Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Lemon Muddy Buddies



Muddie Buddies are like Pringles...And everything else enjoyable in life. Once you pop you can't stop! As if regular ole' Puppy Chow wasn't sinful enough, I now bring to you Lemon Muddies Buddies! Just in time to put a little zing in your Spring. The perfect amount of citrus... Not overwhelming but definitely there!
I could not stop popping these. They were way too convenient and very addicting. I suggest you plan who you can give some away to before you make them. Otherwise you will just eat them all yourself. These are dangerously delicious.

Question  - When was Puppy Chow renamed Muddy Buddies? Why was Puppy Chow renamed Muddy Buddies? Not like it matters. I am just curious as to when and why. If anyone knows, please do tell. All in all they are the same and I still love Puppy Chow...er...ah...Muddy Buddies...er....whatever.

I got this recipe from the Just A Pinch Recipe Club. I had to tweak the measurements a tinch to suit my lemon loving taste buds.

Try these Lemon Muddy Buddies for those Lemon Lovers in your life:)

Lemon Muddy Buddies
Slightly adapted from Just A Pinch Recipe Club

Ingredients
9 cups - Rice Chex Cereal
1 1/4 cup- White Chocolate Chips
1/4 cup - Butter
6 tsp - Grated Lemon Peel
1 TB - Lemon Juice
1 tsp - Lemon Extract
3 1/2 c Powdered Sugar

Directions
-Measure cereal out into a huge bowl. Set aside.
-In a microwave safe bowl toss the chips, butter, lemon peel, and lemon juice, and lemon
 extract.
-Microwave for 1 minute. Stir.
-Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir vigorously.
-If after stirring vigorously it is still not melted to smooth microwave in 15 sec intervals
 with vigorous stirring in between until smooth and melted.
-When mixture is totally melted and smooth, drizzle over the cereal.
-Lightly stir and toss cereal until it is coated well and melted mixture is evenly distributed
 onto Chex.
-Choose a double bagged brown bag or 2 gallon Ziploc.
-Pour half the powdered sugar into the bag.
-Put the coated cereal mixture into the doubled brown bag or Ziploc as well.
-Top with last half of powdered sugar.
-Close top of bag securely and lightly shake and toss until the cereal is coated well with
 powdered sugar.
-Pour back into big bowl and if you think there is more powdered sugar that could stick,
 lightly and gently use a spatula to toss it around a bit.
-Pour the Lemon Muddy Buddies onto a sheet of waxed paper,, old news paper, or in my
 case I ripped open the brown paper bag, laid it flat, and poured them onto that.
-When they are cooled completely, store them in an airtight container.

Yeah Lemon Muddy Buddies!!

Share with friends and neighbors, and please share your knowledge if you know why Puppy Chow morphed into Muddy Buddies.

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