Lemonade Puppy Chow is a delightful and tangy twist on the classic Puppy Chow snack. Here’s a simple recipe to help you prepare it:
For the Lemonade Coating:
- 1 cup white chocolate chips or candy melts
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- Zest of 1-2 lemons (adjust to taste)
- 1/4 cup lemon juice (adjust to taste)
- Yellow food coloring (optional)
- 4 cups powdered sugar
For the Cereal Mixture:
- 9 cups rice cereal squares (like Chex)
- 1 cup powdered sugar (for coating)
- Prepare the Lemonade Coating:
- In a microwave-safe bowl or using a double boiler, melt the white chocolate chips and butter together until smooth and well combined.
- Stir in the lemon zest, lemon juice, and a few drops of yellow food coloring if desired. Adjust the amount of lemon zest and juice to achieve your desired level of lemon flavor.
- Mix until the lemonade coating is smooth and evenly colored.
- Coat the Cereal:
- Place the rice cereal squares in a large mixing bowl.
- Pour the lemonade coating over the cereal and gently toss until the cereal is well coated.
- Coat with Powdered Sugar:
- Add the 4 cups of powdered sugar to a large plastic bag.
- Transfer the lemonade-coated cereal into the bag with powdered sugar.
- Seal the bag and shake it vigorously to coat the cereal squares with powdered sugar. The powdered sugar will help to create the “puppy chow” look.
- Cool and Set:
- Spread the coated cereal squares on a baking sheet in a single layer. Allow them to cool and set for about 30 minutes. This will help the coating firm up.
- Serve and Enjoy:
- Once the Lemonade Puppy Chow is cooled and the coating is set, transfer it to a serving bowl.
- You can add additional lemon zest for garnish, if desired.
- Serve the Lemonade Puppy Chow as a delicious and tangy snack!
- This recipe is customizable. You can adjust the lemon flavor by adding more or less zest and juice, depending on your preference.
- Make sure to store the Lemonade Puppy Chow in an airtight container to maintain its freshness.
Remember that working with melted chocolate requires some care, so be sure to follow proper melting techniques to avoid burning the chocolate. Enjoy your tasty Lemonade Puppy Chow!