This year, my oldest son is living on his own. He missed a lot of our baking being away from the house, so I wanted to make him a special treat. He LOVES lemon. Lemon pie, lemon bars, you name it.
I saw on the Chex box that you can make lemon buddies - they are essentially the lemon version of muddy buddies. Perfect!
The hubby was headed to the grocery, so I asked him to pickup some vanilla chips and more Chex so I could make them. When he returned, they didn't have vanilla, so he bought white chocolate. Well, it worked.
First, the ingredients (we made half a batch):
9 cups Rice Chex cereal
1 1/4 cups white vanilla baking chips (we used white chocolate)
1/4 cup butter or margarine
4 tsp grated lemon peel
2 tbl fresh lemon juice
2 cups powdered sugar
Put all the ingredients minus the Chex and powdered suger in the bowl and microwave. I didn't know how the lemon would affect the melting. It did a bit. Let me recommend a whisk for mixing them all together.
Pour over the Chex and mix. This isn't as smooth as the muddy buddies - again, I think it's the acidity of the lemon throwing off the smoothness you would expect, but with a little effort, the Chex will coat.
Then, into the powdered sugar. Shake.
Yum! I would recommend doubling the amount of lemon juice added - it could have been more lemony flavored. Of course, Oldest says you can never have too much lemon flavor.
This is a nice twist on all the chocolate of the holidays! Enjoy!
The Chex mix website has all kinds of cool recipes - check them out here.