Cinnamon Sugar Chex Mix

Crunchy rice chex cereal is coated in cinnamon sugar for the easiest and most addicting snack ever created.

Crunchy rice chex cereal is coated in cinnamon sugar for the easiest and most addicting snack ever created. - Cinnamon Sugar Chex Mix

*This post was originally written and published on April 2, 2014. It is now one of the most popular recipes on my blog! I left the post as-is and updated with new photos.*

This cinnamon sugar chex mix is crunchy cinnamon goodness. Seriously, I can not keep my hands off of this stuff! I have such a love for absolutely anything and everything cinnamon sugar-related. The sweet cinnamon sugar combined with the buttery cereal is so amazing! TOTAL taste bud explosion. When I sent my boyfriend Mike a picture of this when I made it, he begged me to save him some for when he got home. One of his favorite cereals is Cinnamon Toast Crunch so his face totally lit up when he realized that these taste very similar to it! But these are 10x better because they’re homemade. (LIGHT BULB: I wonder how these would be in milk?!)

Crunchy rice chex cereal is coated in cinnamon sugar for the easiest and most addicting snack ever created. - Cinnamon Sugar Chex Mix

This chex mix is so easy and will take you literally 5 minutes to make! So easy and so perfect for those last minute “omg! we’re leaving soon and I don’t have anything to bring!” moments. That sure happens to me a lot and this is sure to be a favorite where ever you go! The best part is, if you have the cereal, you most likely have everything else on hand too! Just 4 ingredients: rice chex cereal, butter, granulated sugar and cinnamon.

Crunchy rice chex cereal is coated in cinnamon sugar for the easiest and most addicting snack ever created. - Cinnamon Sugar Chex Mix

I’m telling you, once you get a bowl of this in front of you, you will not be able to stop snacking!

Cinnamon Sugar Chex Mix

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

8 minutes

Yield: 4 cups

Serving Size: 16 (1/2 cup each)


4 cups Rice Chex Cereal
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp cinnamon


Line a large baking sheet or plate with wax paper, parchment paper or paper towels. Set aside.

In a large bowl, measure cereal and set aside. In another smaller bowl, measure cinnamon sugar, set aside.

Melt butter. Pour over cereal and stir until all cereal is completely covered. Microwave for 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute. Add cinnamon sugar one half at a time stirring extremely well between each addition. Microwave whole mixture again for 1 minute. Pour on to prepared lined sheet and spread out to cool.

Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


  1. Paula Belou says

    These treats were so delish and easy!! And quick! Thanks for posting such a wonderful recipe! It was exactly what I was looking for! I had some partial boxes of cereal (Corn Chex, plain Cheerios, Multigrain Cheerios) that I wanted to use up for a sweet, cinnamon mix for a group vacation. Perfection!

    • Jessica says

      Thank you paula, so glad you loved them! I have never tried this recipe with any other cereal, so that’s good to know it works with others too!

  2. Christy says

    Have an important suggestion for this recipe…..triple it! My kids loved it so much that it was gone in about 15 minutes. Next time I will make them each their own batch!

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Melanie says

    Hi There! Maybe my math brain is old but could you please clarify the amount of chex vs servings? It says 4 cups of chex but later that it makes 16 – 1/2 cup servings (which is 8 cups?). I just don’t want to mess up the chex amount! Thank you : )

    • Jessica says

      Hey Melanie, wow I’m surprised that with the amount of people who have made this, that you’re the first one to catch that mistake, haha! Please disregard the serving suggestion, it should read 8 – 1/2 cup servings! Thanks so much for pointing that out to me. You will just need to measure out 4 cups of chex cereal to make this. I realize the serving suggestion is confusing though, so I may just remove it all together to avoid mistakes!

  4. Nneka says

    Thank you so much! Just so you know this also works with Rice Crispies. I have been craving a quick easy gluten-free way to have something that reminded me of cinamon toast crunch cereal without the hassel of making my own gluten free dough!! Just add milk ( or your fav milk substitute) 10 minutes flat! Awesomeness.

    • Jessica says

      That’s so cool to know! I would have never thought to make this recipe with Rice Krispies. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Lynne Keene says

      I needed a snack to take to a girls night out. I didn’t have Rice Chexs so l used Corn Chexs instead. They are delicious and l doubled the recipe! The girls will love these and l won’t tell them it only took 5 minutes to make. Other non sweet cereals would be great l’m sure to.Thanks for a great recipe!!!!!!

      • Jessica says

        Ha! That can be our little secret! They are definitely a delicious snack. I’m sure the girls will love them!

  5. Ashley says

    Delicious but some of the chex burned in the microwave. Is it supposed to be cooked at a lower power setting or is it a play around with it depending on the microwave?

  6. Kelli says

    My girlfriend made this at a party and holds the recipe hostage like a closely guarded secret. She showed up with a bag for my husband and I tasted it and said I taste butter, cinnamon and sugar that’s got to be it. Then I found your recipe so I’m making this so I can say I figured out your “secret” recipe lol thank you, I love this stuff and one bag isn’t going to last long lol it’s awesome

  7. Susan says

    *Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.*
    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! Your instructions are downright hilarious!!

    These are so good and addictive, I can’t get them INTO a container, much less keep them in one for 5 DAYS!!! I actually just made these for an event I am going to tomorrow. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!


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