Peanut Butter Bears

Great for a Teddy Bear’s picnic, teatime treat, or birthday party.

Recipe courtesy of "The Toddler Cookbook" by Annabel Karmel, copyright 2008. Used by permission of Dorling Kindersley Children. All rights reserved.

Peanut Butter Bears

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    Ingredients

    1 1/3 cups (40 g) puffed-rice cereal 3 tbsp (40 g) unsalted butter
    1/3 cup (75 g) confectioners' sugar 16 chocolate buttons or nonpareils
    2 tbsp sesame seeds mini colored candies
    1/3 cup (100 g) smooth peanut butter black writing icing

    directions

    Prep: 30 min Total: 30 min (Quick)
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    • 1

      Put the puffed-rice cereal in a large bowl and stir in the confectioners’ sugar and sesame seeds.

    • 2

      Melt the peanut butter and butter in a pan over a low heat. Pour the mixture into the bowl and stir until everything is well mixed together.

    • 3

      Divide the mixture into 8 parts (roughly 2 tbsp each). Squish each one together with your hands, then roll each into a ball. Put the balls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment. Squish down slightly to flatten.

    • 4

      Put chocolate buttons or nonpareils into the sides for ears and push in small colorful candies for eyes and noses. Use the writing icing to draw mouths.

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