If your childhood was anything like mine, you remember eating Rice Krispies treats. If your childhood was even more like mine, you may or may not have eaten an entire 9×13 pan of them…
Also, my childhood consisted of time in life where your neighbors didn’t put razor blades in your candy and you weren’t scared to eat homemade food handed out by kindly strangers in 12-passenger vans with a sliding door and no windows… Wait… That’s not right.
Anyway, while you may not be able make this amazing twist on a classic sweet snack for your trick or treaters, you can make them for a hetero* Halloween party, school bake sale, or to upstage a coworker’s store-bought sugar cookies with orange icing. Seriously, Brenda, everyone hates
*No gay would EVER eat at a Halloween party.
These are very simple and taste amazing! The chocolate cereal and the peanut butter icing make it taste like a Rice Krispies Treat and a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup are fornicating in your mouth!
chocolate peanut “boo”-ter bats
makes 10 bat sandwiches
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 4 cups miniature marshmallows
- 6 cups Count Chocula cereal
- 1/2 stick unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
In a large saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and add the marshmallows and stir until they are completely melted. Immediately remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cereal until well coated.
Press the mixture into a very shallow baking dish or rimmed cookie sheet. You’ll be cutting these, so the thinner the better! Place in the fridge to firm up.
Meanwhile, make the icing by mixing peanut butter and butter until well blended. I so wish this thing had a third butter. Carefully beat in half of the powdered sugar. Add cream. Add remaining powdered sugar. Add additional cream or powdered sugar to get the consistency just right. Set aside.
Take treats out of the fridge, and get your super-cute bat cookie cutter. (We bought ours here at sur la table). You can do any shape of your choice, but we thought Count Chocula treats = bat cookie cutter. See what we did there?
Begin cutting out the shapes and set aside on wax paper. Ice cutouts with peanut butter icing and press together to make a sandwich. Individually and tightly wrap each sandwich in plastic wrap.
Best stored cooled.
UPDATE: With a different cookie cutter and a little food coloring, this recipe can be reinvented. We got a little fancy the other night and made chocolate peanut butter Louboutins!
What sort of creative, delicious things can you create with this recipe?!