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peanut butter bears

peanut butter bears

I thought these Peanut Butter Bears from Family Fun magazine would be perfect for a Teddy Bear’s picnic, tea time treat, or birthday party. They would also be a fun treat to tuck into a lunch box! When I make them I substitute honey for the powdered sugar.

Peanut Butter Bears

To make: 20 minutes
To chill: 30 minutes

You Will Need:
1 1/3 cups Rice Krispies
1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
3 tbsp unsalted butter

To Decorate:
16 chocolate buttons or nonpareils
Mini colored candies
Black writing icing

Makes 8 bears

Put the puff-rice cereal in a large bowl and stir in the confectioners’ sugar and sesame seeds.

Melt the peanut butter and butter in a pan over a low heat. Pour the mixture into the bowl and stir until everything is well mixed together.

Divide the mixture into 8 parts (roughly 2 tbsp each). Squish each one together with your hands, then roll each into a ball. Put the balls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment. Squish down slightly to flatten.

Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes or until firm.

Put chocolate buttons or nonpareils into the sides for ears and push in small colorful candies for eyes and noses. Use the writing icing to draw mouths and pupils on the eyes.