365 Days of Slow Cooking: Recipe for Chocolate-Covered Coconut Peanut Butter Bites

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Recipe for Chocolate-Covered Coconut Peanut Butter Bites

I had a dream.
No, really, I literally had a dream.  And it was about coconut peanut butter dough dipped in chocolate.  I woke up and was so excited to try this out.  (that just shows you how much I think about food.  I am even dreaming about it these days).
I love the buckeyes that we make but I thought I would step them up a notch by adding coconut and rice krispies.  They were awesome.  At least I thought so.  So I decided to try them out on my in-laws.  I didn't say anything about them.  I just set them on the counter in a tupperware container.  A little bit later I looked in the container and there was only one left.  My sister-in-law said, "those are the best things I've ever eaten!"  Now that is a compliment.  I was so happy that they liked them as much as I did.  If you're a fan of coconut you'll love these.

Recipe for Chocolate-Covered Coconut Peanut Butter Bites #dessert #chocolate #peanutbutter #coconut

Makes about 15 balls

1/2 lb candy coating chocolate
1/2 cup peanut butter (smooth or chunky)
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/8 tsp vanilla
1 cup coconut (plus more for topping)
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup rice krispies

1.  In a mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter, butter, vanilla, coconut, sugar and rice krispies.  Mix until smooth. 
2.  Take about 1 tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball.  Place on a cookie sheet that has been covered with parchment paper.
3.  Place in the freezer.
4.  In your Little Dipper Crockpot (or a small slow cooker) place your chocolate.  Cover and cook on LOW or WARM for and hour, while the cookie dough is chilling.
5.  Stir the chocolate until creamy.  Dip cookie balls in the chocolate with a fork.  Cover entirely with chocolate and place on cookie sheet that has been covered with parchment paper.  Sprinkle with coconut, if desired.  
6.  Let chocolate set and then serve (or chill if desired).

Chocolate-Covered Coconut Peanut Butter Bites

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9 comments:

  1. these look so yummy! thanks!

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  2. Anonymous23/8/12 21:12

    THESE LOOK REALLY GOOD BUT I HAVE NO RICE CRISPIES CAN I USE ANOTHER CEREAL?

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  3. you could try another cereal. I just like using the rice krispies because they are so small, the right size and the right crunch.

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  4. Anonymous8/12/12 15:54

    Do you think this would work with Almond Butter? I haven't time to try it that way but can't have peanut butter. Have you ever tried it with Almond Butter?

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  5. Crock pots are great for melting chocolate. These have the bonus of being gluten free.

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  6. I can not wait to do these. I make hundreds of them by hand every holiday season,

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  7. Do you have to use coconut or can you just use the cereal ? I have the chocolate to make candy with so i was just wondering about the coconut I'm a little allergic to it !!

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    1. I bet you could just leave it out and it would be fine, Frances.

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