Ok, it’s not a secret. I love chocolate.
And, guess what, the Christmas season is fast approaching and that means one thing: sugar! It also means that people will drop by unannounced or that you’ll feel so depressed about the weather that you will seek solace in that big tin of quality street under the tree (or is that just me?).
My friend in Edmonton gave me this fabulous recipe. Well, it was fabulous, except it involved dark chocolate. No thank you! Don’t get me wrong, I actually really enjoyed her dessert when I had the pleasure of being in the same area of the country, but I do not keep dark chocolate in the house! It’s just one of those things. So, I decided to change it up a bit. I got rid of the dark chocolate, then discovered that I needed less butter and less sugar, therefore entirely changing her recipe. Still, “Thank you, friend in Edmonton”! Without her, I wouldn’t have found my perfect snack for gloomy days.
Recipe for Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Krispie Bites
Perfect holiday treat
- 1 cup of rice krispies
- 1 cup of peanut butter
- 1/2 cup of icing sugar
- Enough milk chocolate chips to cover
Place the rice krispies, icing sugar and peanut butter in a bowl (if you keep your peanut butter in the fridge, try melting it a little first in the microwave or by just leaving it on the counter for a few hours)
- Mix them all together.
- Prepare a baking sheet with a layer of parchment or greaseproof paper covering it
- Get your hands in that bowl and start making spheres of the mixture, approximately about an inch thick (bigger if you want them to taste more peanutty)
- Place the balls on the baking sheet and pop them in the fridge to cool. You can also place them in the freezer if you’re short on time
- While they’re hardening, melt the chocolate (and resist the temptation to eat it with a spoon! Why does melted chocolate appeal to me so much?)
- Bring out the peanut creations, and drizzle them in chocolate, or dip them, roll them, just get that chocolate on there
- Pop them back in the fridge (or freezer for up to 6 months) until your guests arrive