Lemon Crunch Buddies

5 from 5 votes

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This lemon chex mix is one of our favorite lemon recipes.

My workplace is flooded with snacks, a hazardous workplace of sorts to be certain.  That said, we don’t have a lot of snacks around our house, and it is a rarity when I make a bona fide snack.
A bowl of lemon crunch buddies.

What is this?

I would love to say that I don’t like to snack.  That would be a blatant untruth.

We get all sorts of requests here on Platter Talk.  Some people ask for quinoa recipes.  Some want specific cakes, others ask for things on the grill.  When I was asked to put some snack ideas together, as odd as this sounds, I was at a loss for what to make.

A bowl of chocolate chips.

Like almost all of my “recipe blocks” (as seldom as they may be) this one lasted for only a very short time.   Indeed, I found one that has only a few ingredients, uses things that are all common to our pantry and includes no fewer than two of my favorite things on earth: Chocolate and lemons.

A bowl of food on a plate, with Lemon.

Because this was an easy, and in all likelihood, because this was a designated snack recipe, our sixth-grader Joe volunteered to be my most eager of assistants.  To both son and dad’s delight, this little snack recipe was a hit.  Give these crunchy little treats a try; they’re sure to please the snack lover in all of you.  Happy crunching and happy summer.  -Dan.

A bowl of food on a plate, with Lemon.

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Lemon Crunch Buddies

5 from 5 votes
Inspired by Chex party mix
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Yield: 7 servings


  • 7 cups square rice cereal, such as chex mix, etc. We use Festival brand Rice Crunch Buddies.
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate baking bits or chips
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


  • In large mixing bowl add cereal pieces
  • In small sauté pan over medium heat, melt butter and chocolate together, stir in lemon juice and 1/2 of lemon zest, reserve remaining zest.
  • Pour chocolate and butter mixture over cereal, mix gently with rubber spatula.
  • Add powdered sugar and continue to gently mix until cereal is well covered.
  • Serve and garnish with remaining lemon zest.


Calories: 501kcal, Carbohydrates: 80g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 26mg, Sodium: 336mg, Potassium: 155mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 59g, Vitamin A: 714IU, Vitamin C: 7mg, Calcium: 179mg, Iron: 9mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer/Snack
Cuisine: American
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Dan & Scott split their time between Wisconsin and Southwest Florida and are dads to six boys. Good food runs through their veins, and they love showing others how to cook easy recipes.

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  1. 5 stars
    I love anything lemon..and especially when it’s in a dessert! This would be a very addicting snack 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Lemon is one of my favorite flavors! Especially with snacks! Can’t wait to make these! They will be perfect for parties (and we throw a ton… lol!)!

  3. 5 stars
    I love lemon (anything) and I love white chocolate (anything), and I KNOW I will love these. Thanks for the recipe, Dan and Joe!

    1. A nice twist on Chex mix. Try it with a glass of white wine. Makes you happy to be an adult! -Scott

  4. What a cute name…Lemon Crunch Buddies. You did a great job getting out of your snack slump with these tasty treats! Pinned for later! 🙂 Thanks Dan.

    1. These are great! Just the right amount of sweetness. Very nice to have in the summer. Hope you give them a try. -Scott