Mice Cookies – these no-bake peanut butter and chocolate confections are a sure fire hit with kids of all ages.
These mice cookies are no-bake little chocolate and peanut butter confections which have become very popular in Newfoundland over the past few decades. I first remember making them as a child with my mom. I remember the original recipe called for the chocolate to be melted with parafin wax in which to dip the peanut butter centers and you can still find them at many local bakeries which still use that method. That procedure has the advantage of being able to store the cookies at higher temperatures but I hate anything that interferes with the natural taste and texture of chocolate so I prefer to just dip them in melted chocolate and store them in the fridge.
- ¼ cup melted butter
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups icing sugar (a.k.a powdered sugar or confectioners sugar)Fold in:
- 1 cup crispy rice cereal (optional)
- 1½ cups melted chocolate chips ( best melted in a double boiler)
- Beat together the butter, peanut butter, vanilla and icing sugar until smooth.
- Carefully fold in the rice cereal
- Roll into balls or small cigar shapes and chill (or freeze) for a couple of hours before dipping in the melted chocolate.
- Place dipped cookies on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and chill until the chocolate sets.
- Makes about 2 dozen and they freeze really well.