Friday, October 3, 2008

Autumn Cereal Balls


I was in the mood for something different... and to experiment. Some kind of treat to celebrate fall. I looked in my pantry and threw together a bunch of ingredients and came up with these cereal treats. The only problem is I'm not exactly sure how much of which ingredient I put in since I was winging it. (oops!) So I'm guessing here, and until I make them again, I don't know if I'll be leading some poor cook astray... So, if you want to brave this recipe and make them and tell me if they turn out right, it would be great!! For me that is. ;)
But seriously, my kids and I gobbled these up. They were a real treat.

1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup margarine, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 /2 package miniature marshmallows
9 cups crispy rice cereal
1 cup roasted peanuts
2 cups white chocolate chips
1 bag of mini Reese's pieces (for baking)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  1. Over medium high heat in a large sauce pan, combine the syrup and sugar, bring to a boil and continue to boil for one minute. Reduce heat to low and stir in the margarine and peanut butter until melted. Add marshmallows and stir until well blended. Add white chocolate chips.
  2. Pour the cereal into a large bowl. Add the peanuts and Reese's Pieces. Stir in the marshmallow mixture so that the cereal is evenly coated. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Form cereal mixture into balls and lay on wax paper.
  3. Melt Chocolate chips with 1 TBS shortening in the microwave. Stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Drizzle on top of balls.
*If you try this recipe and find the mix too dry, I would recommend adding extra peanut butter and marshmellows.
If you find the mix to sticky and wet, add more cereal, and stick the balls into the refrigerator to let firm.

3 comments:

My Sweet & Saucy said...

This looks soooo good! I love the ingredients!

Big Boys Oven said...

looks so amazing good, something I would have during watching a movie!

Megan said...

these look awesome and i bet they're fun to make as well! and of course, everything is always better when doused in chocolate :)