* 1 Cup Dry roast peanuts -- unsalted
* 1/3 Cup Butter or margerine
* 1 Pound Marshmallows
* 1/2 Cup Peanut butter
* 3 Cups Puffed rice cereal
* 1 Cup Apricots -- chopped
* 1 Cup 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
Similar to the Rice Krispie treats, but with the apricots and raisins it definitely gives it a fall look. Another idea would be putting the mixture into cookie cutters, and letting it cool. The shapes could be pumpkins, witches, etc. A little gel piping they would look great