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Vanilla Lemon Puppy Chow

by Katie Reed

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Vanilla Lemon Puppy Chow

As it happens, I’m the only one in my family who enjoys lemon-flavored desserts. I can’t get enough of that particular flavor. And once it’s mixed with vanilla, it’s like this magic elixir that makes me want to devour every last bite of whatever morsel is in front of me. Enter this Vanilla Lemon Puppy Chow. I had my first taste of this when I was around  seven years old at a house party that my parents took me to. The hostess had made a few different varieties, but her lemon was my favorite. Of course, I have no idea how she made it, but when I was old enough, I figured out my own version of this delicious treat.

It has everything, really. It’s crunchy and soft, at the same time. It’s sweet and a little sour and smells like heaven melted down from the sky. And above all else, it’s just beautiful to look at. And, it takes no time at all and is a pleasure to prepare.

Here’s what you need.

5 C Rice Chex cereal
¾ C vanilla baking chips
3 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 1/4  C powdered sugar

Vanilla Lemon Puppy Chow

In a small bowl, melt the vanilla baking chips and the butter together (about 30 seconds in the microwave). Set aside.

Vanilla Lemon Puppy Chow

Use a citrus juicer to juice one lemon until you have about 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. (If there is a little more it can be added in for extra flavor!). Mix the lemon juice with the melted vanilla chips and butter.

Vanilla Lemon Puppy Chow

Vanilla Lemon Puppy Chow
Measure the Chex cereal into a large bowl, pour the lemon vanilla mixture over the top of the cereal and use a spatula or a spoon to mix well until all of the pieces are coated. Measure the powdered sugar and pour over the coated cereal. Stir gently until the pieces look dry and all of them have a powdered sugar coating.

Vanilla Lemon Puppy Chow

Serve for a delicious snack. It’s perfect for parties, but it goes quickly! I always make sure to set some aside in a ziploc bag so that I have some for myself later. It is SO good.

Vanilla Lemon Puppy Chow

Vanilla Lemon Puppy Chow

Vanilla Lemon Puppy Chow

What’s your favorite kind of puppy chow? Why is it called puppy chow? Who in the world first thought of the idea of coating bland cereal in delectable treats? I want to shake their hand!

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Brandi Clevinger February 16, 2015 - 1:12 pm

I enjoy lemon flavored desserts! They are just so sweet and a little sour at the same time. Perfect combination!

Thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Mondays!

Stephanie February 18, 2015 - 8:29 pm

Puppy chow is one of my weaknesses. And I love the idea of lemon, sounds like a must-try for spring! Thanks for sharing!

[email protected] Polka Dots in the Country February 19, 2015 - 7:15 pm

Hey, stopping by from Cook it, Craft it, Share it linkup!

This looks and sounds ah-mazing! I love lemon bars so this seems right up my alley, thanks for sharing!

cathy February 19, 2015 - 9:10 pm

I love the lemon version of this! Colorful, refreshing, and I could eat alot of this! Saying hello from creativity unleashed!

Amanda @ The Kolb Corner May 26, 2016 - 10:05 am

Puppy chow is a favorite in my house and lemon is a great summer time flavor to add to it! Pinned. Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

Rose Atwater May 29, 2016 - 2:20 pm

This reminds me of vanilla chex but BETTER! Love it! Thanks for linking up with Delicious Dishes Recipe Party!


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