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Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispy Balls

21 Dec

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Today my post is dedicated to the Newtown shooting victims. I still can’t believe so many little ones were taken from this world way too early. I pray every night for their families and wish them strength. It’s just so sad.

Several of us bloggers who wanted to do something to show support. Being food people, we decided we wanted to share recipes.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispy Balls The Tasty Fork

I’m sharing this awesome delicious no bake cookie ball. I brought this cookie to a holiday party last night and it was a HUGE hit. The recipe is super easy and you’ll probably have a lot of ingredients on hand.

I’m sure no one from Newtown is scanning the internet looking for cookies today, but I hope me and & bloggy friends can provide some comfort & let the world know we’re still thinking of all the people from Sandy Hook.

chocolate pb balls the tasty fork

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispy Balls

  • 18 oz creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 3/4 cup powdered cereal
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • sprinkles for decorating (optional)

Directions

  1. Mix together everything except the chocolate chips and sprinkles. Form into balls and place on parchment paper. Set in the freezer for 45 minutes.
  2. Melt chocolate in a double broiler. Dip cookies into chocolate and decorate with sprinkles. Put cookies back in the freezer for 30 minutes to let the chocolate set. Store in an airtight container in your refrigerator.

chocolate pb crispy balls the tasty fork

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Holiday Treat – White Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bites with Roasted Almonds

10 Dec

White Chocolate Caramel Holiday Treats via The Tasty Fork

White Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bites with Roasted Almonds. I know — a total mouthful… a mouthful of deliciousness!

I was inspired by my bloggy friend Rachel from {I Love} My Disorganized Life. She makes amazing turtles. I pinned the recipe the day she posted it and I’ve been dying to find the time to make my variation of her recipe.

My house has 2 pantry items always in stock. Pretzels & some kind of almond variety. My husband and I have been on a roasted almond kick lately. I love the smoky & salty taste! After reviewing Rachel’s turtle recipe, I made a few tweaks and added my favorite pantry snacks.

The Tasty Fork Holiday Treat

For someone who doesn’t make treats a lot, this recipe was a breeze for me. My only frustration was getting my fingers covered in caramel & almond pieces but I can’t complain too much because I had the fun of eating what was stuck to me. 🙂 If you need to bring a small dessert to an upcoming event, you can make these white chocolate caramel pretzel bites in 30 minutes. I was kind of shocked by how easy this recipe was to make.

The best part about these little sweet treats?? They’re so gooood! Sweet, salty and covered in chocolate. The pretzels give a nice crunch, too! I used white chocolate so the red & green sprinkles would stand out but milk or dark chocolate would be just fine to use.

Thank you, Rachel, for giving me some inspiration to explore my sweet side! I’m happy to say I’ve found an easy sweet treat to enjoy all year round.

White Chocolate Holiday Caramel Bites from The Tasty fork

White Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bites with Roasted Almonds

  • 11 oz bag Kraft caramel bits
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream
  • 10 oz can roasted almonds, pieces
  • 12 oz package white chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp shortening
  • 40 pretzel rounds
  • Cookie decorations

Directions

  1. Unwrap caramels and put in a microwave safe bowl with the cream. Heat in 30 second intervals and stir. This step took me about 3 minutes total.
  2. Put almonds in a ziplock bag and use a mallet to break into pieces. Once caramel is done, add almonds and fold into the caramel.
  3. In a double broiler, heat white chocolate & shortening. Stir until smooth.
  4. On parchment paper, line up pretzel rounds. Add a spoonful of the caramel nut mixture to each pretzel. Let it cool.
  5. Top with white chocolate and cookie decorations. Put in freezer for 10 minutes. Store in an air tight container.

Inspired by{ I love} My Disorganized Life