Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies

Muddy buddies (puppy chow) meet the classic snickerdoodle cookie flavors of cinnamon and sugar. An easy Chex sweet treat everyone loves.  Great for snacks or dessert, this no-bake sweet treat is great to have on hand especially as school is starting and life is getting busier for us all.

This muddy buddy recipe does not use peanut butter so it is ideal for those with nut allergies.  You can also ensure this is gluten-free by using Chex cereals without wheat, like the rice and corn varieties.  Using white chocolate makes this flavor different than most muddy buddies.  The variation in flavors for this puppy chow recipe is fun and will excite any lover of cinnamon or snickerdoodle cookies.

 

Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies
Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies

 

How to Make No-Bake Muddy Buddies

This is a great dessert for the summer months when you do not want to bake and turn on the oven.  This recipe only needs a few ingredients and will be ready in about 10 minutes. There is so much to love about making easy no-bake snickerdoodle muddy buddies. I cannot think of anything more perfect to make in late summer when it is hot and it is also back to school time and you want to have something fast. If you want another easy no-bake dessert for summer, you must try this to die for peanut butter and chocolate dessert –  FROZEN PEANUT BUTTER CUP PIE. 

 

Ingredients for Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies

Only a few ingredients are needed. Before you know it you are on your way to a sweet, crunchy, and cinnamony dessert  – yes “cinnamony” is a word in our house.  Enzo could put cinnamon on anything and eat it so it is a commonly used adjective in our home.

Start by getting the ingredients ready like putting the cereal in a large mixing bowl.  Also, mix together the cinnamon and granulated sugar in a separate small bowl. Get out a large gallon-sized Ziploc bag for mixing the coated cereal into the powdered sugar.

 

 

 

Ingredients Needed

 

Melt the White Chocolate

In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the white chocolate chips for about 45 seconds.  Stir with a rubber spatula to mix the melted sections with the parts that may still be chunky.  Heat another 15 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until it is all melted and smooth.

Be careful to NOT overheat white chocolate. It is more temperamental than other chocolates and will “seize” up easily.  My microwave required 45 seconds plus 2 additional 15-second heat and stir sessions. It then looked as it does below.

Melt the white chocolate chips - Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies
Melt the white chocolate chips

 

 

Coat the Cereal and Mix in the Cinnamon & Sugar

Working fast, stir the white chocolate into the cereal. Mix carefully to not break up the cereal pieces too much.

Stir in melted white chocolate - snickerdoodle muddy buddies
Stir in melted white chocolate

 

 

As stirring sprinkle in the cinnamon & granulate sugar mixture.  Stir, sprinkle, stir, sprinkle more, etc. Once all is stirred together and the cereal is coated evenly it is ready for the final step.

Sprinkle on sugar and cinnamon - Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies
Sprinkle on sugar and cinnamon

 

 

Finally, Toss in Powdered Sugar

Add half the powdered sugar into the Ziploc bag.  Then add the cereal mixture and top with the other half of the powdered sugar. Seal the Ziploc and now toss and shake gently to evenly coat everything.  I add in a few more sprinkles of cinnamon at this point too – after all, Enzo likes it “cinnamony!”

Shake in Ziploc bag - Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies
Shake in Ziploc bag

 

 

How to Store Muddy Buddies (Puppy Chow)

If for some crazy reason these are not eaten and finished immediately, you can keep them fresh for later.  I have made these for a party and made them earlier in the day for later but that is the longest we have needed to store them honestly.  Muddy buddies will get chewy and lose their crispness the longer they are stored.  My guess is they are best to eat in the first few days.  To keep them as fresh as possible, store in the Ziploc bag or in an air-tight container like a jar or sealable container.

 

Store Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies
Store Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies

 

 

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Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies PIN
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Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies

Snickerdoodle Muddy Buddies

Muddy buddies (puppy chow) meet the classic snickerdoodle cookie flavors of cinnamon and sugar.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 4 C Chex cereal
  • 1.5 C white chocolate chips
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 TB granulated sugar
  • 3/4 C powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon optional, for the final step

Instructions
 

  • Start by getting the ingredients ready like putting the cereal in a large mixing bowl.  Also, mix together the cinnamon and granulated sugar in a separate small bowl. Get out a large gallon-sized Ziploc bag for mixing the coated cereal into the powdered sugar.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the white chocolate chips for about 45 seconds.  Stir with a rubber spatula to mix the melted sections with the parts that may still be chunky.  Heat another 15 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until it is all melted and smooth.
    Be careful to NOT overheat white chocolate. It is more temperamental than other chocolates and will “seize” up easily. 
  • Working fast, stir the white chocolate into the cereal. Mix carefully to not break up the cereal pieces too much. As stirring sprinkle in the cinnamon & granulate sugar mixture.  Stir, sprinkle, stir, sprinkle more, etc. Once all is stirred together and the cereal is coated evenly it is ready for the final step.
  • Add half the powdered sugar into the Ziploc bag.  Then add the cereal mixture and top with the other half of the powdered sugar. Seal the Ziploc and now toss and shake gently to evenly coat everything.  Add additional cinnamon, if desired.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

To Store -  To keep them as fresh as possible, store in the Ziploc bag or in an air-tight container like a jar or sealable container.
Keyword easy, gluten-free, kid favorite, no bake

 

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