I decided to go with a fairly easy cookie and one that would hold up to shipping across the country. My cookies were delivered to Nora in Oregon, Kelley in Illinois, and Kristin in Michigan.
These little drops of heaven come together quickly and easily with only some melting and mixing involved. And also use some pantry ingredients. Peanut butter, vanilla almond bark, mini marshmallows, honey roasted peanuts, and crisp rice cereal is all it takes! Plus, all these ingredients were purchased at Aldi! Don't forget about that small little discount grocery store. You can find some great deals there!
White Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispies
Adapted from Plain Chicken
3 cups crisp rice cereal2 cups dry roasted peanuts
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 cup peanut butter
10 squares vanilla almond bark
Holiday themed sprinkles (optional)
In a large bowl, combine cereal, In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate and peanut butter on High for 1 minute and then in 30 second intervals until fully melted. Add cereal, peanuts and marshmallows to the melted chocolate. Drop by tablespoons onto waxed paper. Sprinkle with decor, if desired. Let set until firm, 2 hours. Store in an airtight container.
If you are interested in learning more about the Cookie Exchange and joining in next year, you can read about it here, here, and here.