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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Peanut Butter Bon Bons

It's nice to mix things up with a no-bake sumpin' sometimes. And if it's dipped in chocolate it looks fancy. And if you sprinkle it with ed-i-ble glit-ter, well then.

You can be as cool as me.I got this little ditty of a recipe off the back of a Keebler graham cracker crumbs box. Seriously, never discount a recipe based on where you got it. It has peanut butter, powdered sugar, graham crumbs and Rice Krispies in it - there is nothing not to like! Then you roll/dip it - I admit, I deviated from the recipe here - they wanted me to use "confectioner's coating" but why would I use that foul wax when I can just use real chocolate? Here on the VGP taste is always king.
And these are yummy. Richer than I expected, though, so don't make them too big. An inch is plenty, or even smaller. They should be one-biters. One-biters with ed-i-ble glit-ter on them! Did I mention that? I got it at Michael's. And I'm a little excited about it.

Peanut Butter Bon Bons
1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies cereal
1 1/4 cups crunchy peanut butter
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup powdered sugar
12 oz. dark or white chocolate (bar or chips)
1 to 2 T shortening

1. In a large bowl stir together cereal, peanut butter, crumbs and powdered sugar. Shape into a large ball or disk and wrap well in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least an hour.

2. Shape crumb mixture into balls, using one level tablespoon for each.

3. In a small saucepan melt chocolate and shortening over low heat. Dip each ball in chocolate, letting excess drip off. Place on wax paper. Refrigerate at least 20 minutes or until set. Store in airtight container. Makes about 3 to 4 dozen.

Recipe from the Keebler box

*Check it out! I've gone PRINTABLE!


tona said...

Hallelujah for the printable option! No more cutting and pasting into word. The glitter is boss. Give us a wee tutorial on how to melt/dip something, for those of use whose efforts at melting chocolate always end up badly.

tona said...

like, clarify: no double boiler needed? right over the flame? is microwaving an option? can butter substitute for shortening or does it work best with shortening? you make it sound easy, is it really that easy?

CherylK said...

I followed you here from your comment on the Printable Recipes post. Love your blog! I am going to make these bonbons today!

Lara said...

The saddest part about not staying at the cookie exchange was not knowing who made what. We totally loved these cute little bonbons and had no idea where to find the recipe. I will look no further!

By the way, I'm glad the printable pages worked! It is a nice feature.

darlin said...

Thank you for the recipe, I wondered over here via Cheryl's blog. That's awesome that I can print this out. I know that I've made these in the past, I just had forgotten about them. They're delicious and now I've discovered edible gold stars which best have real gold in them for what they charge at Micheal's! lol

Thanks again and a very Merry Christmas.

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