Test Kitchen

Test Kitchen! Chex Lemon Buddies

Test Kitchen, you say? Clover and Thyme’s Test Kitchen is where I try a recipe provided on a product’s packaging that I have never tried before and give a report on how our family liked it!

We have tried Chex’s Muddy Buddies before, but today at breakfast my daughter noticed a different recipe on the back of the Chex box – Chex Lemon Buddies. They looked delightfully sweet and yummy on the box, and I’ve been craving all things lemon lately, so we decided to give it a go.

You can find the recipe here (the recipe has a big ol’ copyright slapped on it, so I don’t want to get the good folks at General Mills huffy.) The recipe comes together much like the Muddy Buddies, only vanilla baking chips and lemon are the glue that hold these happy buddies together. To my dismay today, my grocery store was in full scale renovation mode and everything was in a different spot than it usually is. Since the baking section was in a state of shambles, I had to settle for white chocolate chips instead of the vanilla chips the recipe calls for. I’m not sure there is much of a difference, though. Also, for the sake of simplicity, I simply zested a full lemon and then used all the juice from it, though the Chex recipe does give measurements for each.

The result? Success! I think it goes without saying that these were yummy. I was pleasantly surprised, though, by the delicate flavor of the lemon in these. I expected the powdered sugar and lemon to be a little cloying, but they reminded me of a little lemon meringue pie in every square. And just like their muddy cousins, they are extremely addictive. I’m sending these buddies off to my daughter’s sleepover tomorrow night so I don’t eat them all!

Have you tried these lemony buddies? What did you think?



5 thoughts on “Test Kitchen! Chex Lemon Buddies”

  1. Woah–lemon meringue pie! That’s quite a promotion for the humble chex. I haven’t seen this recipe on the box yet, but *sigh* I think if I switched from muddy to lemon, my boys would revolt!

    1. LOL, I wasn’t sure how my son would react to it either. My daughter was all for it, since she spotted the recipe. My son, though, ended up eating more than his sister! I had to pry him away from them! 🙂

  2. Thanks for the heads up on this recipe! i think i will make it for an upcoming car trip! PS I love your bowl! I have 2 sets of those classic pyrex bowls/

    1. I hope you enjoy the buddies! It’s so funny that you noticed the bowl. That was a recent antique store purchase. I had been searching for a complete set in good condition and finally found it. I use those bowls for everything now – I love them! I should do a post on them! LOL

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