Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Peanut Butter Clusters......

I am asked to take something to a group picnic sometimes and I'm never sure what to take. It just seems a lot of times, the children of the group are kind of forgotten. So once in a while I take cereal clusters. They are easy to make, take only a few ingredients and are relatively healthy for the children.  (Adults like them, too.) I have several different recipes for cereal clusters, so I can vary them a lot.

Peanut Butter Clusters
11 oz peanut butter (milk chocolate chips)
2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
1 cup Crispy Rice Cereal
1 cup miniature marshmallows
34 cup peanuts (unsalted roasted, chopped)
Microwave peanut butter and milk chocolate chips in a large glass bowl on high for one to 2 minutes or until melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir in peanut butter until well blended. Stir in rice cereal, miniature marshmallows and chopped peanuts. Spoon mixture by heaping tablespoonfuls evenly into miniature paper candy cups. Chill one hour or until firm.

These clusters are something the children can make as well, with supervision. It's perfect for a rainy day project to keep the children busy and happy.
Till next time......

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