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Crunchy Chocolate Treats

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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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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  • skygodess0011
    23 APR, 2013
    This recipe is a treat. I used butterscotch chips instead of peanut butter chips!
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  • sweets_galore
    28 SEP, 2012
    WOW!!!!
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  • kpitts14
    15 AUG, 2011
    Tasty. A nice spin on rice crispy treats. Even better the next day!
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  • Loubar
    6 AUG, 2010
    You could use almond paste instead of peanut butter.
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  • Pun-kin
    27 JUL, 2010
    what about using butterscotch chips?
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  • tanyaninham
    14 SEP, 2008
    We don't have peanut butter chips in Australia - can you suggest anything else to use instead???
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  • cookie77
    13 SEP, 2008
    I used the crunch peanut butter and they were delish!!!
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  • cookie77
    13 SEP, 2008
    I used the crunch peanut butter and they were delish!!!
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  • gardenart
    12 SEP, 2008
    To LucyDrew, peanut butter chips are just like chocolate chips, but they are peanut butter flavor. They can be found in most grocery stores in the baking aisle.
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  • gardenart
    12 SEP, 2008
    To LucyDrew, peanut butter chips are just like chocolate chips, but they are peanut butter flavor. They can be found in most grocery stores in the baking aisle.
    Reply