Some days are lazy. Relaxed. There’s time for baking pies. There’s rain trickling down the windows. It’s cold outside and something freshly baked and warm is all you need.
Other days are not so. You’re busy, running around, and there are errands that need to be done. Or it’s hot outside and you want something sweet but the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven.
So if any of that sounds like you, these chocolate peanut butter bites are going to be right up your alley.
This recipe is no-bake. Simple, melt-and-stir and easy, it takes no time. It has only seven ingredients, and has no potential of driving you crazy.
It makes little bites that are kind of like peanut butter cups, with a little crunch from the cereal. And you totally can’t go wrong with anything chocolate and peanut butter.
The original recipe makes them in bars, but I had just bought a new mini muffin pan, and thought it would be cute to make them little bites! They’re so perfect to box up nicely and give as pretty little gifts.
And depending on what cereal you purchase, these can be made gluten free too!
- 110g unsalted butter, melted (1/2 cup)
- 140g peanut butter (1/2 cup, 5 oz)
- ½ cup crushed rice bubbles or cornflakes
- ½ cup rolled oats, finely ground in the food processor
- 1 cup icing sugar (powdered sugar)
- ⅔ cup chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- Crush your cereal (you will need about 1½ cups) in a food processor. Once it's crushed, measure out ½ cup.
- In a large bowl, combine the melted butter and peanut butter. Add the crushed cereal, oats and icing sugar, and stir well to combine.
- Press about a teaspoon of mixture into the bases of a 24 hole non-stick mini muffin pan.
- Place chocolate chips and peanut butter in a bowl and microwave in 30 second bursts, until melted and combined, stirring between each burst.
- Pipe or spoon the chocolate mixture over each little peanut butter bite.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before inverting the pan and enjoying. Makes 24 little bites.
- Happy baking!
Adapted from Peas and Thank You.