Saturday, December 15, 2012

Chocolate peanut butter Pinterest fail

I saw chocolate covered peanut butter rice crispy treats on Pinterest. Turns out I didn't save the Pinterest instructions, so earlier in the week, I made a super simple version (sans chocolate) and thought I would wing it when I made the whole batch...

Let me start by saying I have never successfully covered a food item in melted chocolate. I have covered my fingers, my clothing, the stove, the get the idea.

Here's what I did:
(Remember I never measure when I'm winging it- so these are estimates)

In a large pyrex bowl melt 1 stick of butter in the microwave
Then stir in about 1/3 cup of peanut butter & 3/4 cup of powdered sugar & a dash of salt. Because I put salt in all my sweets.

Stir in half a box of rice crispy type cereal. (We like Trader Jose's brand)

Then melt a package of chocolate chips, adding in about 2 tbs of butter & a few tbs of cream, milk, or half & half.

I tried to cover the first 2 treats & gave up. I dumped all the melted chocolate into the rice crispy mixture, stirred it all up & scooped it out onto wax paper & put it in the fridge to cool & harden. Much easier, and just as tasty. In fact next time, I will skip getting my hands messy & just spread it into a tray to be cut apart like regular rice crispy treats.