Delicious Lemon Puppy Chow recipe

Lemon Puppy Chow

Lemon Puppy Chow

We made this Lemon Puppy Chow last year and it was COMPLETELY delicious!  Who says you can’t have Puppy Chow all year long?!  :)  ENJOY!


  • 9 c rice Chex cereal
  • 1 and 1/4 c white vanilla baking chips
  • 1/4 c butter
  • 4 tsp grated lemon peel
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 c powdered sugar


  • Measure the cereal into a large bowl and set aside.
  • In a 2 qt microwaveable bowl, micro chips, butter, lemon peel and juice, uncovered on high for 1 minute; stir.
  • Keep microwaving about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be mixed smooth.
  • Then pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated.
  • Next pour into a 2 gallon resealable plastic food storage bag.
  • Add powdered sugar, seal bag; gently shake until well coated.
  • Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool.
  • Store in an airtight container.


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  • Reply Colette @ JFF! May 9, 2013 at 11:34 am

    OMG, this is new to me.

    Lemony chex mix?

    I'm so in!
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    • Reply Plucky May 9, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      It's A-MAZING! :) Hope you enjoy it if you make it!! :)

  • Reply Colette @ JFF! May 9, 2013 at 11:39 am

    PS- Gotcha on my Twitter list and love your nickname!
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    • Reply Plucky May 9, 2013 at 12:11 pm

      Thanks for the follow! :)

  • Reply Jeannie May 9, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    I've never had lemon flavored puppy chow, it sounds delish.
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  • Reply Marilyn May 10, 2013 at 3:58 am

    Yummo! I make a similar one with lemon pudding!:D
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  • Reply Angela at A Typical May 10, 2013 at 6:55 am

    Found your blog via Diana Rambles. I've never heard of puppy chow (I'm English). When I clicked on the link I genuinely thought it was homemade dog food! It's sounds delicious :)

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  • Reply Jeni May 11, 2013 at 4:23 am

    Yummy! I love anything lemon!
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  • Reply Tammy May 14, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Thank you for sharing over at this sounds so good….YUM

  • Reply Jenna May 14, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Sounds delicious! Thanks so much for linking up at Give Me The Goods Monday! Can't wait to see what you bring next week! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof
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  • Reply Paula@SweetPea May 15, 2013 at 1:54 am

    This sounds absolutely delicious!
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  • Reply Carolyn Burch May 15, 2013 at 4:34 am

    Oh my YUMMMM! I have always enjoyed "puppy chow" that one of my co-workers brings during the holidays…..but I REALLY love lemon….can't wait to give this a try….you've been pinned!
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  • Reply Shelley May 15, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Mmm, this looks so good! I wish I hadn't eaten my left over (from another recipe) white chocolate chips now…I have everything else to make this!! I am visiting from the party at From Dream To Reality!

    Thanks for sharing your recipe!!

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  • Reply Diana Rambles May 16, 2013 at 9:10 am

    What a great flavor choice!!
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  • Reply Alexis AKA MOM May 16, 2013 at 11:30 am

    I've never heard of it with lemon before that sounds delish! I will have to try with the boys. Thanks!

  • Reply Lisa May 16, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Oh my gosh, I totally thought this was a dog food recipe, needless to say I was a little surprised when you described it as "totally delicious". ha, actually judging by the ingredients it does look delicious, I love lemon flavored stuff. Thanks for linking up at Sweet Treats & Swanky Stuff last week!
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    • Reply Plucky May 16, 2013 at 5:02 pm

      Haha…my family calls "Muddy Buddies," Puppy Chow. :-)

  • Reply Robin May 16, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    I really like puppy chow, it sounds even better with lemon! Thank you for sharing this on Fluster's Creative Muster Party!

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  • Reply BethM@Under A Pile o May 17, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Oh my!! I love lemon flavored anything! This could be so bad, but so refreshing as a summer time snack!! I'm saving this one to try!
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  • Reply Ali May 19, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Woot! You have been featured this week at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I'd love to see you back. Have a great week. :)

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    Come party with APIMP!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party.

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  • Reply Amanda May 20, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Love puppy chow! (or muddy buddies, as I call them) but have never tried any flavor other than the original. Thanks so much for linking up at Martha Mondays last week! I hope you come back by this week as well : )


  • Reply Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes May 21, 2013 at 12:29 am

    Thank you so much for sharing at last week’s All My Bloggy Friends :) I can’t wait to see what you share this week!

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