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Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispy Candies


Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispy Candies

I’m excited to share a little holiday tradition of my own today! Every Christmas my mom makes hundreds of chocolate peanut butter crispy candies to give out to everyone and anyone she knows. Friends, fellow volunteers, the folks at the grocery store, the mailman, the garbage men… basically anyone who’s been a part of her life that year. Let me tell you… people LIVE for these candies, myself included (I get a batch of my own.. ehm!). And they are the EASIEST THING to make, even the kids can get involved! Some chocolate cereal, a little chocolate and peanut butter chip action and that is IT! These are the perfect thing to hand out to people who deserve an extra holiday hello, and also the perfect thing to serve at an event… and let guests take home as favors! I’ve teamed up with Target today to make them look just as good as they taste, and to share the (top secret crazy easy) recipe, too!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispy Candies
Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispy Candies


MAKES: About Five Dozen Candies

4 Cups Chocolate Crispies Cereal
1 11oz Bag of Milk Chocolate Chips (We always do milk, but I bet dark chocolate would be AMAZING!)
1 11oz Bag of Peanut Butter Chips
Mini Baking Cups

1. Lay out your mini baking cups on a large cookie sheet. This helps make sure you’re ready to go once the mixture is ready!
2. Melt peanut butter and chocolate chips in a double boiler, stirring intermittently, until smooth.
3. Pour melted chocolate/peanut butter mix over the chocolate cereal and stir until well coated.
4. Spoon into mini baking cups and sprinkle as desired. I recommend spooning about a dozen, then sprinkling, then repeating as you go.
5. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes or until set. Then they are good to go and can be stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispy Candies
Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispy Candies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispy Candies

If you’re throwing a holiday party, you can place them on a tray like this festive snowflake one and serve alongside other Christmas cookies! I also happen to be OBSESSED with this mittens garland and think it would look great placed along a dessert bar.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispy Candies

If you want to give the candies as gifts or favors, package them up in small bakery boxes or cellophane bags. BAM! You just won the holidays.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispy Candies

All Photos by Jeff Mindell

Props Shown: Snowflake Tray / Mittens Garland / Gold Bowls

Do you have any holiday traditions that have to happen before it really feels like Christmas!? This is definitely the thing for me. Hope you try ’em, gift ’em and love ’em! I mean, how could you not like anything that involves chocolate and peanut butter!?

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  • Kristina B

    I make PB cups and peppermint patties for christmas and people go bananas. I think my uncle would cry like a little girl if I didn’t make them.

    • Kelly

      Ha! I definitely think there would be a few people crying if my mom didn’t make these. Homemade PB cups sound AMAZING!

  • Brittni

    Every year, I get together with Jeff’s family for a full day of cookie baking and that’s when it starts to feel like Christmas to me, for the most part. Unfortunately, I missed it this year, since we just moved.

    These little candies look delicious though. I might have to give ’em a try on my own and come up with some new tradition.

  • Lexy | The Proper Pinwheel

    These look soooo tasty! I haven’t really felt the holiday spirit because there hasn’t been snow in town! But I just made the first batch of toffee for the holiday season and now I’m all like, “I’m Kris Kringle!”.

  • Nicole

    These are so cute looking. They don’t sell peanut butter chips in Aus but what a great thought they are, I might have to try some substituting.

    • Kelly

      I have never tried it, but I’m almost positive you could just melt peanut butter in place of the chips. Just make sure to use the same amount of peanut butter as the chips called for, 11 ounces!

  • Shea

    I dont think we have peanut butter chips in NZ coudl we just melt down peanut butter?

    • Kelly

      I have never tried it, but I don’t see why not! Just make sure to use the same amount of peanut butter as the chips called for, 11 ounces!

  • Amanda

    Thank you for sharing your mom’s recipe! They were super easy to make! Instead of peanut butter chips, I used mint chips. They turned out great! I Can’t wait to experiment with different flavor chips. 🙂

  • Macy

    Omg nom nom nom 😋😋😋 Gonna try this evening. Did I get the right cereal? I thought I was getting Rice Krispie type, but I opened the box and it’s more like Flintstones Cocoa Flakes? Do you think I should trade it out? Thanks Kelly! Xoxo

  • Csrly

    Made these for a Christmas party tonight and they were a big hit! I was trying to use what we had already. So I subbed regular rice krispies and 3/4 regular chocolate chips with 1/4 salted caramel chips. And they turned out great (I also halved the recipe and still had plenty!)

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