Peanut Butter Honeybees Recipe
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Peanut Butter Honeybees Recipe

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Children young and old find these snacks irresistible. Even the youngest kitchen helpers can help out by crunching the graham crackers or measuring and mixing the ingredients.—Heather Bazinet, Ingleside, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 ounce semisweet chocolate
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 112 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 76mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, cream the peanut butter, butter and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Stir in crumbs.
  2. Shape a teaspoonful of dough into 1-1/2-in. ovals; place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Place chocolate in a small microwave-safe bowl; microwave on high for 1 minute or until melted. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer melted chocolate to a resealable plastic bag; cut a very small hole in corner in bag. Pipe three stripes on each bee. Insert two almonds into each bee for wings. Use a toothpick to poke holes for eyes. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Honeybees in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p41

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PassionMama User ID: 3222987 46318
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

"I keep coming back to this recipe. Its easy, impressive and tasty! Always gets great reviews!"

macaroni girl User ID: 5175509 28194
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2010

"I made these for a tea party and they were a huge hit! Soooo good!"

Marie1234 User ID: 1992985 28111
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2010

"I made these for my nephew’s 6th birthday when they first came out years ago (1998); they were a big hit then and they still are now. Every time we get together the kids would ask my sister if we made bees, even to this day (now teens). We made them this summer and asked my nephew’s girlfriend to serve them (she never had them before), she couldn’t believe how fast they all came for them. We make a double batch each time, as soon as we serve them, they disappear, both kids and adults love them."

jenny73 User ID: 1172134 52376
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2010

"I made these for my son's 1st birthday party. The theme was Winnie the pooh and these little bees were a big hit."

debster14 User ID: 699713 46317
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2009

"I love these. I made them for my daughters preschool class many moons ago when the recipe first appeared. They went over great."

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