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Thursday, May 07, 2015

Peanut Butter Krispies

My family loves anything with peanut butter. I think it's genetic, but we would happily put peanut butter on just about anything. These Peanut Butter Krispies are adapted from Miss Mickey's Peanut Butter Balls, and they're deliciously crunchy and not too sweet. They make they perfect after-school snack.

Peanut Butter Krispies

1/2 cup dark brown sugar (can use Splenda Brown Sugar Blend)
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups crisp rice cereal

In a large pot, heat brown sugar and corn syrup over medium heat. Stir frequently until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture just starts to boil. Turn off the heat and stir in the peanut butter; mix well. Add cereal and stir to combine. Remove from the heat and let cool enough to use your hands (or a small cookie scoop) to shape into balls ~1-inch diameter. [You'll need to compress them so they'll stay together, so if using a cookie scoop, you'll need to really pack it well.] Let cool completely and enjoy. Yields ~30-35 balls

Note: You may be tempted to add chocolate chips to these, but they will melt and become extremely messy (though tasty) if you do. Instead, add 1-2 Tbsp. cocoa powder to the sugar/corn syrup mixture with the heat off before stirring in the peanut butter. 

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