It’s almost Christmas!!! I get to fly home to my parents’ house this afternoon. Yay! I get a 3 1/2 day weekend. Yay! I get to go on a train decorated with christmas lights tonight and drink hottie toddies and hot buttered rum. Double Yay! The Grinch has left the building! What are you doing today? Crashing through your kitchen like a tornado trying to bake some last minute christmas cookies? Well if your oven breaks, don’t panic – make these! No oven needed. All you need for these babies is five ingredients, a willingness to get a little messy, and a major sweet tooth. These may not be the most beautiful cookie but they are quite the crowd pleaser. They kinda taste like homemade reese’s peanut butter cups – but better. Put your santa hat on, pour yourself a cup of christmas cheer, and go make these right now. I know its early but they have cereal and peanut butter in them which are both perfectly acceptable breakfast foods.


  • One 18oz. jar of creamy peanut butter (Yes, you need the whole jar)
  • 2 Cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1 1/2 Cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (you may need more)


1. Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler and set aside. (If you don’t have a double boiler you can place the chocolate chips in a small sauce pan that fits into a larger one filled half-way with water and brought to a boil).

2. Combine all four remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir until evenly combined and a dough forms. (You may need to get your hands in there to evenly mix it)

3. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and dip into the melted chocolate. Use a spoon or toothpick to roll in the chocolate until evenly coated. Remove with a toothpick and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Repeat until dough is gone. If you run out of chocolate, simply melt additional chocolate chips.

4. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes until chocolate has hardened. Yields about 30 cookies depending on size.


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