Crunchy rice chex cereal is coated in cinnamon sugar for the easiest and most addicting snack ever created.
*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.
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.
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
- 4 cups Rice Chex Cereal
- ¼ cup unsalted butter melted
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon 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.
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!
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!
Misty Walley says
Could I use pre mixed cinnamon sugar? Like the Mcormick Cinnamon sugar blend?
Sure! That should work perfectly. Let me know how you like them!
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!
Ha!! That's too funny! These really are crazy good! So glad your kids loved them. 🙂
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 : )
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! 🙂
try adding raisins. Mom used to make us cinnamon sugar raisins as a treat. I added raisins to this and it was amazing.
That sounds like such a yummy idea! 🙂 Thanks for sharing and I'm glad you liked them!
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.
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!!!!!!
Ha! That can be our little secret! They are definitely a delicious snack. I'm sure the girls will love them!
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?
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
Hahaha, this comment really cracked me up and totally made my night. I hope this turns out to be the recipe she used or similar! 🙂
Richard Miller says
Have you ever tried using Cinnamon Chex Cereal to make this recipe?
I haven't but I have had readers tell me they have with great success! I bet it's even more delicious 🙂
can these be baked? please give me directions for baking. thx
These do not need to be baked.
*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!!!!
Haha!!! This comment totally made my whole week! So happy you love these as much as I do! 🙂
I have one word.....well two....Add Bugles!!! OMG they taste great.....sweet and salty!!!
Oooo yummy addition!
I made these a few minutes ago and though they were a bit on the hot side I did "sample' a couple. I didn't have any Chex cereal in the house but I DID have 2/3 of a box of Life cereal sitting around. Talk about an amazing treat! I love anything sweet salty so as a small test I sprinkled a tiny bit of sea salt on a small section once I had it spread out to cool - I'm so glad I did- its just the perfect blend lol. I can see myself making this often for those long nights when you just need something to snack on 🙂 I was so glad to see all the positive reviews from people who actually tried making this. One of my biggest pet peeves is reading the reviews to see how it turned out only to find people saying, looks good, must try this, pinned for later, have to make this soon - why the heck would you leave a review if you haven't actually made it yet??? Thanks for a great snack!
Lol, thanks so much for the feedback, Jane!!
I have to agree, Jane! That’s a pet peeve of mine, too! I DID try these, and they’re great! Less messy to make than the puppy chow version. I didn’t spread them out to cool and it was fine.
This looks delicious! Making it for the first time and wondering what the thinking is behind Microwaving it. Does this help the butter soak into the cereal, or does this help it just have a more finished baked taste? Thank you! 🙂
So good these and easy to make
Made it, ate it, loved it!!! I quadrupled the recipe because I was making it for my students as an end of the school year treat and they loved it too but it was not enough to feed my hungry high schoolers. They begged me to make more so sure enough, I will be heading to the grocery store shortly. Thank you for such an easy, tasty, easy(Have to say it twice because it's so easy.), and simple treat. I will definitely be keeping this in my dessert/snack recipe rotation. You and your recipe are amazing!
Isn't it the easiest?! Haha - I am so glad you and everyone you shared it with loved it! 🙂