Well, I had a sweet tooth the over the weekend and I was really wanting some of those bon bons. But...my kitchen was a disaster (my uncle laid new sheet vinyl flooring for us) and I didn't have the patience to roll and dip a hundred little balls.
IDEA! Just make them into bars! So that is just what I did. I modified the recipe a bit to make them in bar form, but mostly they are just the same. Bars of deliciousness.
Bon Bon Bars
3 cups Rice Krispies (or crisp rice cereal)
18oz jar Peanut Butter
1/2 cup Butter
3 cups Powdered Sugar
1 1/2 cups Chocolate Chips (I like milk chocolate)
3 tablespoons butter
Put the peanut butter and butter in a large microwave-safe bowl and melt together in microwave.
I like to melt the butters in 30-second intervals, stirring in between each until the mixture is smooth.
Once completely melted and smooth, add the powdered sugar, and Rice Krispies.
Fold everything together with a large wooden spoon or spatula until well combined.
Press the peanut butter mixture evenly into a 9x13 glass or metal baking dish.
In a small microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate chips and 3 tbsp butter.
Melt using 30-second intervals until the chocolate is smooth. Do not over-cook.
Spread the chocolate evenly over the peanut butter mixture.
Here is the secret to the chocolate not breaking up when you cut the bars:
Let the chocolate sit until it is almost set.
Using a butter knife, score the chocolate into 1 inch pieces, or however large you want, and then place the dish in the refrigerator to finish setting up.
Use a sharp knife to cut the bars apart where the score marks through the chocolate are.
Remove from the pan and place in an air-tight container.
Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.