Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies

Looking for a snack that makes the whole family smile? This Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies recipe is just what you need. Sweet cinnamon muddy buddies with a little extra help from Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal!

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Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies. These are so good you won't be able to stop snacking!!

I have a confession. I am a cereal hoarder. At any time you can open my pantry and you will see at least a dozen different types of cereal, some open, some not.

I blame my parents for this. Actually, I blame my brothers for this.

Growing up as the only girl with 3 brothers, food came and went quickly at our house. My mom would walk in the door with bags of groceries, and within minutes there were a dozen empty Little Debbie wrappers, cheese wrappers (remember the Kraft cheese that came individually wrapped, I lived on it), and open boxes of cereal.

Usually it seemed my mom would buy 2 or 3 big boxes of boring cereal (corn flakes, cheerios, rice krispies) and one box of FUN cereal (Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Fruity Pebbles, and my favorite…Golden Grahams).

Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies. These are so good you won't be able to stop snacking!!

My brothers never opened a box of cereal and ate a normal size bowl. They would find the biggest tupperware mixing bowl and eat out of that (sorry Ty, Chris and Jeff for exposing your eating habits to all my readers). Imagine the three of them eating cereal for breakfast, one bowl each and the box was gone.

So I did what any smart girl would do, I would grab to “FUN” box and hide it in my room. When the moment was right, I would enjoy my cereal in peace and quiet, and not worry about it being gone before I ever had a chance.

This began my cereal hoarding.

Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies. These are so good you won't be able to stop snacking!!

Last month I cleaned out my pantry. And found a lot of cereal. Mostly half open boxes of Chex mix and Rice Krispies. Every time I go to make Krispie Treats or Muddy Buddies I buy new boxes, forgetting if I have any at home. Hence, LOTS of open cereal. So I did what any girl would do…I made Muddy Buddies! (or Puppy Chow, whatever you like to call it).

I wanted to make something Churro like. You know, for Cinco de Mayo. Which basically means I added a bunch of cinnamon to the melted vanilla bark. And tossed in some Cinnamon Toast Crunch for an even bigger cinnamon kick!

And then I actually shared  it with my kids. And now I’m sharing the easy recipe with you!


Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies. These are so good you won't be able to stop snacking!!


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Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies

Yield: 9 cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes


  • 8 cup Rice Chex cereal
  • 16oz Vanilla Candiquik
  • 4 tsp cinnamon, divided
  • 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal


  1. Melt Candiquik (or other vanilla candy coating) in microwave according to package directions.
  2. Stir in 3 tsp cinnamon until blended. In a large mixing bowl, combine Rice Chex cereal with melted candiquik. Stir until coated completely.
  3. In a large gallon size ziploc bag, add powdered sugar with remaining 1 tsp cinnamon. Close bag and shake to combine.
  4. Add vanilla coated cereal mix to bag, zip closed and shake! Make sure all the cereal has been covered. Add Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal.
  5. Store in airtight container for up to one week. ENJOY.

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