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!