White Chocolate Lemon Puppy Chow: A citrus twist on puppy chow or muddy buddies that’s perfect for snacking or for dessert!
White Chocolate Lemon Puppy Chow
Oh my heavens. I have made something very dangerous and you’re going to LOVE it.
I saw a recipe the other day for Lemon Puppy Chow, and I immediately fell head over heels in love with the idea. Puppy Chow is my weakness, and I LOVE lemon. So the two things together, make my heart go pitter-pat. Not to mention white chocolate-covered snacks… especially these white chocolate pecans! There’s something about salty and sweet combined that gets me every time!
More Lemon Recipes
It’s safe to say that lemon desserts are close in the running with chocolate desserts when it comes down to it.
No Bake Lemon Dessert
Not only do I adore the flavor of this puppy chow, but the fact that it’s a no-bake dessert idea, makes it a top favorite for the warm months.
The summery, citrusy flavors and the quick stove-top method is the perfect combination for a quick snack, dessert or as a winery tour bus munchy.
More No Bake Desserts You’ll Love:
How to Make White Chocolate Lemon Puppy Chow
Full printable, recipe card below for your convenience, but I’ve included a few helpful notes here in case it helps!
You’ll start by pouring the cereal into a large mixing bowl.
In a separate microwaveable bowl, add the white chocolate chips, butter, lemon zest, and juice.
Microwave in 30-second intervals, until the chips are melted and you are able to mix completely. (You don’t want the chocolate to burn or cook too fast.)
Note: Sometimes the combination of the lemon and white chocolate can cause it to chunk up a little bit. But honestly, this is one of my favorite parts. The little chunks are to die for!
Pour the melted mixture, over the top of the cereal, and gently stir to coat.
Once evenly mixed, pour cereal mixture in to a large, resealable bag and pour about 1/2 cup powdered sugar on top of cereal, seal bag & shake.
Once coated, open bag, and pour remaining powdered sugar over cereal.
Seal bag & shake again.
Once cooled, store in airtight container or devour all of it like I tend to do!
Honesty Moment: After I make this, I have to pour a little into a bowl and hide the rest away, so my husband and I, don’t devour it all, all in one night. It’s THAT good.
So if you’re making this for a crowd, be prepared or double the batch!
This recipe is so stinkin’ quick and is so easy to throw together at the last minute. It’s fabulous for a quick dessert recipe when you’re down to the wire and needing something asap!
I know you’re going to love it as much as we do!
The BEST Summer Puppy Chow Recipe
I’m sorry to have done this to you. I’m sure you didn’t need another dessert to obsess over. But if you’re anything like me… we HAVE to have a batch of this in the house at least once a week during the summer.
Plus, if you’re any fan of lemon, I can almost bet you’ll be crushing over this White Chocolate Lemon Puppy Chow recipe too. Heck, having it all year ’round is definitely allowed.
Are there other flavors of Puppy Chow that you’ve made?
Tell me below! I want to add it to my cookbook!
Easy Dessert Recipes
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Then, be sure to browse the easy dessert recipes that I have in my archives to keep the fabulous desserts coming!
White Chocolate Lemon Puppy Chow
- 9 cups Rice Chex™ Cereal
- 11 ounces white chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli)
- 1/4 cup or 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 4 teaspoons lemon zest
- 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- Pour cereal into a large mixing bowl.
- In a separate microwaveable bowl, add white chocolate chips, butter, lemon zest, and juice. Microwave in 30-second intervals, until the chips are melted and you are able to mix completely.
- Pour the melted mixture, over the top of the cereal, and gently stir to coat.
- Once evenly mixed, pour cereal mixture in to a large, resealable bag.
- Pour about 1/2 cup powdered sugar on top of cereal, seal bag & shake.
- Once coated, open bag, and pour remaining powdered sugar over cereal.
- Seal bag & shake again.
- Once cooled, store in airtight container.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.