Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Lemon Buddies

I know most of you have heard of Muddy Buddies (aka Puppy Chow), but have you tried Lemon Buddies? As a member of General Mills Psst Network, MyGetTogether, I was sent a box of Rice Chex Cereal, a bowl, serving spoon, tote bag, coupons and gift card to purchase the ingredients to make Lemon Buddies for a group of friends.  I got to use my handy, dandy Microplane zester for the lemons - I love that thing!  The recipe is very similar to Muddy Buddies, but you use lemon zest, lemon juice and white chocolate chips instead of peanut butter and milk chocolate.  They were really quite tasty.  The flavor was light and sweet.  Give them a try :)

Lemon Buddies

9 cups Rice Chex cereal
1 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter or margarine
4 tsp. grated lemon peel
2 T fresh lemon juice
2 cups powdered sugar

Measure cereal in a large bowl and set aside.
In a 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chips, butter, lemon peel and juice uncovered on High 1 minute; stir.  Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth.  Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated.  Pour into 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag.

Add powdered sugar.  Seal bag; gently shake until well coated.  Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool.
Store in airtight container.


  1. This is a refreshing change to an old favorite recipe. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. I had never heard of lemon buddies before! What a fun idea!

  3. Oh..I love anything lemon...sounds wonderful!

    sandy toe

  4. I thought of you at Christmas as I am now the very proud owner of a purple mixer :) which must now be used to make these lemony goodies...

  5. I really don't like the chocolate PB ones. These I think are more to my taste. Thanks for sharing! Hope your Christmas was the merriest & Happy 2011!

  6. Lemon buddies??? YUM-A-Licious
    Happy New Year

  7. These sound incredible!! I can't wait to try them out. You always post things I cannot resist! You won a giveaway on my blog! Please email me at tiffaneeg@yahoo.com. So I can send you your prize!!

  8. What a great alternative to puppy chow -- for those of us with allergies!!!


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