It's that time of year when there is candy everywhere. Halloween candy has already been out for months and if you love it as much as I do, it's hard to resist. This year, I promised not to buy any Halloween candy until the week of the actual Holiday. But let me say this- I'm weak and I'm already craving those mini Kit Kat's and Almond Joy's.
And that's when these choco peanut butter crisps came into my life. A couple weeks ago I had a massive chocolate craving and when I received the Mast Brother's cookbook for my birthday, I had earmarked this recipe. It's definitely chocolate candy and it definitely makes a lot. If you're having a Halloween party, these would make great party favors thrown into a clear cellophane bag, especially since your guests would be amazed by the thought of taking home homemade candy instead of the prepackaged stuff.
Choco peanut butter crisp
Recipe adapted from Mast Brothers Chocolate, a FamilyCookbook
Serves a lot!
- The original recipe called for 2 Tbs. of peanut butter but with all the chocolate, the peanut butter flavor was lost completely. Either don’t bother with it all, or put enough in to taste. So I put enough in to taste- ¾ cup to be exact.
1 ½ pounds (24 oz.) dark chocolate
1 (½ cup) stick butter
¾ Cup creamy peanut butter
1 Tbs. honey
4 ½ Cups puffed rice cereal (aka Rice Krispie’s)
1. Melt the chocolate and butter.
2. Add the peanut butter and honey, mix until combined. Then add the puffed rice cereal and pour into a 9-inch baking pan. Let set in refrigerator.
3. Once cooled completely, cut into chunks. Keep in an airtight container.