Yeah, we haven’t fixed the oven yet. Hence the continuing hiatus. But, we made no bake goodies this weekend to share.
In elementary school they used to sell what we called “Peanut Butter Blobs” after lunch for ten cents a pop. They were awesome. As an adult I fondly remembered them and considered trying to make them but wasn’t sure what was included – obviously peanut butter, and I guessed powdered sugar must have been in them to cut down the stickiness, and then I knew that there were rice krispies and chocolate chips, but I figured there had to be more to it than that and I wasn’t going to try and figure it out myself.
Well, a friend of mine tracked down the recipe from a lunch lady there and gave it to me – turns out, all I was missing was butter. Yep, these things are pretty much pure fat. Awesome.
2 cups creamy peanut butter (FYI, a jar is just under 2 cups; we used reduced fat and it didn’t seem to mess anything up)
1 1/2 cups butter (softened) (this is 3 sticks. Yeah, that’s a LOT of butter).
3 cups powdered sugar
5 cups rice krispies
1 cup mini chocolate chips
Cream peanut butter, butter and powdered sugar together.
(I tried to coat the peanut butter with powdered sugar so that I didn’t end up putting the mixer directly into peanut butter which seemed like a bad idea).
(Per my usual method, I microwaved the butter to achieved “softened” status.)
On low speed, mix in rice krispies & choc. chips.
Place on a cookie sheet using an ice cream scooper and pop the entire sheet in the freezer. When frozen, place in a zip lock bag and keep in the freezer. Take out as needed.
So…I think I misread the recipe as I didn’t use the mixer past the first step and my arm was killing me from mixing peanut butter by hand to get the rice krispies and chocolate chips mixed in evenly. And when I was using the mixer on the first step, the cord fell in the bowl and got coated in goo. Otherwise, this is pretty fool proof since it’s no bake.
We did get a rousing endorsement from our little dude, who not only licked a beater clean, but also kept demanding “more, more” as we spooned them out and probably ate about 5 spoonfuls. That’s healthy.
(I usually don’t post pics of him publicly on the internet but I don’t think anyone reads this except people who have access to my private blog anyways, lol).