I had sprinkle woes over the weekend. It is Bonfire Night tomorrow and I really wanted to cover these little morsels in brightly coloured sprinkles that were just like exploding fireworks. Sadly all the sprinkles I could find were disappointingly pale in colour. I wanted bright, not pastel shades.
I eventually had to compromise with these yellow ones that I found in Sainsbury’s, which do at least look a little like fireworks. Or stars. If you squint at them.
Anyway, what you really need to know about these peanut butter bombs is that they are easy-peasy and require absolutely no baking or cooking. Just a little mixing and rolling and dunking / submerging. They would be a great rainy afternoon activity for little hands should you have some that need to be kept busy.
Alternatively why not make a batch and hand them out tomorrow night while you watch the fireworks. Or the telly.
If you want to make them a little more sophisticated (although personally I don’t think anything containing peanut butter as a main ingredient can be classed as sophisticated) you could sprinkle a little sea salt on the top instead.
Peanut Butter Bombs
Makes approximately 30
- 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup dried skimmed milk powder
- 1/2 cup roasted salted peanuts, chopped
- Mini marshmallows
- 125g dark chocolate
- Sprinkles to decorate
- In a bowl mix together the peanut butter, honey and vanilla. Add the chopped peanut and mix again until they are evenly distributed.
- Add the skimmed milk powder and mix until combined.
- Line a baking sheet with non-stick paper.
- Take (roughly) teaspoon sized pieces of the mix and flatten a little in the palm of your hand. Place a mini marshmallow in the centre and form the mix around it, rolling it into a ball shape as you go.
- Place on the baking sheet and continue until you have used all the mix.
- Put 100g of the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water and heat until it has just melted. Remove from the bowl from the pan and add the remaining 25g of chocolate, stirring constantly until it has melted.
- Dunk / submerge each peanut butter ball until coated with chocolate. Return to the tray and sprinkle the sprinkles. Continue until all the balls have been coated.
- Leave somewhere cool for few hours (but not in the fridge) for the chocolate to set.
Recipe inspired by Cookies and Cups.