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Crunchy Chocolate Treats


No child (or adult) can resist these goodies made with semisweet chocolate and peanut-butter chips.

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  • Yield: Makes 2 dozen

Source: Everyday Food, June 2005


  • 4 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 bag (10 ounces) mini marshmallows
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 6 cups rice cereal
  • 3/4 cup peanut-butter chips


  1. In a large, deep saucepan, melt butter over low heat, about 4 minutes. Add mini marshmallows and cook, stirring, until melted, 6 to 8 minutes.

  2. Add chocolate and cook, stirring, until melted, 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat. Quickly fold in rice cereal and peanut-butter chips until evenly distributed.

  3. Coat a 1/4-cup dry measuring cup with nonstick cooking spray; scoop mixture onto waxed paper, forming clusters. Let set, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Notes

To make squares instead of clusters, use a wet spatula and evenly spread mixture into a buttered 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Let set before cutting with a serrated knife.

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