Double Peanut Butter Candy Bites with Granola

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Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro
Recipe from Southern Living

Make a little magic with peanut butter cookie dough, mini peanut butter cup candies, and granola.  When you offer these 3-ingredient sweet treats at your next dessert party they’re sure to disappear quickly.

Ingredients

  • 1 (16.5-oz.) package refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough
  • 24 miniature peanut butter cup candies
  • 1/4 cup granola cereal

Preparation

Prep Time:
Bake: 15 Minutes

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Shape cookie dough into 24 (1-inch) balls, and place in cups of lightly greased miniature muffin pans. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven, and press 1 miniature peanut butter cup candy into each cookie. Sprinkle each cookie with 1/2 tsp. granola cereal.
  2. Note: We tested with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Quaker Natural Granola cereal.
  3. Double Peanut Butter Candy Bites With Peanuts: Substitute chopped peanuts for granola. Proceed with recipe as directed.
  4. Peanut Butter-Caramel Candy Bites With Granola: Substitute 24 bite-size chocolate-covered caramel-peanut nougat bars for miniature peanut butter cup candies. Proceed with recipe as directed. Note: We tested with Snickers.
  5. Peanut Butter-Caramel Candy Bites With Colorful Candies: Substitute 24 bite-size chocolate-covered caramel-peanut nougat bars for miniature peanut butter cup candies. Substitute 72 candy-coated chocolate pieces for granola. Proceed with recipe as directed. Note: We tested with Snickers and M & M's.

July 2009