Lemon Muddy Buddies

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Lemon Muddy Buddies are a snack mix that is great for adults to dive into. These lemon crunchy bites are a surprise hit addition to any cocktail party or gathering
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Lemon Muddy Buddies in a rae dunn delish dish.

Lemon Muddy Buddies are a snack mix that is great for adults to dive into. These lemon crunchy bites are a surprise hit addition to any cocktail party or gathering.

Lemon Muddy Buddies in a rae dunn delish dish.

This Lemon Muddy Buddy Recipe is a great addition to your party arsenal. These sweet but tart treats are wonderful for birthday parties, bridal or baby showers. They are a perfect little snack with just a hint of more sophisticated

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  • Minutes to make: Honestly, they are so very quick and easy.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry and no baking!
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb, gluten free or lower in sugar.
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What You Need to Make Lemon Buddies

Ingredients

  • Chex cereal
  • Yellow Candy Melts
  • Lemon 
  • Powdered Icing Sugar
Lemon sugar chex mix for buddies.

Equipment

How to Make Lemon Muddy Buddies – Step by Step

Making the glaze for the chex cereal and then topping the cereal.
  • Prepare: First,place powdered icing sugar in a gallon-sized zip top bag and set aside and then measure Chex cereal into a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  • Melt: Second, place yellow candy melts in a small microwave-safe bowl and melt for 25 seconds. Stir and reheat as needed. Then add lemon zest to the candy melts and then pour over the Chex cereal and stir to coat.
  • Juice: Next, sprinkle the lemon juice over the candy-coated Chex mix and stir to coat. Scoop the Chex cereal into the bag with the powdered icing sugar, then seal and shake to coat the cereal completely with the powdered icing sugar.
  • Set: Finally, pour the powdered sugar-coated cereal onto a cookie sheet and allow the candy melts to set completely, approximately 30 minutes, before storing or serving.
Cereal, bag of sugar and then coating the cereal with the sugar.

Common Questions About Lemon Muddy Buddies

HOW DO I STORE STORE LEMON MUDDY BUDDIES?

You can store in an airtight container for up to a week.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE WHITE CHOCOLATE IN PLACE OF CANDY MELTS?

Of course, they work just as well and taste delicious.

DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, make as little or as much as you need for your get together.

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Expert Tips for Making Lemon Muddy Buddies

  • Add More: White chocolate chips, peanuts or mini candies add even more flavor.
  • Cookies: Crush some butter cookies or lemon shortbreads and add them to the mix.
  • Variation tip: Put lemon candies in the food processor and crush and then add them to the powdered sugar to make an even more lemony flavor.
  • Alternate ingredient: Gluten free chex mix and low carb alternatives can be used to meet everyone’s dietary needs.

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Lemon Muddy Buddies in a rae dunn delish dish.

Lemon Muddy Buddies

Yield: 8 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Lemon Muddy Buddies are a snack mix that is great for adults to dive into. These lemon crunchy bites are a surprise hit addition to any cocktail party or gathering
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Ingredients

  • 4 cups Chex cereal
  • 1 cup Yellow Candy Melts
  • 1 Lemon, approximately 2 teaspoons zest and 2 Tablespoons juice
  • 1 cup Powdered Icing Sugar

Instructions

  • Place powdered icing sugar in a gallon-sized zip top bag and set aside.
  • Measure Chex cereal into a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  • Place yellow candy melts in a small microwave-safe bowl and melt for 25 seconds. Stir and reheat as needed.
  • Add lemon zest to the candy melts and then pour over the Chex cereal and stir to coat.
  • Sprinkle the lemon juice over the candy-coated Chex mix and stir to coat.
  • Scoop the Chex cereal into the bag with the powdered icing sugar, then seal and shake to coat the cereal completely with the powdered icing sugar.
  • Pour the powdered sugar-coated cereal onto a cookie sheet and allow the candy melts to set completely, approximately 30 minutes, before storing or serving.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add More: White chocolate chips, peanuts or mini candies add even more flavor.
  • Cookies: Crush some butter cookies or lemon shortbreads and add them to the mix.
  • Variation tip: Put lemon candies in the food processor and crush and then add them to the powdered sugar to make an even more lemony flavor.
  • Alternate ingredient: Gluten free chex mix and low carb alternatives can be used to meet everyone’s dietary needs.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 333IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 10mg
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chex, lemon

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