There are occasions where I feel like I need to have a treat. Immediately.
Usually, these are on the days where it’s just been a LONG day, so I want something quick. Most of the time, a handful of frozen semi-sweet chocolate chips is enough to tide me over, but sometimes I want a little more.
These are a great solution!
I’ve seen different versions of these floating around. All I really knew was that there was peanut butter, chocolate, and a little cereal for crunch. Most of the recipes I’ve seen have cornflakes. I had some bran cereal on hand that I use for bran muffins, so I went ahead and used that instead.
I sort of winged the amounts based on what I had on hand, and I thought they turned out beautifully. I recommend using a natural peanut butter containing only peanuts and maybe salt. No palm oil, added sugars, etc. My favorite is actually Kroger store brand crunchy natural peanut butter. It’s the best I’ve ever had. I also recommend using high quality chocolate chips so that they melt better. I use Ghiradelli or Guittard brands. They’re made with real vanilla and melt beautifully.
These kept well in the refrigerator for at least five days. I think they could have lasted well another few days, but they didn’t last that long.
So, for the days where you need treats fast, I give you crispy, chocolatey, peanut buttery goodness.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Clusters