Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Key Lime Muddy Buddies

My parents are in town for Christmas! And I am in seventh heaven.
It's fabulous to have them here to share the daily joys of my little boy growing up SO FAST! It's fabulous to have someone to hand him off to when I have to go to the bathroom! And it's fabulous to have some extra time (and both hands at my disposal) to try some recipes I've been thinking up.

Inspired by this post at Smashed Peas and Carrots, and by virtue of the fact that I happened upon some marvelous key limes at my local market, and also by virtue of the fact that I loves me some key lime pie, I made...

Key Lime Muddy Buddies!

And they are every bit as awesome as I hoped they would be. My mom raved that they taste exactly like key lime pie, and I agree. And if you like coconut, it would be a fabulous addition here.

Key Lime Muddy Buddies

8 c. Rice Chex cereal
1 1/4 c. white chocolate chips
1/4 c. (1/2 stick) butter 
1 tsp. lime zest
2 Tbsp. lime juice
1/4 c. sweetened, shredded coconut (optional)
2 cups powdered sugar

Get a giant mixing bowl, and measure out cereal. Set aside. Combine white chocolate, butter, zest, and lime juice in a 1 qt. microwaveable bowl, and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir. Continue microwaving in 30 second intervals until chocolate is melted and mixture can be stirred smooth. (It will look scary. Just go with it.) Pour over cereal and toss to coat thoroughly. If you're going to add coconut, add it now -- it will stick to the chocolate mixture. Put one cup powdered sugar in each of two gallon-size ziplock bags. Divide the cereal mixture between the two bags, and shake, shake, shake! (An assistant comes in handy, if you can find one.) Let cool, and eat!

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