Sweetheart Buddies

These little sweetheart buddies are sure to be a hit with your sweetie on Valentine’s Day! They are chocolatey, crunchy, and sweet. What a wonderful take on the classic Muddy Buddies! I had no idea that there is a such thing as chocolate Chex cereal. What rock have I been living under? Not only is it great as a cereal, it’s perfect in sweet treat mixes like this one!

Sweetheart Buddies

Sweetheart Buddies are fun to make and just as fun to eat. Make a double batch because they won’t last long.

One of my other favorite lovey-dovey day treats are red velvet Rice Krispies treats. Also try my chocolate chocolate chip caramel bars.

Sweetheart Buddies

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Calories 499kcal


  • 1 14 1/2 ounce Chocolate Chex® cereal
  • 1 12 ounce Wilton's red candy melts
  • 1/2 cup strawberry cake mix or red velvet
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 bag Valentine's chocolate M&M’s


  • Place cereal in a large plastic bowl.
  • Melt candy melts in a double boiler or in a microwave per package instructions.
  • Pour melted candy over the cereal and stir to combine.
  • Spread coated cereal out onto wax paper and let cool almost completely.
  • Place cereal back into the bowl or into large baggies.
  • Add in the cake mix and sugar and gently shake or stir to combine.
  • Add in the M&Ms and gently stir.


Calories: 499kcal | Carbohydrates: 160g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 806mg | Potassium: 2mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 224mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.