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Welcome to the first Tuesday Tutes + Loot!
I told you last week that I was going to start this shindig off right. Not only do I have a recipe for you. I’ve got a giveaway.
Before I get into the recipe, I want to tell you about some amazing peanut butters I’ve been obsessing over lately. You may have noticed that the last several of my recipes included Peanut Butter & Co. peanut butters. I discovered them at our local grocery store* and couldn’t help but try just about every flavor. Even maple, and I hate maple-flavored things.
Here’s a rundown of the flavors I’ve tried (in order of favorite to least favorite).
Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Remember ants on a log? Well, take away the celery and add cinnamon. Best if eaten straight from the jar or slathered all over anything within arm’s reach.
Mighty Maple Generally maple grosses me out. The flavor isn’t overwhelming and it’s a lovely twist on plain smooth peanut butter.
Dark Chocolate Dreams Chocolate. Peanut butter. Any questions? What I like best about this flavor is that the sugar content isn’t out of control (like Nutella for instance). It’s fun to substitute for regular peanut butter in recipes.
Smooth Operator This is the BEST smooth peanut butter in a jar that I’ve tasted for a long time. Not too sugary. Not too salty. Just right.
Crunch Time I’ve never liked a brand’s smooth over crunchy before, but this brand is an exception. Crunch time tastes the same as smooth operator but with lots of big peanut chunks.
The Heat is On I haven’t had much of a chance to play with this flavor yet. It’s good on celery. But I imagine this would be good for cooking interesting recipes. Hardly any sugar in this flavor. And a slow burn.
White Chocolate Wonderful I didn’t dislike this flavor but it didn’t stand out to me either, which is why it goes last in line of the rest of these interesting flavors.
So why did I want to share this with you today? Because I’ve got a recipe for you involving one of these peanut butters.
Fall Trail Mix Rice Krispies
- 1 16.5 oz bag of mini marshmallows, with about 1/4 the bag reserved
- 4 T butter
- 1 t vanilla
- 1/2 c Peanut Butter & Co.’s Dark Chocolate Dream (or use 1/2 cup of regular pb of choice)
- 1 9 oz bag of Brach’s caramel candy corn
- 1 c Snyders Peanut Butter Pretzel Sandwiches (crushed)
- 6 c crispy rice cereal of choice (or use 2 cups pretzels and 5 cups cereal)
- In a large, microwave safe bowl, melt marshmallows (except the few you set aside) and butter, stirring every 30 seconds. Mixture should look translucent when ready.
- Remove from microwave and mix in vanilla and peanut butter.
- Pour cereal and pretzels in the mixture and stir until mostly combined.
- Add marshmallows and candy corn and stir to distribute.
- Press into a 9×13″ pan, cool until hardened, and cut into 24-30 squares.
Oh, and, to help you create your own rice krispie treats, I’m giving away one (1) jar of Dark Chocolate Dreams. The packaging even has a cute lil’ monkey on it that’s catching some z’s.
How do you win? Simple. Just leave a comment. Any comment will do.
And if you would like to show PB&Co. some love, follow them on any of their social networks. You can find their links in the top right-hand corner of their website.
Good luck! Giveaway ends at 5 PM Friday, August 17. I will announce a winner next Tuesday.
*Disclaimer: Peanut Butter & Co. sent me a few flavors to try, but the opinions are all my own, and the item being given away was purchased at my local grocery store.
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