Thursday, January 29, 2015

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites

Excuse the not-so-great pic and the messy look of these bites... but these are too good not to share! They're pretty quick and easy too; no baking, just melting the chocolate for the topping.  Look at the original recipe if you want to see pretty ones, lol.  The original recipe included oatmeal, but the raw oatmeal texture didn't mesh well with these, I think, so I just subbed more crisp rice cereal the second time I made these.  The whole family loved these and they were gone in no time.  And, the kids can either help make them or make them by themselves.  My 8-yr old and 3-yr old helped me make these. I'll blame them for any sloppiness, lol!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites
adapted from Butter Baking

110g unsalted butter, melted (1/2 cup)
140g peanut butter (1/2 cup, 5 oz)
1 cup crushed rice crispies or cornflakes
1 cup icing sugar (powdered sugar)
⅔ cup chocolate chips
2 tbsp peanut butter

1.  Crush your cereal (you will need about 2½ cups) in a food processor. Once it's crushed, measure out 1 cup.  In a large bowl, combine the melted butter and peanut butter. Add the crushed cereal, oats and icing sugar, and stir well to combine.  Press about a teaspoon of mixture into the bases of a 24 hole non-stick mini muffin pan. 

2.  Place chocolate chips and peanut butter in a bowl and microwave in 30 second bursts, until melted and combined, stirring between each burst. (Or, just use the small saucepan you used for melting the butter- I use the stove to melt stuff, not the microwave.)  Pipe or spoon the chocolate mixture over each little peanut butter bite.  Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before inverting the pan and enjoying. 

Makes 24 little bites.

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