Monday, August 8, 2011

Lemon Buddies

I won't bore you with what we had for dinner, because we're working on cleaning out the fridge and pantry before our family vacay.  So here's a recipe for the Lemon Buddies I made this afternoon.

These are like Muddy Buddies/Puppy Chow snacks that have been around forever, except with lemon.  In my opinion, they need a lot more lemon, but I like lemon more than most people... I made them for a friend who did an awesome favor for me, but my family loved the leftovers, even without extra lemon. 

Lemon Buddies

9 cups Rice Chex cereal
1 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter
4 tsp grated lemon zest
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 cups powdered sugar

Measure cereal into a large mixing bowl and set aside.  In a microwaveable bowl, microwave chips, butter, lemon peel and juice uncovered on high for 1 minute; stir.  Microwave about 30 more seconds or until mixture can be stirred smooth.  Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated.  Pour into a 2-gallon resealable food storage plastic bag.  Add powdered sugar, seal bag and shake until all the cereal is well-coated.  Cool on wax paper or foil.