Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Rice Krispie Balls

I don't think I could have made the title longer but I wanted to make sure that I mentioned all the good stuff! a.k.a. the chocolate and peanut butter ;)

Seriously, though, if you're a big fan of peanut butter then this is the treat for you! This isn't one of my healthy recipes but I'm a firm believer in treating yourself. I have my treat meal every Friday and I look forward to them now! It used to give me stress and worry to go off plan but I'm able to actually enjoy a treat without having anxiety over triggering a binge.

But thanks to my macros I can fit in tasty sweets like these without even having to consider it a treat! I have a separate post about that because in the past couple months I've made some changes in my diet that have really been a game changer for me! Not to be dramatic but probably more along the lines of a life saver.

Back to this recipe, what you'll need is: 
1 cup Rice Krispies
1/3 cup peanut butter
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Like I said this recipe is for peanut butter lovers so if you want to cut back on the peanut butter you can always use a little less. I used 1/3 cup but you can take out a tablespoon or two. If you're adding more peanut butter, though, you'll probably have to add a bit more cereal to balance it out. To make these a little sweeter just add more honey or chocolate chips.

To make them mix the peanut butter and honey together
      ***little tip: spray the measuring cup and tablespoon with non-stick spray so the honey and                       peanut butter come out smoothly

Then add the cereal and mix gently so you don't crush up the cereal. Finally fold in the chocolate chips. 

The mixture will be really sticky so I left it in the fridge to firm up while I did some cleaning around the kitchen. I probably left it in there for about 10 minutes before forming the balls. 

This recipe made about 7 but you could always divide that in half for 14 mini ones! 

To store them I kept them in the fridge because it was really hot in my house and they got sticky if I left them out on the counter. 
I was happy with how these turned out and they reminded me of the taste of Buckeye's with just an extra crunch from the rice krispies! 

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