Peanut Butter Candy Cheaters

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 40 min
Cook Time:
Cooling Time: 1 hrs
Yields: 24 candies (2 dozen)

Description

Toasted rice cereal combines with marshmallow crème and NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels to make a great individual candy treat for snacks or bake sales. Don’t forget the surprise in the centers- bite-size peanut butter-filled chocolates! This 1st Place winning recipe was created in the kitchen of Rose Cordas of Mayfield Heights, OH.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème
  • 6 cups oven-toasted rice cereal
  • 24 bite-size peanut butter-filled chocolates
  • 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable shortening

Directions

LINE 24 muffin cups with paper liners.

MELT butter in a large, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat. Add semi-sweet morsels and marshmallow crème; stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Add cereal and stir until evenly coated. Press a heaping tablespoonful of cereal mixture into each prepared muffin cup. Press a bite-size chocolate into cereal mixture. Press a second heaping tablespoonful of cereal mixture over chocolate.

COMBINE butterscotch morsels and vegetable shortening in heavy-duty plastic bag. Microwave on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 30 seconds; knead. Microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag; squeeze to drizzle over tops. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Store in sealed container.

Peanut Butter Candy Cheaters

by D. Deborah , Bakersfield, CA on May. 2009

Quick and easy to make. They were a big hit at an office potluck.

Peanut butter candy cheaters

by D. Diana , Portland, OR on Nov. 2005

I loved this and my son who is 18 and has hated peanut butter all of his life loves this recipe so you know what that means even if a grown child hates peanut butter doesn't mean that a wonderful recipe can't convert his way of thinking about peanut butter.

a good treat.

by J. JOEL , FORT DODGE, IA on May. 2005

this was something I really enjoyed putting yogether. And my motto is, "If everyone loves eating them, then it was a hit:.

you'll never know what's inside

by R. Rosemary , WEIRTON, WV on Jan. 2005

i really like this recipe. very easy. you can add what ever you might like to the inside. it tastes great and it's a fun food.

Peanut Butter Candy cheaters

by P. Pat , HOLDEN, MO on Jan. 2005

This are excellent, that melt in your mouth....

Really great !!

by L. Linda , NORTH CANTON, OH on Dec. 2004

Just tried these today for my family get together. Was a big hit and everybody wanted the recipe. I'll be making more tomorrow for us since there isn't any left from today.

PEANUT BUTTER CHEATERS

by C. CAROL , FORT WORTH, TX on Dec. 2004

THESE ARE A GOOD WAY TO EAT PEANUT BUTTER AND HAVE SOME CHOCOLATE WITH IT. BEING DIABETIC AND LIMITED ON SWEETS THIS PROVIDES PROTEIN AND SWEET AT THE SAME TIME AND IN A SMALL AMOUNT. THANK YOU