My assignment for October Secret Recipe Club was Close to Home. This blog which was started in 2009 is a very versatile blog that covers many areas: recipes, reviews, crafts, giveaways. There is something there for everyone. Maria hosts Tiptoe Tuesday which is a giveaway blog hop and Friday Food Frenzy, which, of course, is a recipe blog hop.
There are many sweets recipes posted there which are made with chocolate. Everything is always better with chocolate. A couple that I want to make are Extra Easy Chocolate Chess Pie and Chocolate Banana Bread.
When it came time to make a recipe, I was very busy and short on time so ended up making a version of 123 Cookies. Maria had made these with both chocolate chips and white chocolate chips. Because I wanted to use Special K Chocolatey Delight cereal which has little squares of chocolate in it, I decided to use butterscotch chips to make these.
They turned out more like what I would consider candy than cookies. I think that was because I needed to use more cereal. The recipe called for 3 cups broken up cornflakes. I had only 3 cups total of the Special K before breaking the cereal up. I think next time I will measure the cereal after crushing it slightly. The Special K did work so I would say that any combination of chips and flaked cereal could be used to make this. This opens up a whole realm of possibilities for the cereal as there are many flaked cereals out there.
I did not have quite enough creamy peanut butter so I used some crunchy peanut butter for part of the peanut butter. The original recipe said to use only creamy, but it seemed to work OK. You could not really taste the peanut butter, it just seemed to enhance the butterscotch flavor.
At any rate, the butterscotch cookie/candy was very good and did not last long around here.
from Close to Home Blog
1 (12 oz.) pkg. chocolate, white chocolate, or butterscotch chips
1 c. peanut butter
3 c. broken flaked cereal (measured after breaking up)
Place chips in a large, microwave-safe bowl and melt according to directions on package. Stir in peanut butter until well mixed. Add cereal flakes and stir until well coated. Drop by teaspoonsful onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Place in the refrigerator until firm. Makes about 3 to 4 dozen.