I was just at my sister's house for a week, mooching off their awesomeness while TA is away for work. My sister happens to make some pretty damn delicious cookies - but this time she seriously surpassed herself.
I don't know how she did it (I'm pretty sure her secret ingredient is crack), but she made the best damn chocolated-chocolate-peanut butter cookies in the entire universe. They were chocolate cookie with chocolate and Reese's peanut butter chips in them. These cookies, disseminated around the world, are so awesome they could stop global warming.
Sadly, in addition to my sister's crack-like cookies I always end up drinking too much beer when I go to Florida. As much as I wanted to try and replicate the cookies, after I stood upon my scale-of-doom when I returned home, I decided that I should try and tone down the awesomeness a little bit.
Enter the modified rice crispy treat, made bite size, and less than 40 calories each. Possibly my new favorite sweet treat.
So what's your favorite low-calorie snack?
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Rice Bites
Yields approximately 60 treats
4 tablespoons butter
2 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
10 oz mini marshmallows
5 cups rice cereal
1/4 cup peanut butter chips
non-stick vegetable spray
In a large pot over medium heat melt the butter. Mix in the cocoa powder until thoroughly combined. Melt the marshmallows, stirring constantly, until melded completely. Quickly add the rice cereal and the peanut butter chips, stirring to combine. Spray your hands with the non-stick spray and working quickly roll the mixture into walnut sized balls. The recipe should make about 60 bite size treats.
This is a nutritional estimate, regard it as such.
1 treat = 1 serving
7 g carbohydrates
1 g fat
>1 g protein