How many days does it take before you get sick of your Halloween candy? If you answered 6 days, I have the perfect solution for you: Peanut Butter & Candy Kix Balls! The basic recipe involves melting peanut butter, honey, and marshmallows, then stirring in candy and Kix cereal. Pretty tasty and simple!
While I don’t have trick-or-treaters on my street, I know many people do and they possibly have lots of leftover candy! When I was brainstorming recipes, I was thinking of making a giant cookie with candy. But the candy is so sweet already, I wanted to make something simpler. Both in taste and prep time.
What’s your favorite cereal? When I was little, it was always an exciting day when my mom let ME pick out the cereal! I would walk up and down the aisle making sure I looked at every single box. Eventually, my mom regretted this decision and would say “pleaseeee, just pick a box already!’. I was a weird kid, and while I enjoyed Frosted Flakes occasionally, I loved Kix and Raisin Bran Crunch. Calling back to my childhood, I chose to make these treats with Kix instead of Rice Krispies. The Kix add an interesting texture and crunch too.
Something I didn’t think through is chocolate melts. Keep that in mind when you add your candy. The M&M’s mixed in well, but the chocolate around the Kit Kats melted and just the wafer remained. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing since everything is more chocolaty! Just remember that when you’re deciding what candy to add.
After the marshmallows are melted, make sure to add and mix the Kix quickly! They’ll get sticky and be hard to mix up. You can spread these in a pan and cut them after, but I prefer to roll them individually.
Peanut Butter & Candy Kix Balls
|Yield: makes 30 balls|
Peanut butter, honey, marshmallows, Kix cereal, and candy formed together in a sticky, delicious treat!
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 10 ounces marshmallows
- 5 cups Kix Cereal
- Candy of your choice!
- (I used 10 mini Kit Kats & 2/3 cup M&M's)
- In a large sauce pan, melt honey, peanut butter, and butter on medium heat. Once melted, add marshmallows. Melt, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
- Quickly stir in Kix cereal and candy of your choice.
- Either spread mixture in a wax paper lined pan and cut in squares or roll in individual balls.
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adapted from Rice Krispies