Orange Creamsicle Muddy Buddies

I just returned from a month long vacation and I think if eating were a sport I would be primed for the Olympics. Diet starts tomorrow. 😉

Remember these Orange Creamsicle Cookies I made forever ago reminiscent of the classic popsicle? Those were the inspiration for these Orange Creamsicle Muddy Buddies.

The flavor is bright and citrusy with the perfect combination of vanilla and orange. Like a 2-year-old, I ate so much I ruined my appetite for dinner. And I guarantee you will too.

Orange Creamsicle Muddy BuddiesI tried using white chocolate chips first since I always have those on hand but they never quite melt like I hope them too. I also tried adding orange juice to the coating but it made it seize up. For my second batch I used almond bark and it was the perfect texture and taste. The end result is a creamy coated crunchy cereal that tastes like summer.


Orange Creamsicle Muddy Buddies
Prep Time
5 hrs 49 mins
Cook Time
5 hrs 49 mins
Author: Christy Denney
  • 9 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 16 ounces vanilla coating (like CandiQuik which can be found at Walmart and Target)
  • 2 Tablespoons orange zest (about 2 oranges)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  1. Place cereal in a large bowl.
  2. Melt vanilla coating according to package directions. Once mixture has melted, immediately pour over the cereal stirring and mixing until full coated. Sprinkle zest over the wet mixture and continue stirring to incorporate.
  3. Transfer mixture to a large sealed container (Tupperware) with a lid or a large resealable plastic bag.
  4. Add the powdered sugar and seal the container.
  5. Shake until thoroughly coated. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Source: The Girl Who Ate Everything

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  1. Oh. My. Gosh! I am so making this for a baby shower this weekend! Tis looks awesome, and maybe if I make for a lot of people I won’t eat it all myself…

  2. Ohhhh my goodness. LOVE these!

  3. What a great idea!!!!!

  4. This is brilliant! I bet these are delicious!

  5. I just made the Orange Creamisicle cookies! I am all jazzed to make Orange Creamsicle Muddy Buddies!

    I can’t wait!!

  6. That sounds soooo good! And easy! Thanks for sharing!

  7. WOO HOO!!! muddy buddies that aren’t chocolate. Yes, I confess, I must be an E.T. because I’m not a big fan of the brown goodness that most earthlings crave.
    That being said…. I can’t wait to get some fresh oranges and give this a try…..

  8. YUM!! I need to make this asap!!

  9. Yum! These look awesome. I’m actually posting a recipe for fruit-flavored muddy buddies; love the coincidence. 🙂

  10. Oh, wow! You just made the perfect snack!!!

  11. Kathy McElhaney says:

    I tried this yesterday and it tastes great! I used CandiQuik for the first time. It melted beautifully, but seized up when I added the orange zest. Maybe I added too much? Not sure, but it still tasted fantastic!

    • Kathy, I tried to make them too on Thursday. Same exact thing happened to me! I had to toss the whole batch…ugh it smelled so good.

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      Oh no Kathy! It will seize up if your zest has a lot of liquid in it. Shoot! You can totally add the zest after the fact. I’m so sorry. I’ll change the instructions to help those out in the future.

      • Mission accomplished! I figured it has something to do with moisture. Made them today and I put the zest in the mix after the Candiquik and no problem! Yummy 🙂

  12. These are so summery! I would probably eat the whole batch!

  13. My son saw these on Pinterest and decided we have to try them.

  14. Genius! These are perfect for summer I’ve never made any kind of muddy buddies before. I enjoy eating them but have never actually made them myself. I think that needs to change.

  15. These look so amazing!! I love all the different versions of Muddy Buddies I’ve had, and can’t wait to try these!! Thanks for sharing!!

  16. I wonder if orange extract could work in place of the zest?

  17. I love Muddy Buddies. This is a brilliant idea, especially for a party. I would never have even thought of changing them up like this.

  18. I used lemon zest instead and they are DELICIOUS!