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Crunchy Peanut Bark

Cereal and peanuts add the crunch to these sweet and peanut-buttery treats you can whip up in no time. One batch makes plenty for snacking and sharing. At Christmas, my sister and I add them to trays of homemade candies we give to the customers of the house-cleaning service we run. We're often asked for the recipe.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    10 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds white candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 2 cups dry roasted peanuts
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows

Directions

  • In a microwave, heat candy coating at 70% power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper. Let stand until set.
Editor's Note: White confectionery coating is found in the baking section of most grocery stores. It is sometimes labeled "almond bark" or "candy coating" and is often sold in bulk packages of 1 to 1-1/2 pounds.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 144 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 72mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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