Monday, August 16, 2010
Cookie Recipe #226 - Peanut Butter Bonbons
No oven needed for this recipe, just chillin' time. The crunchy peanut buttery interior is a tongue-pleaser along with the chocolate or butterscotch exterior.
Ingredients: 1 cup peanut butter (I used crunchy), 1/4 cup butter, 2 1/4 cups sifted powdered sugar, 1 1/2 cups crisp rice cereal, 1 cup butterscotch chips, 1 cup chocolate chips.
Instructions: Mix sugar and rice cereal in large mixing bowl; set aside. Melt peanut butter and butter in saucepan on top of stove; pour over sugar and cereal mixture. Blend together with hands (clean, of course). Form into 1 inch balls and place on baking sheet. Chill till firm, about an hour.
Melt butterscotch pieces in microwave, stirring until smooth (1-2 minutes). Dip half the cookies in melted butterscotch; swirl tops. Place on waxed paper or parchment paper-lined baking sheets and return to refrigerator until hardened. Repeat with chocolate chips to coat the remaining cookies.
Makes about 4-5 dozen bonbons.
"Better Homes and Gardens Gifts from your Kitchen", Meredith Corporation, USA, 1976.