Cocoa Peanut Logs
You make ’em crunch and quick with Kellogg’s Cocoa Krispies
1 cup (6-oz. package) semi-sweet chocolate pieces
1/3 cup peanut butter
4 cups Kellogg’s Cocoa Krispies
1. Melt chocolate with peanut butter in heavy medium-sized saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until well-blended. Remove from heat.
2. Add Cocoa Krispies, stirring until coated with chocolate mixture.
3. Press mixture firmly into lightly buttered 9×9 inch pan. Let stand in cool place or refrigerate until hardened. Cut into log-shaped bars.
Yield: 36 log shaped bats about 3×3/4 inches
This recipe is a good excuse to make your own peanut butter. It’s natural, quick and easy. If you make your own fruit preserves and bread, the homemade peanut butter will complete a sandwich taste sensation. You can also bundle the trio to give as a homemade gift during the holiday season.
Homemade Peanut Butter:
1 1/2 cups unsalted roasted peanuts
1 tablespoon peanut oil
For smooth peanut butter:
Mix the peanuts with the peanut oil, and pour the mixture into the food processor. Process the mixture until it’s smooth. Store your smooth peanut butter in a sealed container in the fridge. It will be good for two weeks. Serves: 12. Serving size: 2 tablespoons.
Take about 1/4 cup out of your 1 1/2 cups of peanuts and set them aside. Mix the rest of the peanuts with the oil, and pour the mixture into the food processor. Process the mixture until it’s very smooth, then stir in the peanuts that you had set aside. Process a few seconds more to create the chunks in your chunky peanut butter. Store your chunky peanut butter in a sealed container in the fridge. It will be good for two weeks. Serves: 12. Serving size: 2 tablespoons. — L.B., Wisconsin
You don’t need to add oil to make peanut butter. That is an optional ingredient. If you prefer a creamier, smoother texture, you can add some honey (approximately 3 tablespoons for the above recipe) to your peanuts after processing them in your food processor for 5 to 8 minutes. Simply stream it in and keep on processing until it’s well-combined. Also, you can add 1 teaspoon of vanilla, in addition to the honey, and even 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. The recipe above says to use unsalted nuts, which is great, but for those who wish to add salt, you can add no more than 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt or use salted roasted nuts.