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Sweet Tooth Treats

I remember Mom would have these yummy snacks waiting for us kids when we got home from school. Now I stir up these homemade treats for my husband and two daughters. They love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate...and I love that they don't keep me in the kitchen all day.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + standing
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 cups Cheerios
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter, corn syrup, sugar and coconut until blended. Stir in cereal. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip balls halfway into chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets; let stand until set.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 232 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 135mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.
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