Sunday, June 26, 2011

Cinnamon Munch

Want to earn some “mom points”?  Here’s a quick easy snack that scores me some good mom points.   Cereal, butter, sugar, cinnamon - Yum.

Start by melting 4 tablespoons of butter.  I use real butter in cooking, always.   Anyhow, put 4 tablespoons of butter in a large pot. Add 1/3 cup white sugar and 1 ¼ teaspoons of cinnamon.

Over medium heat, stir until melted. Stir constantly, you don't want this to burn. Remove from heat.

Add 3 ½ to 4 cups of crunchy rice (rice chex) cereal.  Stir (fold) until cereal is coated. 

Cool on waxed paper.  This stores well in zip lock bags.

I always make two batches of this as it disappears fast at our house.  I don’t recommend making a double batch as it is hard to coat 7 or 8 cups of cereal at one time.

Here’s the actual recipe.   Please note that I don’t follow the directions, I melt the butter, sugar and cinnamon together, it just works for me. Plus it's not as messy when they eat it, no sugar granules all over the place.


1/3 cup sugar
1 ¼ tsp cinnamon
4 tbs butter
4 cups rice chex.

Melt butter, add cereal and coat.  Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.  Mix.

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  1. this sounds so good, I'm making this tommorow ,, not for my kids , they're away living on thier own,, first batch for me,, yum,, then this will be a great addition to gift boxes,

  2. I'll definitely be giving this a try. We have a road trip coming up in the next week and I think this will be a perfect snack for the drive.

  3. Sounds like a perfect snack...I'm sure my kids would love this!

  4. mmmm, this sounds yummy...wouldn't it be good with honey instead of sugar Great idea! Thanks for sharing with us at Eat, Grow, Sew!

  5. Oh my yumminess! I am your newest follower! I would love it if you would follow me back?

  6. Sounds tasty!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  7. Looks yummy & easy enough for my girls(15 & 12) to make on their own! Thanks for the recipe.

  8. This looks so good. Would come over and share some of your recipes at my link party Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow?
    I hope to see you there!

  9. I featured you again for Eat, Grow, Sew :0! Thanks for linking up your great ideas!

  10. I'm glad you posted this! You've reminded me that I have about 4 boxes of Chex that needs to get used up.

    I'll have to try this one!

  11. ah! You are killin' me! I'm supposed to be on a diet . But, these look soooooo scrumptious . Perfect sweet snack!

  12. looks great! yum!! Come on over and share at my food party: tasty Tuesday.

  13. Love this! So addicting. We always like to make this treat on Sunday nights and watch America's Funniest Videos. Thanks for sharing!

  14. this looks so yummy and completely addicting! I found your blog through a link party! I love finding new blog friends with great recipes! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

  15. Real butter is far superior to that "fake" stuff any day...I could totally make this GF for my boys for a treat...good call with the mom points!

    Thanks for linking up to Creative Juice! Have a happy 4th!

  16. Yummy! I'll have to try this. Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party.

  17. Snack mixes like this are one of my favorite afternoon snacks.

    I'd love to have you share this recipe on Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there.

  18. Sweeeeet. :)

    Thanks for linking to Food on Fridays!

  19. Hi Snowflake,
    Wow this will be a great treat to sit out for a snack during the holidays. It looks yummy! Thank you for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon. Have a great week end!
    Miz Helen

  20. That munch sounds addictive. I wish I had some now. I wanted to invite you to come over and share your recipe at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight that I host each week. Have a great day :)

  21. I'll definitely make this for my granddaughter who has Celiac Disease. It's gluten-free!! Ya-hooo!!
    Ladybug Creek

  22. Sounds yummy and so easy! Thank you for linking up!

  23. Yummy, thanks for linking to Bacon Time!

  24. Yummy. Great alternative to puppy chow. Thanks so much for linking up!

  25. #1 over ere could NOT get enough of these. I had to take it away from him- a very unpleasent screaming sistuation- but they sure are yummy! Thanks for linking to WorkShop Wednesday! Hope to see you this week!

  26. love snack mixes like this thanks for sharing come see me at

  27. Mmmm...I feel a family movie night and your cinnamon munch coming on!

    Thank you so much for linking up to last week's "A Little Birdie Told Me...". My apologies for the belated vist -- with July 4 falling on a Monday, it threw my whole schedule off, and I'm just now making the rounds to visit the party-goers from that week. Best, Jenn

  28. Very nice indeed! And very easy to make, thanks for posting.