Thursday, December 23, 2010

Krisp Kringles and Rudolph

Well, I thought I was all done with goodies until I cruised around all of my favorite blogs and landed on Mag's "The Other Side of 50" where I  found the recipe for these delectable little beauties. (Besides great recipes, Mags always makes me laugh!) With a couple of minor changes I had everything needed to make them, so I did!  The recipe made about 5 dozen, plenty to go around.  I love the name of them too:) I'm going to package some of these in little boxes as stocking stuffers.

Krisp Kringles ( My modifications are in RED)

1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups smooth peanut butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup chocolate graham cracker crumbs(I used my own gingerbread cookie crumbs:))
2 cups rice cereal (I used Special K)
3 cups powdered sugar
1 cup mini-chocolate chips
2 (12 ounce) packages of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 TBSP food grade cocoa butter or 1 TBSP shortening

In large bowl, cream together the butter, peanut butter and vanilla.
Add the graham cracker crumbs, rice cereal, powdered sugar and mini-chocolate chips.
Combine all ingredients well, then roll into 1 inch balls. Place on wax paper and freeze for a half hour or so while you melt the remaining chocolate.

In double boiler, melt chocolate chips and cocoa butter or shortening. Stir until smooth. Dip balls into chocolate and place on wax paper to set chocolate. Let chocolate harden and store balls in airtight container at room temperature.

 Pretty simple, and DELICIOUS

 I also had some Nutter Butter cookies hanging around (I bought them for another recipe, but never made it).
Instead, I decided to make these cute reindeer that I know my grandchildren will love! (I saw them in a magazine advertisement for CANDIQUIK.) Aren't they cute? I just melted some almond bark, dipped in the cookies, added icing eyes(I already had them, but you could also use fresh icing to make the eyes), and placed a red m&m for the nose.  While the chocolate was almost firm, I added the broken pretzels. Voila!  Rudolph! Peanut butter and chocolate-Yum!

 MERRY CHRISTMAS!

28 comments:

  1. You my dear had the best overall cookie recipes on a blog (in my opinion) I have no award to offer but must say you are very inventive.

    Merry Xmas

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  2. Pretzels I'm here ^_^
    Merry Christmas Sue!
    Sonia

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  3. How funny, I just posted nutter butter reindeer yesterday! And snowmen the day before! They are so cute and so much fun to make, are they not? Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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  4. Both of your cookie recipes look awesome. What a great way to end your Christmas baking!
    Merry Christmas wishes to you and your family.

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  5. Your Rudolph treats are adorable! :) Yes, I can't believe I'm still making goodies here and there! I guess the holidays is the perfect excuse to indulge! LOL

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  6. These not only look delicious but they sound really scrumptious, i love the addition of your gingerbread cookie crumbs, I love gingerbread flavors.
    Your Rudolph made me smile, he is so so adorable, I just want to hug him.
    Have a Merry Christmas
    :-)

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  7. Those peanuty Krisp Kringles were a great find thanks for sharing. I have really enjoyed reading your blog this year and wish you and your family a Joyous Christmas. Looking forward to see what you bake in the new year. Xo Linda

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  8. I never had a Krisp Kringle before! Peanut butter, chocolate, and gingerbread cookie crumbs-wow! I wish you and your family a beautiful Christmas;)
    Lora

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  9. Those reindeer are soooo cute! I was just thinking about how truffles tend to be too rich for me, but with the other ingredients, especially the crunchy cereal I think I'd greatly enjoy these.

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  10. What a great post. I love both of these recipes. I bet you are the coolest Granmother ever!!! Merry Christmas.

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  11. These are so cute & they look delicious! Merry Christmas!!

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  12. These are what I call cheat treats, but that said, I'd also walk away from the buffet table with a plate heaped high with them. Love everything in them! Wow delicious and sinful! And the rudolphs are too cute! A very happy holiday season to you and yours!

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  13. Your right! These balls really look simple, pretty and delicious!
    I'm giving you a lovely blog award! If you accept it, take a look at my blog and take it!
    Merry Christmas for you and your family!

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  14. I love Mags blog too, and these are delicious!! Simple & yet so smart! Happy Holidays Sue!

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  15. Both of your cookie recipes look awesome! Rudolph treats are adorable! A very happy holiday season! =) ♥

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  16. I would've never thought to use Nutter Butters as reindeer--how fun it that! They would even be super cute on top of cupcakes I bet! :-)

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  17. Those reindeer are so clever! I am such a klutz with dipping things in chocolate, I seem to get more on my hands than on the goodies. They turned out great for you! Happy Holidays!!!

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  18. I hope you had a great Christmas Sue! Hehe they're both such clever ideas and I can imagine far too much fun to wait another year to make! :)

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  19. Yum - such fun (and delicious) ideas!

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  20. I made similar reindeer with the children in my daughter's preK class. We didn't coat them with chocolate, but did all the other stuff and they loved it!

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  21. Your reindeer are adorable. What a fun idea! Also love the idea of boxing up treats for the stocking!

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  22. The reindeer are so cute, and the little balls sound yummy. I'm going to have to bookmark that recipe so I can make them once I've recovered from my Christmas sweets extravaganza :)

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  23. You have some AMAZING ideas! I am your newest follower!

    Ashley
    www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

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  24. These look delish and I just may make them this weekend.... I've decided the holiday baking can continue bc calories don't start till next week! Ha. Happy New Year!!!

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  25. not sure what happened to my other comment ...but wanted to let you know these both look delicious and the reindeer are super cute :)

    Sarah aka Miss Candiquik
    http://blog.candiquik.com

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  26. I love the ingredients of the Krisp Kringles. Around here there are basically no treats with peanut butter. And I really liked the peanut butter cups when I lived in the US. And it also sounds like kids could help making them ... will have to try them!
    Now I am hungry! And no sweets around. :-(

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  27. Again, super adorable, and very clever using pretzels as horns! :)

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