Wednesday, December 12, 2012

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispies #fbcookieswap

This year I participated in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. It is a great program put on by Julie and The Little Kitchen and Lindsey from Love and Olive Oil. This year it benefited a charity so an even better reason to join! Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a 365-day a year non-profit, with bake sales happening in all 50 states. Simply go to cookiesforkidscancer.org to learn more about the cause

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!
 
Start by melting the chocolate and peanut butter in the microwave. Then, toss all the other ingredients into your large bowl and mix well.

Drop on a sheet of wax paper by the tablespoon full and of you're feeling festive, sprinkle on a bunch of holiday themed sprinkles!
 
White Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispies
Adapted from Plain Chicken

3 cups crisp rice cereal
2 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.
 
I found these little Chinese take out boxes at WalMart for $.97 and thought they'd be perfect for fitting my little Krispies nice and snug so they wouldn't move around. It was a perfect match! Plus a super cute way to package them up.


 

 
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.


3 comments:

  1. These sound great! And, your packaging is super cute. I'll have to add to my list of things to try. Thank you for sharing and Happy Holidays!

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  2. Thank you for the cookies Mollie! The Husband and I really enjoyed them. Looks like such a nice, easy recipe too! Happy Holidays.

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