August 29, 2009

Peanut Butter Confections

Easy peanut butter bonbons are made with rice cereal and chocolate chips, along with butterscotch chips and peanut butter.
Ingredients:

* 2 cups peanut butter
* 1/2 cup butter (4 ounces)
* 1 pound confectioners' sugar, sifted, about 4 1/4 cups sifted
* 3 cups crispy rice cereal
* 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
* 1 cup butterscotch chips

Preparation:
Easy, no-bake chocolate peanut butter bonbons.
In a medium saucepan, melt peanut butter with butter. In a large mixing bowl, combine confectioners' sugar with cereal; pour hot peanut butter mixture over cereal mixture. Blend with hands, and form into 1/2-inch balls. Chill well. Melt butterscotch and chocolate chips in separate pans or double boilers. Dip half the candies in the melted chocolate, and the other half in the melted butterscotch, Swirl the tops with the back of a teaspoon; place on waxed paper-lined cookie sheet or baking pan. Chill well before serving. Makes about 8 dozen peanut butter candies.

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