Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Kids In The Kitchen #3 - Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

Now what is a better food combo then chocolate and nuts.  Think of Dellinut, chocolate covered peanuts, Reese's cereal, and of course chocolate peanut butter cups.  Today, my kids and I fiddled in the kitchen to make our own peanut butter treats.  We created a delicious melt in your mouth treat.  These confections have a bit of a crunch, thanks to the rice crispies added to the peanut mixture.

Because the trans-fat free margarine doesn't tend to harden up as much as regular margarine, it's best to serve these straight from the fridge.

This is a recipe easy enough for the children to do on their own.  Turn on the flame for them and take this chance to teach them about safety near the stove. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites
Prepare a 9"x13" pan by placing parchment or wax paper on bottom.
First Layer
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup J&J trans-fat margarine
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup rice crispies
Second Layer
  • 1/4 cup trans-fat margarine
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar

Melt peanut butter and margarine on top of double boiler.  Add icing sugar and mix till fully combined.  Stir in Rice Crispies.  Pour into prepared pan and allow to firm (can place in fridge to speed up the process)
Melt margarine and peanut butter on top of double boiler.  Remove from flame and immediately stir in chocolate chips till completely melted.  Add icing sugar, and mix.  Pour over layer 1 and place in fridge till firm.
Use cookie cutters to cut shapes or a knife for bars.  Store in fridge.

Have fun,


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