• 9 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 2 cups vanilla chips (12 ounces)
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil (can substitute coconut or other oil)
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest (zest of 2 oranges)
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange extract (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  1. Place cereal in a large bowl.
  2. In a 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, add vanilla chips and oil. Melt in 30 second increments, stopping and stirring after each, until completely melted and smooth.
  3. Pour melted vanilla chips over the Rice Chex, then gently stir until all of the cereal is coated. Fold in the orange zest and extracts, if using.
  4. Pour the powdered sugar into a large zipped-top bag. Add the cereal mixture, seal the bag, and shake until all the cereal is covered in powdered sugar. Discard any excess sugar.
  5. Spread Muddy Buddies on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper to cool. Top with additional orange zest, if desired. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.