This is a twist on the traditional combination of Rice Krispie bars. Peanut butter and chocolate are added to toasted rice flakes cereal and it is formed around large marshmallows; the finished cookies look like popcorn balls.
YIELDS 12 cookies
- 4 cups miniature marshmallows
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 4 cups toasted rice flakes cereal
- 1 cup miniature chocolate chips
- 12 large marshmallows
Combine miniature marshmallows, peanut butter, and butter in large microwave-safe bowl.
Microwave on high for 1 to 3 minutes or until marshmallows are melted, stirring once during cooking time. Stir well to combine.
Add rice cereal and miniature chocolate chips and mix well.
Form a scant ½ cup cereal mixture around each large marshmallow and form a ball, using greased hands.
Refrigerate about 10 to 15 minutes, until firm. Wrap in cellophane and store at room temperature.
For a nice treat, you can substitute many things for the large marshmallows in these easy cookies. You can use chocolate Kisses, either milk chocolate or dark; miniature candy bars; dates; or dried apricots. Or you don't need a filling at all! The cereal mixture can also be pressed into a 13″ × 9″ pan and cut into bars.