This is a classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Biting through a layer of silky chocolatey goodness, you will find a crispy peanut butter center that’s naturally sweetened with maple syrup and coconut sugar. Keeping these in the fridge helps to keep the chocolate firm and not in plain sight, allowing for maybe a few days of crunching on these instead of twenty minutes. They can be made a couple days in advance, making them perfect for gatherings and the holidays. They are also super easy and quick to make, equaling an ideal treat, especially when Logan eats them all behind your back.
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Looking for more chocolate covered treats?
Check out: Chocolate Coated Pineapple Pops and Homemade Peppermint Patties.
- For the peanut butter bites:
- 1 1/2 cups rice cereal (I used brown rice)
- 1 cup natural unsweetened peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
- 2 tablespoons real maple syrup
- For the chocolate coating:
- 8 ounces semi-sweet or dark chocolate
- 1/2 – 1 tablespoon refined coconut oil
- In a large mixing bowl add rice cereal and set aside. In a small microwave safe bowl heat peanut butter to a runny consistency, work in 20 second segments stirring each time. Add coconut sugar and maple syrup to warmed peanut butter and stir to combine. Pour peanut butter mixture over rice cereal and stir until evenly combined, once cool enough to touch feel free to use your hand(s) to help combine. Roll bites into tablespoon sized balls and set on a large parchment paper lined baking sheet. Let set.
- In a double boiler gently melt the chocolate and coconut oil. Once chocolate is melted and smooth, using a fork, drop one peanut butter bite into the chocolate. Quickly toss the bite around in the chocolate, and then lightly shake/jiggle off any excess. Set the dipped peanut butter bite back onto the baking sheet where it came from. Repeat with each bite until all have been coated in chocolate. If looking to add crushed peanuts or other toppings to the bites, have these ready and sprinkle lightly on top of freshly dipped bites so that they will adhere to the chocolate.
- Once all bites are coated, place the baking sheet in the refrigerator until chocolate has set. When the chocolate has set you can move the bites to an airtight container or begin chowing down.