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Peanut Fandangos: Both No-Bake Cookies and Gluten-Free Cookies

Peanut Fandangos are a Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats version of the classic no-bake cookies made from crisp rice cereal. The Fandangos are both chewy and crisp, with added peanut butter and chocolate flavors. They contain no flour, making them a favorite among the gluten-free crowd.

Peanut Fandangos - a Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treat Variation from The Cookie Elf

Prep time: about 15 minutes

Chilling time: 15-30 minutes

Makes about 35-40 bars

Ingredients

¼ cup (½ stick) butter or margarine

1 10-ounce bag large marshmallows (about 40)

½ cup smooth peanut butter

5 cups crisp rice cereal (such as Rice Krispies)

1 cup unsalted peanuts

1 cup (6 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 cup (6 ounces) butterscotch chips

Directions

  1. Measure rice cereal and peanuts. Combine together in a mixing bowl. Set aside.

  2. Lightly grease a 13 x 9 baking pan.

  3. In a large, microwave-safe bowl, microwave butter on high for 45 seconds or until melted.

  4. Remove bowl from the microwave. Add marshmallows and toss to coat. Return bowl to the oven. Microwave on high for 1 ½ minutes, stirring halfway.

  5. Remove bowl from the microwave. Stir marshmallows, blending in peanut butter until mixture is smooth.

  6. Pour marshmallow mixture into rice cereal mixture. Mix thoroughly to coat cereal and peanuts.  Press mixture into the prepared baking pan.

  7. In a separate microwave-safe bowl, combine semi-sweet chips and butterscotch chips. Cook on high 1 – 1 ½ minutes until melted, stirring every 30 seconds.

  8. Spoon melted chocolate over bars. Use a knife or a spatula to spread chocolate evenly over bars.

  9. Chill cookies in the refrigerator 15-30 minutes or longer. Cut bars into 1 ½ inch squares. Remove bars from the pan. Place waxed paper in between layers to store them.

  10. Store bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Special Baking Tips from The Elf

  • You can use either smooth peanut butter or chunky peanut butter in Peanut Fandangos, but if you use chunky, be sure to eliminate the ½ cup peanuts so the mixture does not become too bulky.
  • You can substitute a 12-ounce bag of milk chocolate chips (2 cups) for the semi-sweet chips and butterscotch chips.


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