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Crispy Chocolate Treats in a Jar

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

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

Steps

  • 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.
  • 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.

Expert Tips

Tie the recipe and a big bow onto the jar and give it to your favorite child, or arrange for a child to give the jar to someone special. Making the cookies with children is part of the fun of the gift.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
60
Calories from Fat
30
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
5%
Saturated Fat
1/2g
3%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
55mg
2%
Potassium
85mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
6g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
3g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
6%
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 Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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