Cookies and Cream Chex Mix


Don’t worry people, yes Cookies and Cream Chex Mix was a limited edition (Dear General Mills, why would you make the best Chex Mix you’ve ever created a limited edition?) but the good news, I’ve figured out how to make them at home! And it’s so easy and think they are even better (everything fresh home-made is better isn’t it?). Also, I never thought I’d say it but these are even better than muddy buddies! I could eat the whole batch on my own. It takes 4 ingredients and they can honestly be made in under 5 minutes! I made these twice in the last two days (yeah they are that good), the second time around I did an equal ratio powdered sugar to Oreo and it was perfect. I ate these while eating cookies and cream ice cream and I think I may just like these more, that is SERIOUSLY saying something! How could one of my easiest recipes be one of my favorite =)? Sometimes the simplest things are the best. Warning: the following recipe is highly addictive, prepare at your own risk.

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Cookies and Cream Chex Mix


  • 6 cups Corn Chex Cereal
  • 1/2 cup very finely crushed Oreos (8 original Oreos)*
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 (12 oz) bag Vanilla Candy Melts, such as Wilton


  1. Measure 6 cups Corn Chex Cereal into a large mixing bowl, set aside. Pour crushed Oreos and powdered sugar into a large ziploc bag, seal bag and shake to combine mixture, set aside. In a microwave safe bowl, melt Vanilla candy melts in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth. Pour melted candy melts over Corn Chex and toss mixture with a rubber spatula until evenly coated (scrapping down the sides of the bowl as stirring, don't waste any of that melted candy). Pour or scoop coated Corn Chex into ziploc bag containing crushed Oreo mixture. Seal bag and shake until the cereal is evenly coated. Store in an airtight container up to one week (but don't kid yourself they won't be around for a week =).
  2. Recipe Source: Cooking Classy

Recipe Notes

*when I say very finely crushed I mean very finely crushed, as in nearly powder. It's the larger clumps that will tend not to stick the the coated cereal.


  • Greytfan2: This came out awesome! Delicious, addicting, and easy to make. Better than the original. December 27, 2017 at 8:24pm Reply

  • Shaina: How did you crush the oreos to get them fine enough? I was thinking of maybe putting them in a food processor/blender. July 21, 2016 at 1:11pm Reply

  • gleefulreader: Wow – so glad I found your recipe for these! I bought a bag on a visit to New York last week and am now dying for more and Chex Muddy Buddies aren’t available in Canada!

    A quick question – when you crush the Oreos, do you mean just the cookie part of the Oreos? Just asking as I would have thought the cream middle would stick to all the cookie crumbs.

    Thanks! April 29, 2014 at 5:59am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I did both cookies and crumbs, they clump a little but not much. May 9, 2014 at 10:56pm Reply

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