Mexican Hot Chocolate Muddy Buddies® Mix
Rich chocolate cake mix, the spicy notes of Mexican Hot Chocolate, and both milk chocolate AND creamy white chocolate provide the magic in this twist on the classic Muddy Buddies recipe.
  • 9 cups Rice Chex® Cereal, divided into two 4.5 cup portions
  • ¾ cup Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 4 oz White Chocolate Bar, chopped
  • 1 box of Chocolate Cake Mix (for a gluten free palate, use a gluten free chocolate cake or brownie mix)
  • 1 TB Cocoa-Chile Powder
  • 2 TB Ground Cinnamon
  1. Measure out the Rice Chex® Cereal and put half (one 4.5 cup portion) into a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. Into a ziplock bag, pour the dry cake mix and the 1 tablespoon of Cocoa-Chile Powder and the 2 tablespoons of Ground Cinnamon. Seal well and then give the bag a few shakes to incorporate the cake mix and spices. Set aside.
  3. Pour the milk chocolate chips into a microwaveable bowl. Adjust your microwave to 50% power and begin melting the chocolate, stopping every 15 seconds to stir the chocolate.
  4. When smooth, remove the bowl and pour the melted milk chocolate into the first 4.5 portion of Chex® Cereal. Using a spatula, gently fold the chocolate into the cereal until the cereal is fully coated.
  5. Add the milk chocolate coated cereal into the ziplock bag with the spices and cake mix. Seal and set aside.
  6. Add the remaining 4.5 cups of Rice Chex® Cereal into the mixing bowl and then repeat the melting process for the chopped white chocolate.
  7. When smooth, pour the melted white chocolate into the bowl with the Rice Chex® Cereal, folding with a spatula until the cereal is well coated.
  8. Pour the white chocolate coated cereal into the bag with the other cereal and cake mix.
  9. Make sure the bag is COMPLETELY sealed and then shake the bag vigorously several times until the cereal is coated with the dry cake mix and spices.
  10. Pour out onto parchment paper to set, discarding remaining powder. Eat immediately or store mix in an airtight container.
The Rice Chex® Cereal is gluten free -- as are 6 other varieties. If you opt out of using the Rice variety but still want gluten-free, make sure to check your labels!!
Recipe by Following In My Shoes at