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Mice Cookies

Mice Cookies. These no-bake peanut butter and chocolate confections are a sure fire hit with kids of all ages.

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Mice Cookies a.k.a. Peanut Butter Balls

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 centres and you can still find them at many local bakeries which still use that method.

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Mice Cookies a.k.a. Peanut Butter Balls

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.

I’ve also encountered two versions of this favourite cookie, one with crispy rice cereal included, which is my preferred version and one without. Other than that they are the exact same recipe and you can choose for yourself which one you prefer.

One of the little tips I do when making these was to run a pastry brush over the melted chocolate to make them look more like “Mice” cookies. My kids love that.

Mice Cookies a.k.a. Peanut Butter Balls image with title text for PinterestMy Son always likes these with the crispy rice cereal included but my daughter prefers just the creamy peanut butter filling at the centre. She says they taste like homemade peanut Butter Cups!

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Yield: 24 mice cookies

Mice Cookies

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Mice Cookies - these no-bake peanut butter and chocolate confections are a sure fire hit with kids of all ages.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups icing sugar, a.k.a powdered sugar or confectioners sugarFold in:
  • 1 cup crispy rice cereal, optional
  • 1 1/2 cups melted chocolate chips, best melted in a double boiler

Instructions

  1. Beat together the butter, peanut butter, vanilla and icing sugar until smooth.
  2. Carefully fold in the rice cereal
  3. Roll into balls or small cigar shapes and chill (or freeze) for a couple of hours before dipping in the melted chocolate.
  4. Place dipped cookies on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and chill until the chocolate sets.
  5. Makes about 2 dozen and they freeze really well.

Notes

One of the little tips I di when making these was to run a pastry brush over the melted chocolate to make them look more like "Mice" cookies. My kids used to love that.

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

24

Serving Size

g

Amount Per Serving Calories 192Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 5mgSodium 74mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 1gSugar 21gProtein 3g

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Danette

Thursday 3rd of October 2019

I remember being a young girl watching my eldest sister (who’s son was only 2 years younger than me) melt Paraffin wax to make these little mice shiny and have more of a chocolate shell. To make a healthier version of a chocolate shell for these mice, just-melted coconut oil (not the fractionated liquid oil) added to the chocolate will do the trick. The mice would have to be kept anywhere below the melting point of coconut oil which is 24°C (not hard to do in Newfoundland or Labrador if made for Christmas time, lol. I make chocolate shell for my children’s ice cream so I know it does a great job as substitute for wax but I don’t have any proportions of coconut oil to chocolate for you. I would just set aside a small fraction of the melted chocolate and add in a little melted coconut oil until it turns into a shell when dripped onto a cold plate.

Glenda Flemington

Tuesday 19th of February 2019

How much parafin do you use when making these? Love your recipes.

Barry C. Parsons

Monday 11th of March 2019

None. I hate waxy chocolate.

GS

Tuesday 18th of December 2018

I made this. They turned out great! Thank you for sharing!

Tom

Saturday 24th of November 2018

Hi, Barry. Looking for the recipe called"Spotted Dick".this was a thing when I was in Newfoundland a number of years ago and hear about it.

Barry C. Parsons

Friday 14th of December 2018

You probably mean Figgy Duff. It is the NL cousin of British Spotted Dick.

Sandra

Tuesday 5th of June 2018

Hi Barry: I am new to your site and am having problems finding the recipies page. I am looking for the 20 NO Baked Cookie recipes - Saved to Pinterest, BUT, only pictures come out and NO recipes???????

Barry C. Parsons

Monday 2nd of July 2018

Click on the individual titles to be taken to the recipes.

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