Crispy Chocolate Treats in a Jar

Looking for dessert made with Wheat Chex® Cereal? Then check out these cookies layered with raisins and peanuts decorated by butterscotch chips perfect for gift.

  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 10 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 20

Ingredients

2/3
cup miniature candy-coated semisweet chocolate baking bits
1
(1-quart) glass jar with cover
1
cup Wheat Chex® Cereal
1/2
cup raisins
1/2
cup peanuts
2/3
cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 Place 1/3 cup of the baking bits in resealable food storage plastic bag or wrap in sheet of plastic wrap. Place in bottom of jar, hiding zipper section underneath bag.
  • 2 Layer with 1/2 cup of the cereal, the raisins, peanuts, remaining 1/2 cup cereal squares, remaining 1/3 cup baking bits and the butterscotch chips. Press down gently while layering to make sure all ingredients fit. Cover; decorate as desired. Write the directions onto decorative card; attach to container.
  • 3 Crispy Chocolate Treats
  • 4 Line cookie sheets with waxed paper. Place 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter in medium saucepan. Spoon in butterscotch chips and top layer of baking bits. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining contents of jar except for baking bits in plastic bag. Drop mixture by rounded tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined cookie sheets. Sprinkle remaining baking bits in bag evenly over top of cookies. Refrigerate about 10 minutes or until set.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    60
    (
    Calories from Fat
    30),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    3 1/2g
    3 1/2%
    (Saturated Fat
    1/2g,
    1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    55mg
    55%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    6g
    6%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    3g
    3%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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