It’s Halloween weekend and my boys are very excited to go trick or treating. But first, we’ve planned an evening hike up on Mt. Diablo which is sure to be spooky because it’s mating season for the tarantula spider!
To prepare, my sis helped me make some crispy chocolate peanut butter balls, bat sprinkle cookies and hot chocolate to help us stay warm.
Happy Halloween everyone, be safe and have fun with your loved ones.
Halloween Peanut Butter Balls
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
1/8 cup salted butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup Rice Krispies Cereal
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels +
1/8 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels chopped to a shaved texture
1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
27 mini-muffin paper cups
1. In large electric mixer bowl, mix peanut butter, margarine, sugar and shaved chocolate morsels on medium speed until thoroughly combined. Add Kellog’s Rice Krispies cereal, mixing thoroughly. Using rounded teaspoon, divide mixture into peanut butter balls and place each ball in a paper cup. Refrigerate.
2. Melt chocolate morsels, whipping cream and shortening in small saucepan, over low heat, stirring constantly. Spoon melted chocolate over each peanut butter ball to top. Refrigerate until firm. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.