15-minute Lemon Muddy Buddies with Rice Chex cereal, white chocolate, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Try not to eat all of it in one sitting!
It’s possible that I might have told a few…er…hundred…people how much I love lemony food. My friend Rachel brings me lemons, my BIL’s sister brings me lemons, and now I have a few women at Kindergarten bringing me lemons.
I used to think they were doing me a favor, but I’m onto you ladies! They’re really doing themselves a favor. Because when you have 50 lemons, it’s unlikely you’ll use them all before some start going bad.
But…um…so I have all these lemons. Which leaves me thinking up new lemon recipes. Because I can’t stand the idea of them going bad.
Haley has also informed me that she’s tired of the snacks I’m giving her for school. Because, you know, white chocolate macadamia nut granola bars, dill pickle cashews, and kettle corn are so played out. Poor baby, right? Sigh. I do suppose after six months, she’s due for something new.
So I made Lemon Muddy Buddies. Shoveled handfuls into my own mouth. Got the thumbs up. Shoveled more into my pie hole. Packaged remainder into little baggies for her. All good.
Have you ever had muddies buddies (also known as puppy chow)? They’re crazy easy and crazy good. Too good! Hard to stop eating them.
you only need a few simple ingredients
- Rice Chex cereal
- white chocolate chips
- unsalted butter
- powdered sugar
Considering I only used two lemons, I imagine I’ll be making 63 more cups. Or until she’s “tired” of them, but I don’t see that ever happening, because MUDDY BUDDIES.
other muddy buddies we love!
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Lemon Muddy Buddies
- 12 ounce box Rice Chex cereal
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 1/4 cups white chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons lemon zest
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- Pour cereal into a large mixing bowl and set aside.
- Pour the powdered sugar into a 2-gallon re-sealable food storage plastic bag and set aside.
- Place white chocolate chips, butter, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave on high for 45 seconds; stir. Continue to microwave in 15 second intervals until the chocolate has melted and the mixture can be stirred smooth.
- Pour half the melted chocolate mixture over the top of the cereal, gently fold with a spatula. Poor the remaining mixture over the top and fold gently to combine (doing this in two steps helps make sure all the cereal is evenly coated.)
- Transfer the coated cereal to the bag with the powdered sugar; seal bag and gently toss until all the cereal is well-coated.
- Try not to eat all of it in one sitting!
Reader Questions and Reviews
These are dangerous! I can’t stop eating them. LOL.
I’m so happy and upset I discovered this recipe. Lol. I can’t stop eating them!
Made these for a little weekend road trip and they turned out to be our favorite snack. Kids have begged me to make them again. Think I’m going to try lime next time!
These are amazing! Very easy to make & delicious! Thanks for sharing.
Mmm! These were delicious! Chex calls the chocolate ones ‘muddy buddies’, so these can be ‘sunny buddies!’ So bright and yummy – perfect for an easter basket goodie! Thanks for the recipe. :)
OH….MY…..I can’t even! There are no words for how incredible this is. Just now made it and can’t stop eating. Also, I may have referred to it as “lemon crack.” Thanks for sharing this recipe!
I’ve been looking for a new recipe and landed on your blog! can’t wait to try this! :)
congratulations on raising a little gourmet :-)! i’m sure she’ll enjoy these lemon treats (and all the other fabulous dishes on your blog).
I am just wondering if these will last until Christmas if I make them now,talking fresness
They can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to a week, but I wouldn’t recommend much longer than that, so I’d hold off a bit if you’re making for Christmas.
We love lemon snacks and these are our new fav!
That’s so funny that your daughter told you that. Mine said the same thing – ha!
Love these. I’m a huge fan and with the lemon and powdered sugar combo they remind me of those lemon cooler cookies – which I always loved!
I would have a hard time sharing these Chex Lemon Buddies. “Make your own, People!” Because I LOVE lemony goodies– sweet and savory. Lemons don’t last for long outside of the fridge, but I still have to have one to look at in a white bowl on my kitchen island. They’re like little balls of sunshine and they just makes me happy.
Haley can send me some of those white chocolate mac nut granola bars if she’s TIRED of them. Seriously, though…where is THAT recipe?
Being a lemon fiend myself, I’ll be picking up some meyers at the store tomorrow…and making these. It’s gonna be revelatory. I know it.
Oh my gosh, these sound amazing!!
What a great snack! And I also feel a huge sense of guilt when my lemons go bad. Granted I don’t have 50 of them, but they do have a way of rolling to the very back of the fridge, where I forget about them.
These. Any kind of Chex Mix with chocolate or peanut butter or both make me do cartwheels. This lemon version was BOMB.
Poor Haley. :P
I finally tasted lemon curd a couple of weeks ago. Thought of you, you lemon freak. And I’m sure I would be shoveling these into my piehole, too, but since I would be the only one, I will refrain. ;)
Lemon curd. Sigh. Another weakness of mine. Luckily, a little goes a long way on toast with ricotta. So, Steve’s not a lemon fan? Cereal fan? chocolate fan? Crazy man… ;-) This snack is evil…perhaps it’s best you don’t have it in the house.
Such a fun snack, easy, and delicious snack. I made them for my girls and they loved them!