Honey Bee Mines

Sure, Winnie the Pooh’s affinity for honey often proved a nuisance to Rabbit and the other residents of the Hundred-Acre Wood. Still, who could blame him for wanting his fill of such a tempting treat? Made with honey and peanut butter, and striped with chocolate, these valentine sweets are truly the bee’s knees.

 

prep time25 min

cook time30 min

total time55 min

What You’ll Need
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup softened butter
1/2 cup honey
1 1/4 cup crushed crisped rice cereal*
Wooden spoon
Small microwavable bowl
1/4 cup chocolate chips
Slivered almonds
Helpful Tip
An easy way to crush the cereal is to seal it in a plastic bag and roll over it with a rolling pin.
How To Make It
  • 1

    Combine the peanut butter, butter, honey, and crushed crisped rice cereal in a bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until well mixed.

  • 2

    Shape teaspoonfuls of the mixture into balls and chill them until firm.

  • 3

    Measure the chocolate chips into a microwavable bowl and heat them in the microwave for 15-second intervals, until they are melted (note: they won't lose their shape). Stir the chocolate with a wooden spoon until smooth.

  • 4

    Drizzle chocolate stripes over the honey balls.

  • 5

    For bee wings, set two almond slivers on top of each honey ball, using a dab of chocolate to secure them and fanning them toward the sides just a bit. Makes about 2 dozen.

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