Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Peanut Butter Logs - A Family Favorite


Only 4 more days left to Christmas!  Can you believe it?  I sure can't...It seems like the holidays came so fast this year.  We are so excited, though...What a wonderful time of the year!

There are piles and piles of Christmas candy around our house right now.  There have been chocolate covered pretzels, martha washington candies, chocolate covered oreos, cinnamon rolls....and these peanut butter logs!  Much have that has been given as gifts to co-workers and such.

This recipe for Peanut Butter Logs is something that my family has made during Christmas time as long as I can remember.  They bring back special memories every time I make them and are SO easy to whip up!  There are only 4 main ingredients, plus the dipping chocolate, so they really do come together in a flash.  

They make great candies to take to family gatherings during the holidays and can be decorated with your favorite sprinkles or white chocolate drizzles.

Bon Appetit and MERRY CHRISTMAS!


Peanut Butter Logs
Source:  Family Recipe

Ingredients:
1 stick butter or margarine
2 c. crunchy peanut butter
1 box (1 lb) confectioners sugar
3 cups Rice Krispies
Melted chocolate for dipping

Directions:
Melt together margarine and peanut butter. In a separate bowl, mix together sugar and Rice Krispies. Pour melted mixture over sugar and Rice Krispies;  Mix well.  Roll into logs. Place the logs on a wax paper covered cookie sheet and chill in the refrigerator (this makes them easier to dip).  Once chilled, dip in melted chocolate using a toothpick and place on wax paper to dry.
 
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
 
***TIP:  When melting the chocolate on the stovetop, you may need to add a little vegetable oil. This will help smooth the chocolate and make it easier to use.***
 
 

7 comments:

Elpiniki said...

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Julia said...

What a great idea! I've never seen pb logs, and they look YUMMY!

The Cooking Actress said...

I love holiday traditions--and these look so delicious! There's no going wrong with chocolate & pb! I also accepted your FoodBuzz FR, I'm looking forward to reading your blog more, I hope you like mine too! :)

Celeste said...

Elpiniki, Julia and The Cooking Actress...Thanks a bunch for your comments! :)

Crazy Southern Woman said...

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Thanks for sharing this recipe. These will be a great addition for my sweets tray during the holidays!

Valerie said...

I made these today and they are really delicious. Shaping the logs is the most tedious step. I did have a little extra sugar at the bottom of my bowl that did not want to mix in. I think just another tablespoon or two of peanut butter would remedy that. The large amount of candy the recipe yields is a bonus as well. When you bite into the final product, the filling has such a nice, light texture to it. Thank you for sharing a family holiday tradition Celeste.

Celeste said...

Valerie - So happy you tried this and loved it! It's a staple around our house this time of year! :)