We love making fun food for kids and these Wormy Gravel Cups were the perfect snack for our latest camping trip.

Fun food for kidsWormy Gravel Cups – Fun Food for Kids

When you think of camping, what do you think of?  When I go camping with my boys one word comes to mind: DIRT.  These Wormy Gravel cups were the perfect snack to take along on our latest mountain adventure.  Making fun food for kids is one of my favorite things to do and these were super popular with the kiddos.  And I love that they can help to make them.

This recipe is very much like Chex Muddy Buddies but with a twist.  I guess you could call them ‘mud’dy buddies. 😉  Or dirt and rocks, worms and dirt, etc.  You get the picture.

Wormy Gravel Cups – Fun food for kids


  • 9 C Rice Chex
  • 1 C semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 C creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 C butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 C powdered sugar
  • 1 C crushed chocolate wafer cookies (we used Oreo)
  • Gummy worms

Step 1-  In a large bowl, measure cereal and set aside.

Fun food for kids - Gravel Cups

Step 2- Microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter uncovered for one minute.  Stir.

Step 3-Microwave about 30 seconds longer until mixture is smooth.  Stir in Vanilla.

Step 4- Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated

Wormy Gravel Cups - Fun food for kidsStep 5-Divide mixture into two resealable gallon-size bags.

Step 6- Add Powdered sugar to one bag and crushed cookies to the other.

Step 7- Seal bag and shake, shake, shake until all of the cereal is well coated.

Step 8- Spread onto waxed paper to cool.

Wormy gravel cups - fun food for kidsStep 9- Once cooled, mix together in a bowl and add in gummy worms.  I used three small bags of gummy worms and my kids wished I would have used more. 🙂

Fun Food for kidsThese are without a doubt one of our favorite snacks and I love that you can make all different varieties by changing what you coat the cereal with.

What is your favorite variation of Muddy Buddies?