Friday, July 8, 2011

FOODIE FRIDAY - Sweet Treats

I love chocolate.

I heart peanut butter too.

Put the two together and I am in heeaaveeen.  

You know those family Christmas get togethers as a child when there were always too many sweets and you ate and ate but especially gorged on those crispy chocolately peanut buttery yummy square things?

No? 

Okay well, they existed in my childhood and I never knew who made those delectable squares of scrumptiousness so the past couple of years I have looked, searched, found and then perfected them.  I don't make them often because...well, if they're in my house I will completely devour them with a vengeance.  They are the one dessert that I quite literally never get sick of.  

I become of the mentality that if I've had 5 and half an hour goes by I'll peek into my fridge and see them sitting there all 'eat me' like and I think, why not have 5 more?

So now I make them, have a few, save some for my hubby (they're his favourite) and give most of them away to my neighbours.  

It's always a great idea to be in your neighbours good books. 

Especially when you have ones that bake amazing cakes, cook delicious Indian food and others that are always willing to look after your children when you're in desperate need...for whatever reason.

Yes, my neighbourhood pretty much rules.

So with that in mind, I do suggest making and sharing with your friends, neighbours and/or family.  That way everyone wins and you don't have to beat yourself up for lack of willpower and without feeling sick and still able to fit into your favourite jeans.

Sweet Treats

1 tbsp butter
1/2 cup honey
3 cups of Rice Krispies
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 peanut butter
2 cups of marshmallows

Topping
2 tbsp peanut butter
1 cup chocolate chips

1.  Mix all ingredients except the cereal in a large pot over med/low heat until smooth.

2.  Remove from heat and add cereal

3.  Press into lightly oiled 9x13 baking pan

4.  Melt the topping ingredients over low heat until blended and smooth.  Pour and spread evenly over the cereal mixture.

5.  Place in fridge until chocolate/p.b. topping is hardened.

6.  Cut into squares and share the goodness!




5 comments:

Ellen said...

Hi GG. I remember those from Christmas and have been trying to find the recipe too. Thank you.

Helene said...

Those sound AMAZING!!!!!!!! But I don't think I could trust myself to share them!!

parenting ad absurdum said...

Yum! And no wheat, so I get to eat them too :).

Daffy said...

I love it! *cue music* that's awesome....and of course you had me at peantnut butter and chocolate. IS there anything better?

Well...there are a FEW things that rank right up there with it :o)

January Dawn said...

You all must give them a try - nothing better than pb and chocolate and bonus is there's NO baking actually involved!