These cute little candy bites are a recipe that I found in the fun cookbook entitled “You Made That Dessert?” by Beth Lipton. The recipe calls for only four ingredients to make around 35 tasty candies.
The candies are sweet and crunchy with a nice peanut butter butterscotch flavor. I added a little sea salt topping to mine for some extra flavor. The recipe is pretty basic and calls for rolling the candies into little balls. I decided to take it a step further and dress them up a little by using a candy mold and some melted chocolate. I think they turned out nice and would make a fun gift! Here is how you can make your own candies:
You can find the basic recipe here. After you crush the cornflakes, add them to the melted peanut butter and butterscotch chips and mix in some vanilla extract. I used an organic unsweetened peanut butter because I wanted a true peanut flavor and not a whole lot of sugar as the butterscotch chips are very sweet.
After the mixture is well combined set aside. Because I wanted my candies to have a more uniform shape I used this handy-dandy plastic candy mold that I got at the hobby store for around $2. I wanted to use up the left over candy melts from my caramel apple post, so I melted the chocolate in a squeeze bottle and poured a little into the mold.
Next I used a small paint brush to brush the chocolate up the sides. The chocolate filled mold went into the fridge for 5 minutes to set. When set, I scooped out a small mound of peanut butter butterscotch mixture into the mold and then topped it with more melted chocolate.
I sprinkled a little sea salt over the top of the chocolate and chilled the candies again for around 15 minutes. When completely chilled I popped the candies out of the mold and drizzled a little melted white chocolate across the tops. I placed the finished candies into individual mini-muffin cups that I found at the grocery store (73 cups for 99) and set them into a box for gift giving.
You can also b-pass the chocolate and just scoop some of the peanut butter-butterscotch mixture directly into the molds and top with some chocolate sprinkles. Chill and unmold. Or even skip the mold by rolling the peanut butter-butterscotch mixture into small balls and then roll the balls in chocolate sprinkles or chopped salted peanuts. Voila, you’ve got lots of yummy candies for you and your friends!