Cinnamon Buttered Cheerios Snack Mix

overhead view of cinnamon buttered cheerios
10 min
15 min
10-12 servings

In any cheerios snack mix recipe, I will inevitably find them and pick out every single one to eat for myself. I’m basically a toddler. Don’t take my Cheerios.

So why not make an entire snack mix full of super yummy, flavorful Cheerios. Specifically buttery, cinnamon Cheerios. It’s the obvious choice. These are so good, so addicting and so easy to make. All you need is 5 simple ingredients plus a skillet and you can have your own buttery cinnamon cheerios snack mix. 

These went really quickly in our house. A handful here, a handful there. Perfect snack mix for tv watching or just walking through the kitchen.

What's in this Buttered Cinnamon Cheerios Snack Mix?

The ingredients are simple for these Buttered Cinnamon Cheerios. Only 5 ingredients in this recipe, in fact. I bet you already have all of them in your kitchen already. 

  • Cheerios (original whole grain version)
  • butter ( use salted butter)
  • vanilla (pure vanilla extract is the way to go)
  • sugar (good old white granulated sugar)
  • cinnamon (ground cinnamon, nothing fancy needed)

What are the steps for Buttered Cinnamon Cheerios?

Not only are the ingredients simple for this snack mix recipe, but the steps to make it are pretty darn simple too. 

  • In a large skillet, melt butter and vanilla on low heat
  • Add Cheerios and stir to cover the cereal in all the melted butter
  • Transfer Cheerios to a large bowl and sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar over top
  • Toss the Buttery Cheerios in the cinnamon sugar mixture so everything is coated
  • Enjoy a few handfuls of the Buttered Cinnamon Cheerios Snack Mix before everyone else finds out about it

How to Serve Buttered Cinnamon Cheerios?

This Cheerios Snack Mix Recipe is the perfect snack for a little crunchy sweet treat. Sometimes we’ll make a batch just to set on the counter and snack on throughout a weekend. 

This simple Cheerios snack mix is great to make for other occasions  like: after school snack, road trips, lunch box, in the car between sports snack, late night sweet tooth fix, gift it to a neighbor or friend, serve at a party, movie night. 

So many different occasions and ways to enjoy this snack mix. 

Here are some of my other favorite snack mix recipes to check out too!

Sweet and Salty Snack Mix

Sweet and Salty Pumpkin Seeds

Bunny Bait Snack Mix

Variations and Ways to Change up Buttered Cinnamon Cheerios Snack Mix

So many easy and delicious ways to change up this Cheerios Snack Mix Recipe. 

Change the Flavor of Cheerios: Honey Nut, Honey Vanilla, Strawberry, Frosted, Cinnamon, Medley Crunch, Blueberry, Apple Cinnamon

Change out the Cinnamon: Instead of cinnamon, use pumpkin spice, cloves, nutmeg, orange peel, lemon peel

Use a new Cereal: Here are some other types of cereals that work well for this recipe: Honeycomb, Chex, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Kix, or Life Cereal. 

Add ins: After transferring the cereal to a bowl, try adding some of these fun add ins: chocolate chips, m&ms, peanuts, sprinkles, powdered sugar, pretzels

Make it Savory: Instead of vanilla and cinnamon, try adding Worcestershire to the butter then garlic and onion to the bowl. Or hot sauce to the butter and then paprika to the bowl. 

Quick Tips to Make the Best Cheerios Snack Mix

  • Melt the butter on a low heat. Melt it slow. Cooking too fast may result in brown butter. I love brown butter and all, but that’s not the flavor we are going for. 
  • Take your time to make sure all the Cheerios are covered in the melted butter before transferring it to a bowl. 
  • Add a small amount of sugar and cinnamon over the Cheerios and stir. Then add more cinnamon and sugar, stir again. Doing this is small increments will help to get all the cereal coated. 

Check out the easy video tutorial with step by step instructions on how to make this Buttered Cinnamon Cheerio Snack Mix Recipe. Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

If you are in the mood for more recipes using Cheerios, be sure to look at these below, too!

overhead view of a bowl of sweet and salty snack mix

Sweet and Salty Snack Mix

overhead view of milk and cereal bars

Milk and Cereal Bars


Cinnamon Buttered Cheerios Snack Mix

Buttery and crunchy Cheerios Snack Mix Recipe with a hint of cinnamon. Only 5 ingredients for this perfect snack mix made of a classic cereal.

Prep time: 5 min  |  Cook time: 10 min  |  Total: 15 min

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1/4 cup butter

1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla

4 cups Cheerios cereal

1/4 cup white sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. In a large skillet, melt butter over low heat and then stir in vanilla.
  2. Add Cheerios to the skillet, stir to cover cereal in butter mixture and cook for about 5 minutes
  3. After 5 minutes in the skillet, transfer cereal mix to a large bowl. Add sugar and cinnamon and toss cereal so all is coated. Enjoy!



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10 Responses

  1. This is sooooo good! Such an easy and delicious recipe! It is the perfect quick snack and I always have those ingredients on hand.

  2. Is there anything on this site that isn’t amazing?! I think not! And this recipe is no exception. There isn’t much I can say other than DELICIOUS!

  3. Made this today. So yummy may make more tomorrow. Thank you for this easy recipe. Definitely a 5 star recipe

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