Muddy buddies or puppy chow? Whatever you call it, this cinnamon and sugar Chex mix is a great snack for the whole gang. So simple, and a certain crowd pleaser, this Snickerdoodle Puppy Chow is going to be a hit!
Oops. I had a post I have been working on for about a week now that I thought I would get out to you today. Will a rain check do?
Monday caught up with me quickly! And so I really only have food for your belly today and not much food for thought. I am sure you will not be mad one bit though when you see what I have for you this time!
I love my puppy chow, or muddy buddies, whatever you call it! So in thinking of how to up the puppy chow game, clearly some cinnamon and sugar was necessary, right?! I am working hard on this whole intuitive eating thing these days. And I am learning that treats are treats and balance is balance and moderation is moderation. Don't worry so much if it's not perfect. That's the beauty--there is no such thing as perfect eating. That is quite contrary to my own way of thinking, but I am certainly a work in progress! Listen to your body! Ok, tangent complete.
It was a bit of a toss up on what exactly to name this recipe. Cinnamon Roll Puppy Chow? Snickerdoodle? Regardless of the name, this snack mix is so perfect for your game day spread, a late afternoon snack or any time you have a good craving for cinnamon goodness! I tossed in some white chocolate chips to the mix and found that to be a great addition. And now it has me thinking the next time I bake snickerdoodle cookies, I better add some to those as well!
At any rate, enjoy this treat. It's a good one!
And while we are on the topic of puppy chow, it may be a little out of season but my Dark Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow is another super incredible treat for the whole gang--or just you, no sharing required, promise! It was my Christmas treat that kept giving last year!
- 6 cups Chex cereal
- 1/2 c plus 2 T almond butter the drippy kind works best, you can also use cashew butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3-4 T maple syrup or liquid sweetener
- 3 tsp cinnamon, divided
- 1 c powdered sugar
- white chocolate chips (optional to toss in when serving)
- Pour cereal into medium bowl.
- In a sauce pan over medium heat, combine maple, almond butter, vanilla and 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon.
- Stir until warm and blended.
- Pour the mixture over the cereal and stir until cereal is evenly coated.
- Chill for 10-15 minutes.
- Pour powdered sugar and the rest of the cinnamon into the a gallon sized plastic bag. Transfer cereal mixture into the bag and toss until evenly coated.
- Transfer back to a bowl and dig in!