Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies

A cinnamon-sugar coated rendition of muddy buddies - one of my favorite snacks!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep 15 minutes
Chilling time 30 minutes
Total 15 minutes
Servings 12 to 16 servings
Calories 290 kcal
Author Michelle


  • cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon divided
  • 8 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 16 ounces CandyQuick
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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  1. Place the powdered sugar, granulated sugar, and 2 teaspoons of the cinnamon in a gallon size ziploc bag; set aside.
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  3. Place the Rice Chex cereal in a large bowl.
  4. Melt the CandyQuick in a medium bowl in the microwave according to the package directions. Once completely melted and smooth, stir in the the remaining 2 teaspoons cinnamon and vanilla extract, and immediately pour over the Rice Chex. Using a rubber spatula, gently stir until all of the cereal is evenly coated.
  5. Transfer the coated cereal to the ziploc bag with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Seal the bag and shake until all of the cereal is coated with the sugar mixture. Turn the cereal out onto the prepared baking sheet and spread into an even layer. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, or until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 21mg1%
Carbohydrates 73g24%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 60g67%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.