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Crunchy Chocolate Peanut Butter Pops

Crunchy Chocolate Peanut Butter Pops with Maldon Salt

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This super-fun dessert has it all: chocolate, peanut butter, a hint of salt—and did we mention it’s all on a stick?! Crispy rice cereal is coated in gooey marshmallow, and sprinkled with crunchy peanuts, then dipped in chocolate and peanut butter. There’s a sprinkling of Maldon salt at the end, for that perfect salty-sweet balance. Kids and grown-up kids alike will be obsessed with this irresistible treat, which is almost as fun to make as it is to eat.
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  • Calories 320
  • Protein 6g
  • Total Carb 38g
  • Total Fat 19g

Given the cook-at-home nature of Plated and natural variation in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details.

Ingredients & Equipment

What we send

  • peanut butter
    • 1 packet
    • peanut butter
  • roasted salted peanuts
    • 1/4 cup
    • roasted salted peanuts
  • crispy rice cereal
    • 1 cup
    • crispy rice cereal
  • unsalted butter
    • 1 packet
    • unsalted butter
  • mini marshmallows
    • 1 cup
    • mini marshmallows
  • semisweet chocolate chips
    • 4 ounces
    • semisweet chocolate chips
  • Maldon sea salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon
    • Maldon sea salt
  • lollipop sticks
    • 12
    • lollipop sticks
  • parchment paper
    • 1
    • parchment paper

What You’ll Need

  • baking sheet
  • 8" medium pot


Cooking Steps

  1. Prepare Ingredients and Melt Marshmallows

    Prepare Ingredients and Melt Marshmallows

    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set peanut butter aside at room temperature to soften slightly. Roughly chop peanuts and add to a medium bowl. Add rice cereal to bowl with peanuts and stir to combine. In a medium pot, combine butter and marshmallows. Place over medium heat and cook, stirring, until marshmallows have melted, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat. 

  2. Make Rice Cereal Balls

    Make Rice Cereal Balls

    Add cereal and peanut mixture to pot with marshmallows and stir vigorously until fully combined. Spoon mixture onto prepared baking sheet in an even layer to cool slightly. Once cooled, break off tablespoon-sized pieces of dough, roll between your hands to create 12 balls, and place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Place baking sheet in refrigerator to chill while you prepare the topping. 

  3. Melt Chocolate

    Melt Chocolate

    While pops chill, place chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals until melted. Alternatively, create a double boiler: Bring 2 inches water to a boil in a separate medium pot over high heat. Place bowl with chocolate over pot and stir until chocolate is melted and smooth, 2-4 minutes.

  4. Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Topping

    Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Topping

    Add peanut butter to bowl with melted chocolate and whisk until very smooth and pourable. If mixture is stiff, microwave for 1 minute more to reach a smooth, pourable consistency. 

  5. Make Rice Cereal Pops

    Make Rice Cereal Pops

    Remove rice cereal balls from refrigerator and gently insert 1 lollipop stick into each ball, pressing mixture around stick to fully adhere (this is a great task for an eager kitchen helper!). Dip each rice cereal ball into the chocolate peanut butter mixture, rotating the stick over bowl to allow excess to drip off. Return to parchment-lined baking sheet and sprinkle over Maldon salt.

  6. Plate Crunchy Chocolate Peanut Butter Pops

    Plate Crunchy Chocolate Peanut Butter Pops

    Return baking sheet to refrigerator to allow chocolate to set and harden slightly, about 10 minutes. Once set, remove crunchy chocolate peanut butter pops from refrigerator and serve chilled. Enjoy your delicious dessert!

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