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Easy Lemon Puppy Chow Recipe

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Easy Lemon Puppy Chow Recipe is the perfect family snack. You’re going to love that lemon flavor! This is one of my go-to recipes anytime that I’m wanting something fast with a tad bit of lemon taste. Be certain to check out our other puppy chow recipes, too.

This is such an easy muddy buddies recipe! It’s such a fun and simple sweet snack. We like to make this a lot during the summer months because we’ll add in a few surprise drops of lemon juice to really enhance that summer citrus flavor.

Since this recipe calls for lemon gelatin, this is where that citrus flavor comes from. If you want to add in more, you can always try a bit of lemon zest, too.

Easy Lemon Puppy Chow Recipe

My boys and I love to make puppy chow together because we can all have a helping hand. Each of us has a task that we like to do so being able to work together in the kitchen is always a great idea. One coats the Chex cereal, one holds the plastic bag, and I taste test along the way!

This is the perfect snack recipe for a fun movie night at home or can be a great snack to take in the car on road trips as well. While there is melted chocolate in this recipe, it’s not messy once it’s coated with sugar.

Who called it puppy chow?

I’m not as certain as who named it. As to why it was named this way, however, it resembles the food of a puppy, hence the name.

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Best Puppy Chow Recipes:

Once you make this Lemon Mix Puppy Chow Recipe, get ready to want more tasty treats! Puppy chow is one of the desserts that are so good and flavorful. I’ve gathered up some tasty treats that I think you’re really going to love!

This Simple Blue Puppy Chow Recipe is so much fun to make!

I’m obsessed with this Delicious Banana Cream Puppy Chow!

This Halloween Puppy Chow is so much fun for Halloween time.

I also love to make this Fall Chex Mix.

Churro Puppy Chow Recipe is the best and has such a fun and sweet flavor.

I really love how delicious and simple this Funfetti Puppy Chow Recipe!

My mouth is super happy every time that I make this Rainbow Puppy Chow Recipe.

What is another name for this snack mix?

Most people call it muddy buddies or puppy chow. Those are going to be the two most common names that you hear for this recipe and it will vary depending on where you live. Some people also call it reindeer chow during the holiday month.

How do I store puppy chow dessert to keep it fresh?

When storing puppy chow dessert, it’s important to keep it in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. An airtight plastic bag or Tupperware container is ideal for preserving this crunchy and nutty sweet treat.

If the dessert is going to be stored for more than a week, it should be refrigerated to ensure maximum freshness.

For nuts and other components of the puppy chow dessert that may spoil quickly, consider pre-portioning the treats into individual meal-sized portions before storing them in the refrigerator.

With proper storage techniques, you can maintain your puppy chow’s crunchy texture and flavorful ingredients so your entire family can enjoy this tasty snack.

What are fun ingredients to mix into muddy buddy’s dessert?

Muddy buddy’s are a delicious classic dessert snack that everyone loves, but why not mix it up this time and try something new?

Adding a teaspoon of chai flavoring can provide an exciting twist to the taste buds, or perhaps mix in sweet cinnamon and nutmeg for those who crave something a bit spicier.

Try tossing in pretzels, broken candy cane pieces, or even some mini marshmallows for an extra crunchy texture!

You can have fun experimenting with different combinations to create unique variations that will leave you craving more. Afterall – variety is the spice of life!

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What can I use instead of chex mix for puppy chow?

For anyone looking for an alternative snack to chex mix for puppy chow, the possibilities are endless! You can use crunchy cereals like Rice Chex, Crispix, or Corn Flakes.

If you prefer something with more flavor, give popcorn, pretzels, or even tortilla chips a go.

Instead of powdered sugar, you can use powdered milk or grated white chocolate as a topping for your pup-friendly fiesta mix.

Don’t forget about other cereal mixes, such as Kix and Cheerios! All of these mixtures give your puppy chow a unique twist.

Can I make puppy chow without adding chocolate?

Puppy chow, which is also known as “Muddy Buddies,” has long been a favorite snack among both adults and children. Whether you’re hosting a party or just looking for something to munch on during movie night, this crunchy snack is easy to make and even easier to eat.

Most recipes call for adding chocolate chips or cocoa powder, but it’s possible to whip up a batch without the addition of chocolate — switch out the melted chocolate with some creamy peanut butter, and you’ve got yourself a tasty treat that pleases even the pickiest of eaters!

Get your friends and family in on the fun by having them top off their own bowls with their favorite go-to ingredients like raisins, peanuts, or coconut flakes for some extra flavor!

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Easy Lemon Puppy Chow Recipe

Easy Lemon Puppy Chow Recipe


  • 4 cups of Rice Chex
  • 1 package of yellow candy melts
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 3 ounces of lemon gelatin


Put 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar into a sealable bag and also add in 1.5 ounces of lemon gelatin.

Pour the cereal into a medium bowl and set it to the side.

Use a small bowl and put in the candy melts and melt according to the package directions.

Once melted, pour it over the top of the cereal.

Stir carefully and be certain to coat evenly.

Once done, put the mixture into the bag and add in the rest of the lemon gelatin and powdered sugar.

Coat evenly and then pour the mixture out on a baking sheet to dry.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 112mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g

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