Crispy Chocolate Hearts

Crispy Chocolate Hearts Recipe
Surprise your family, neighbors and even coworkers with a thoughtful Valentine's Day gift. Fill heart-shaped chocolate boxes or pretty tins with homemade goodies and give them away with a smile. It takes less than an hour to prepare each of these treats, but it'll look like you worked all day.

Yield:

15 hearts

Nutritional Information

Calories 575
Fat 42 g
Satfat 11 g
Protein 18 g
Carbohydrate 45 g
Fiber 8 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 89 mg

Ingredients

1 (12 oz.) package semisweet chocolate morsels
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
2 cups crisp rice cereal
1 1/2 cups peanuts
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
2 (2 oz.) chocolate bark coating squares, melted
White nonpareils, optional

Preparation

Microwave chocolate morsels in a large glass bowl on high for 2 minutes or until they're fully melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Add peanut butter, stirring until mixture is well blended.

Spoon in cereal, peanuts and marshmallows. Line a 13-by-9-inch pan with foil; lightly grease foil. Press mixture into pan. Drizzle with melted chocolate. Sprinkle with white nonpareils, if desired.

February 2005
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