medium bowl, microwave the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter for 1 minute, then stir. Continue microwaving in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until the ingredients are completely integrated.
  4. Pour the peanut butter mixture onto the cereal and stir gently until the cereal is all coated.
  5. While still warm, transfer the mixture to a 2-gallon reclosable bag and add the confectioner’s sugar. Seal the bag and shake until all the cereal is coated.
  6. Spread the cereal out onto the baking sheet to cool.
  7. Sprinkle M&M candies throughout the cereal.
  8. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

What are you celebrating this spring?