Lemon Muddy Buddies with Just Jan’s

A fun summertime recipe using lemon curd. @justjans @tryazon #sponsored

A favorite Summertime Recipe

Lemon is such a great flavor for spring and summer. There is so much you can do with the flavor, but lemon screams desserts to me. I was invited to participate in a home party for Just Jan’s. One of the offerings was Lemon Curd. I remembered a recipe I had tried for a lemon version of Muddy Buddies, so I knew exactly what I was going to make. I had the opportunity to share them with a group of ladies from KDP, a philanthropic sorority. Thankfully, we were having our yearly luncheon to benefit the local food pantry. I made and brought the snack to share with these wonderful ladies who spend their time volunteering in our community.

Lemon Muddy Buddies

Lemon is such a great flavor for spring and summer. There is so much you can do with the flavor, but lemon screams desserts to me.

  • sauce pan
  • paper bag
  • air tight container
  • 8 cup Rice Chex cereal
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips or candy melts
  • 1/4 cup Just Jan's lemon curd
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon oil (or lemon extract)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  1. ingredients

  2. Combine the Lemon Curd, butter and candy melt in a saucepan and heat over medium heat, stir occasionally until all ingredients melt and combine.

  3. Watch the mix and make sure the candy melt doesn't burn.

  4. In a large pan or paper bag, add the cereal and pour the melted mix over the cereal. Stir or shake the bag to incorporate it together. Allow it to cool a bit and add half the powdered sugar. Stir or shake again to coat the cereal. Add the remaining powdered sugar and stir or shake again. Store the finished Muddy Buddies and an airtight container.


The above photo shows a table at the Luncheon with the Muddy Buddies in place and ready for the event to begin.

For more recipes, visit: http://www.justjans.com/blogs/recipes

I was provided Just Jan’s product in order to create a recipe and share it. Thanks to Tryazon for the opportunity. 

Ice Box Cake Recipe

Our families special occasion cake recipe.

This Ice Box Cake recipe is one I grew up eating on special occasions. It still brings joy at family gatherings. The recipe consists of simple ingredients and is very easy to make. Two parts to the recipe make or break it. The first, you need time for it to sit. The second, you need a specific kind of chocolate cookies (and they can be difficult to find).


2 pints of whipping cream
powdered sugar
nabisco chocolate wafers


Using 1 pint of cream, whip until peaks are formed. To this add powdered sugar to taste (I like mine sweet – usually /2 to 1 cup). Fold the sugar into the whipped cream. Use a cookie to scoop up some whipped cream and then sandwich it together with another cooking and stand them on end together. Continue to do this until you run out of cookies or whip cream. Do not use the broken cookies (save them for decoration). Now, refrigerate the “cake” overnight is best. The cookies need to soften from being married with the whipped cream.

the photo above is a double batch

The next day, make another batch of whipped cream, again adding powdered sugar to taste. Ice the outside of the cake with the whip cream. You probably will not use up all this whip cream. You can keep it to add to your coffee for a special treat.  

Decorate the top of the cake with cookie crumbs. I take two broken pieces and rub them together over the top of the cake and make a dusting. We have also used chocolate sprinkles and or cherries, letting the juice run down the sides of the cake. 

This cake tastes good no matter how you serve it but to really impress, slice the cake at an angle making a striped slice – so easy but very impressive.