Cinnamon Churro Muddy Buddies aka Puppy Chow Recipe

Looking for an amazing party snack? Give these Cinnamon Churro Chex Muddy Buddies a try! Easy to make, so addictive, enough for a crowd on game day or even great for a sweet treat in a lunchbox. 

Muddy Buddies in a white bowl.

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Muddy Buddies in a white bowl with striped napkin.

This recipe was revised, photographed and updated 11/2021.

Do you call these Muddy Buddies, Puppy Chow or something else?

I recently had a Scentsy party and made this amazing Cinnamon Churro Muddy Buddy recipe to share with all my friends and family.

The bowl was empty by the end of the night and everyone absolutely loved this sweet snack.

It would be great at your next game day party, something sweet for movie night or for any occasion.

Cinnamon chips are easy to find in my area, as my local grocery chain always carries fun chip flavors, but if you can't find them locally, they are available on Amazon here.

The classic Muddy Buddy recipe is always great, but we love to change up the flavors for something new every time.

Keep scrolling for tips, additional Muddy Buddy recipes and more! 

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Close up of muddy buddies in a white bowl.

What are the ingredients in this recipe?

  • Rice Chex cereal
  • cinnamon chips
  • white chocolate chips
  • powdered sugar
  • granulated sugar
  • ground cinnamon

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for measurements and instructions!

Recipe tips:

  • These muddy buddies can be frozen in an airtight container for up to two months.

Muddy Buddies with powdered sugar coating.

More Muddy Buddies aka Puppy Chow recipes you might like:

You can add or substitute with these ingredients:

  • Replace the cinnamon chips with any flavor chips. We love cherry and butterscotch!
  • Use Crispix, store brand or any flavor Chex cereal you love.
  • Leave out the cinnamon if using a different flavor baking chip.


Muddy Buddies with wood and white napkin background.

More cinnamon recipes you may love:

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did!


Cinnamon Churro Muddy Buddies

Cinnamon Churro Muddy Buddies

Yield: 24 Servings
Author: Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Prep time: 10 Mininactive time: 30 MinTotal time: 40 Min



  1. Pour the Rice Chex cereal into a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Combine granulated sugar and cinnamon in a separate bowl and set aside.
  3. Pour cinnamon chips & white chocolate chips into a microwaveable bowl.
  4. Microwave for 1 minute, stir, then continue melting and stirring, 30 seconds at a time until completely melted.
  5. Pour melted chips over the cereal, stirring gently until cereal is evenly coated.
  6. Sprinkle cinnamon and granulated sugar mixture over the cereal and stir again.
  7. Line countertop with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Evenly spread the Chex mixture over it.
  8. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and toss to coat.
  9. Let sit until hardened.
  10. Store in an airtight container for up to seven days.


These muddy buddies can be frozen in an airtight container for up to two months.

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  1. What a great after school snack for my son! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week ~EMM

    1. Thanks so much for hosting! It would be a perfect after school snack!

  2. Oh yum! My kids are crazy about Muddy Buddies, they'll love this! I remember seeing a recipe once for homemade cinnamon chips once. I'll have to look for it. I'm stopping by from the Sunday blog hop. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Your welcome and thanks for stopping by! Homemade cinnamon chips would be awesome! I will have to check that out!

  3. These sounds delicious! Thanks for linking up this week. I hope to see you back every week.


  4. These look SO good! I definitely want to try making them. Coming over to visit from Scrumptious Sunday. Feel free to come over to my linkup "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I'd love to have you join us. :-)

  5. This has my name all over it! I can't wait to make this. Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  6. I have never seen this type of muddy buddy before, they look amazing!! I would love it if you would share this and any other posts at Showcase Your Talent Thursday I hope to see you there!

  7. I have been into chex mix lately and this one sounds to die for! I cannot wait to try it out. Thanks!!

  8. What a great mix! Thanks so much for sharing at Scrumptious Sunday!

  9. Sheena, this is a wonderful treat that we will really enjoy! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. I love Muddy Buddies, but this twist is great! I'm here from the "What's Cooking Love?"

  11. Those sound insanely delicious! :) Had to pin these to share them!

    Stopping by from Mix It Up Monday.

  12. Wow! What a delicious snack and creative idea! Thanks for sharing.

  13. Sounds amazing...I love churros + would love these muddy buddies!


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