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This munch would be great to serve your little monsters on Halloween.
1 c Dry roast peanuts; unsalted
1/3 c Butter or margarine
1 lb. Marshmallows
1/2 c Peanut butter
3 c Puffed rice cereal
1 c Apricots; chopped
1 c Raisins
In a large bowl, combine cereal, apricots, raisins and peanuts.
In a microwave safe 13x9", melt butter and marshmallows on high for 2 minutes. Stir; add peanut butter cook on high 2 minutes longer. Stir until well blended, add cereal mixture to dish and toss until well coated.
Working quickly with greased hand, form into balls, using about 1/2 C mixture, per ball. If mixture begins to harden, cook on high for 30 seconds, or until softened.
If desired , mixture may be spread in unbuttered 13x9" dish and cooled and cut into bars.
Makes 1 dozen balls or 2 dozen bars,
This is very similar to the Rice Krispie treats, but with the apricots and raisins it definitely gives it a fall look. You can also put the mixture into cookie cutters and let it cool there so the shapes could be pumpkins.