By Kelly Bogard

The day I’ve been waiting for has arrived. My sweet Butters has finally discovered the joy of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich!

This sweet, nutty spread played such a role in her daddy’s and my childhood. But I’m past my PB&J stage. I like to get right to the sweet of it. Especially when I pair it with chocolate like I’m doing today. Grown-ups love peanut butter, too!

 

For Crispy Peanut Butter Bon Bons, you will need…Crispy Peanut Butter Bon Bons
14 oz. milk chocolate melts
14 oz. creamy peanut butter
2 cups crispy rice cereal
1 ½ cups powdered sugar
¼ tsp. vanilla

This month is National Peanut Month. What better time to share this amazing recipe. A special thanks to Jessica Domel for finding this one for me. I can’t wait for you to try it.

First, mix the powdered sugar and rice cereal in a large bowl. You want the cereal to be good and coated as it will keep it from getting soggy.
Crispy Peanut Butter Bon Bons

Next, stir in the peanut butter and vanilla. This can get kind of messy, but is well worth it.
Crispy Peanut Butter Bon Bons

Roll the peanut butter mixture into small balls. I try to get them between the size of a quarter and a half dollar. Once  rolled out, pop them in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to firm up. This will help when you are dipping them.
Crispy Peanut Butter Bon Bons

Right before you get the peanut butter balls out of the refrigerator, melt the chocolate per the package instructions. Dip each ball in the chocolate and be sure to remove any excess chocolate by tapping the fork on the side of the bowl.
Crispy Peanut Butter Bon Bons

Place the balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet and repeat until all of the balls are covered. Finally, place the bon bons back in the refrigerator to set up for about 30 minutes prior to serving.
Crispy Peanut Butter Bon Bons

These nutty little gems are great for a special sweet treat. They can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for your personal stash, but I like to share them with my nutty friends more. Happy Peanut Month and from all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!

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Recipe: Crispy Peanut Butter Bon Bons

Summary: Nutty yet sophisticated bite-sized sweet

Ingredients

Crispy Peanut Butter Bon Bons

  • 14 oz. milk chocolate melts
  • 14 oz. creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla

Instructions

  • Mix together powdered sugar and rice cereal in a large bowl.
  • Stir in peanut butter and vanilla until well combined.
  • Roll the mixture into balls.
  • Chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Melt chocolate per package instructions.
  • Dip each ball into the melted chocolate.
  • Tap off excess chocolate.
  • Place on parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Chill for 30 minutes to set chocolate before serving.

Prep time (duration): 1 hour(s),15 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 2 to 3 dozen

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Kelly Bogard

Food Editor

Kelly Bogard is the official Texas Table Top food editor, chef, food stylist/photographer and more. When she’s not busy cooking up a delicious recipe for Texas Table Top, she and her husband “D” are busy trying to keep up with their daughter “Butters” and enjoy anything outdoors

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