…and restraint, pleasure, fun, care taking, choices and chocolate.
So are these Peanut Butter-Marshmallow-Chocolate Candy Cups. They are easier than love, and far more fleeting– but they express it ever so sweetly.
They are also easy and fun to make. They are an ideal Valentine’s Day (or any day, for that matter) project to do with children, but kids are by no means required. Finally, please allow me to intrude slightly into your private business and suggest that when making these as a gift for a sweetheart, there is no reason to let on quite how simple they were to “throw together”. Because love is also sometimes discretion.
No Bake Peanut Butter-Chocolate-Marshmallow Candy Cups
1 9-ounce bag peanut-butter filled chocolate morsels, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 ½ cups crispy rice cereal
1 cup mini-marshmallows
½ cup peanuts, coarsely chopped
- Combine the peanut butter-filled chocolate morsels, chocolate morsels and peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave 30 seconds, stir and repeat 2 or 3 more times until the mixture is smooth. Allow to cool 1 minute.
- Stir in the cereal, marshmallows and peanuts. Scoop by the heaping tablespoon into miniature muffin cups or mini-muffin paper liners. Refrigerate at least an hour, until firm.
Makes about 36
Nutritional analysis for each serving
74 calories, 1 g protein, 8 g carbohydrates, 0 fiber, 4 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 27 mg sodium