Recipe by M. McRae
"These bon-bons are like little crispy chocolate candy bars. Add a little bit of paraffin to your chocolate to make it shinier if you wish."
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4 1/2 cups
crispy rice cereal
6 (1 ounce) squares
semisweet chocolate, chopped
My kids make sure that I make these every year for Christmas, however, my measurements are slightly different. I only use 1/2 cup butter, 4 cups powdered sugar and I use about 4 1/2 cups rice krispies. It's good with either creamy or crunchy pb. The mixture should be moist enough that it holds together when you shape them into balls. If it seems a bit dry you can melt a little additional peanut butter and add till it's right. After rolling into balls I place them on a wax paper lined cookie sheets to chill. I melt 1 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1 bag of butterscotch chips in separate double boilers and do half in each. Then it's back on to the wax paper and into the fridge for about an hour. Once they are chilled, you can remove them from the cookie sheets to tupperware for storage in the fridge. They are very sweet and rich but my kids just absolutely love them.
These taste pretty great. That being said, I made the biggest mess ever making them & I used 10 squares of chocolate & still had nowhere near enough to cover them all. That was ok though, because they are honestly very rich when completely covered w/chocolate & I personally found them just as tasty if not more so without it. A plus was that my 3-yr-old could help by sticking the toothpicks for me.
I have this exact recipe. I make it every year for Christmas (it's tradition in my family). My family calls them Buck Eye cookies, even though they are completely covered with chocolate and have rice crispies in them where as many buckeye recipes do not. Try this, you will love the crunch the rice crispies give and you can modify this recipe for more peanut butter or less sugar or whatever your desire is.
I made these for my brother and I ended up making 'logs' out of them. we had a GREAT laugh out of them as they looked a lot like dog turds- thats only how I made them thr first time. Next time around I made regualr balls.
But man alive are they good! They freeze really well too and are great room temp or chilled.
this is the best recipe for teenagers and kids. Im 14 and i can make these. super easy and very tasty.
Kind of like eating a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, but better! The crisped rice adds a good change of texture from the pb & powdered sugar. Kids love it because of the hands on action.
I found this recipe easy to follow but my first attempt didn't turn out. My 2nd however was much better. I changed a few things my second go around. 1st i didn't even bother measuring the peanut butter i just used 1 small jar to a stick and a half of butter. Melt slowly or you will burn it. 4 cups of sugar is alot i only used about 2 cups and i cut the rice crispies down to to about 2 1/2 cups. All in all tasted amazing.
Very good. A little messy to make. I also had trouble with not enough chocolate as the recipe says. I used about a cup more of semi-sweet chocolate chips
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Peanut Butter Bon-Bons
Serving Size: 1/100 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 100
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 41
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