Lemonade Puppy Chow: A Zesty Twist on a Classic Snack!

This delicious Lemonade Puppy Chow will satisfy your sweet and tangy cravings. This recipe, a playful twist on a classic snack, combines crunchy cereal, creamy white chocolate, and zesty lemon flavor for a treat suitable for any occasion. Whether you’re hosting a party, need a quick snack, or simply want to satisfy your sweet tooth, this Lemonade Puppy Chow is a surefire hit!


  • 9 cups crispy rice cereal squares (such as Chex)
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • Zest of 1-2 lemons (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1/4 cup lemonade mix powder (such as Country Time)


  1. Prepare the Cereal:
  • Place the crispy rice cereal squares in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  1. Melt the White Chocolate:
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the white chocolate chips and unsalted butter. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval, until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
  1. Add Lemon Flavor:
  • Once the white chocolate mixture is melted, stir in the lemonade mix powder and lemon zest until well combined. The mixture should be smooth and fragrant with lemon.
  1. Coat the Cereal:
  • Pour the lemon-infused white chocolate mixture over the crispy rice cereal squares, using a spatula to gently fold and coat the cereal evenly.
  1. Coat with Powdered Sugar:
  • Sprinkle the powdered sugar over the coated cereal mixture and gently toss until the cereal is fully coated with the sugar. The powdered sugar will help create the signature “puppy chow” texture.
  1. Chill and Serve:
  • Transfer the Lemonade Puppy Chow to a large resealable plastic bag or an airtight container.
  • Seal the bag or container and refrigerate the puppy chow for about 15-20 minutes to allow the chocolate coating to set.
  1. Serve and Enjoy:
  • Once chilled, remove the Lemonade Puppy Chow from the refrigerator and serve it in a bowl or as individual portions.
  • Enjoy the sweet and tangy flavor of this delightful snack with friends and family!

Lemonade Puppy Chow is a fun and flavorful twist on a classic snack, ideal for satisfying your sweet and tangy craving. With its crunchy texture, creamy white chocolate coating, and zesty lemon flavor, this treat will be a hit at any gathering or can be enjoyed as a snack at any time. So, prepare a batch of this irresistible Lemonade Puppy Chow and watch your taste buds dance with delight!