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Arroz con Leche Muddy Buddies

Arroz con Leche is a classic dessert from LatinAmerica. This recipe for arroz con leche muddy buddies takes those flavors anduses them for the most delicious recipe for entertaining. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: arroz con leche, muddy buddies
Servings: 6
Calories: 166kcal
Cost: $9


  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 5 cups Rice Chex
  • 1 cup white chocolate melting wafers
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil , melted
  • 1 vanilla bean , seeds scraped


  • Place a sheet of parchment onto a baking sheet and set aside. Add the Rice Chex to a large bowl and set it aside.
  • In a resealable bag, add the powdered sugar, cinnamon and kosher salt. Mix it all together with a fork.
  • In a small saucepan filled with a few inches of water, with a glass or stainless steel bowl nestled atop, set over medium-low heat, add the white chocolate melting wafers and coconut oil. Allow the chocolate to melt slowly and then stir it with a silicon spatula until smooth. Remove it from the heat and then add the vanilla bean seeds and stir it until combined.
  • Pour the melted white chocolate mixture atop the Rice Chex. Give it a good mix until evenly coated and then immediately transfer to the prepared resealable bag. Close the bag securely and shake it, until all of the Rice Chex is evenly coated.
  • Pour it on the prepared baking sheet and allow to dry and set for 30 minutes.


Tips and Tricks 
  • This recipe moves quickly. It’s super easy but I find that you really have to do it all in one fell swoop for optimum deliciousness. Be sure to prep all of your ingredients. 
Variation Ideas 
  • Rice Chex - I used the Rice Chex to mimic the rice flavor that is so delicious in Arroz con Leche. Having said that, I think this recipe would be delicious with other Chex flavors too. Chocolate Chex, Cinnamon Chex or Vanilla Chex. 
  • Coconut oil - I love the hint of coconut flavor. If you don’t like it or want to skip it, you can use refined coconut oil OR you can use a neutral oil such as avocado or vegetable oil. 


Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 396mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 417IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 7mg