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Raspberry Muffins with Vanilla Sugar

Raspberry Muffins made with vanilla sugar perfect for breakfast and snacking.

Muffins are a staple, and when you make them with fresh ( or frozen !) fruit, they also become an excellent breakfast or snack.  These Raspberry Muffins made with vanilla sugar are no exception with a simple recipe for a small batch they quick to prepare and ready to enjoy!

 

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Raspberry Muffins made with vanilla sugar perfect for breakfast and snacking.

Muffin Mania

It’s pretty hard to go wrong with a muffin.  From stick to your rib heartiness, to sweet chocolaty treats – muffins are pretty much where it’s at.  I like to experiment with the fruit we have on hand, and a cup of berries that are past their prime are going to go further in a small batch of muffins than on their own.

Use fresh picked, frozen, farmer’s market or grocery store purchased berries for these – whatever works for you.

Raspberry Muffins with Vanilla Sugar

Ingredients:

  • I cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup vanilla sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup raspeberries

Note: Make 1/2 cup vanilla sugar by mixing 1/2 cup granulated sugar with 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Raspberry Muffins made with vanilla sugar perfect for breakfast and snacking.

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 F
  • Mix flour, baking powder, salt and vanilla sugar and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, mix milk, melted butter and egg.
  • Stir milk mixture into flour mixture and then gently stir in the raspberries
  • Line a muffin pan with muffin cups
  • Use a 1/4 cup Portion Scoop to fill muffin cups 
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes – until tops are browned.
  • Cool on wire wrack and enjoy!

Raspberry Muffins made with vanilla sugar perfect for breakfast and snacking.

 

 Like this recipe?

You’ll love our Rhubarb Mini Muffins and our Mini Pumpkin Muffins and I would be remiss if I left out our Tea Party Muffins – they really are the sweetest things.

Check out our other fresh fruit recipes too like our Homemade Strawberry Shortcake, this perfectly sweet and perfectly tart Rhubarb and Strawberry Pie and these killer Waffles & Strawberry Sauce.

 

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The Best Rhubarb Recipes Collection

Rhubarb Recipe Collection

Rhubarb is the ultimate perennial plant. Not only does it produce deliciously sweet red stalks, it it super easy to care for, has a reliable yield, and comes back year after year, even if you forget about it.  We have our favourite Rhubarb Recipes, and I’ve put them together in an easy to find place for you.  Don’t forget to bookmark it!

Rhubarb Recipe Collection - Cookies, Muffins, Pies, Jams and more

Muffins & Cookies & Jams Rhubarb Recipes

Mini Muffins made with fresh rhubarb and topped with cinnamon sugar make a great snack, and are super tasty!

 

Whole Wheat Rhubarb Muffins – by Mom Vs. The Boys

Lemon Rhubarb Cookies –  by Picklebums

Rhubarb Mini Muffins – by Nemcsok Farms

Rhuberry Jam – by Nemcsok Farms 

 

Homemade Rhuberry Jam Preserved rhubarb and strawberries together in this deliciously sweet homemade jam

 

Crumbles & Crisps & Pies Rhubarb Recipes

 

Fresh Rhubarb and Strawberry Pie With a Beautiful Lattice Top Crust

 

Low Carb Rhubarb Crumble – by Step Away from the Carbs

Spice Rhubarb Apple Crumble – by In The Playroom

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp – by Family Food and Travel 

Roasted Rhubarb with Cottage Cheese – by New House New Home New Life 

Rhubarb Fool – by Kitchen Counter Chronicles

Rhubarb & Strawberry Pie – by Nemcsok Farms

 

Reasons to love Rhubarb

Rhubarb has a taste that is quite unique. It is perfect for muffins, breads and cakes, as it is not too sweet.  You will find that a lot of recipes using rhubarb also add strawberries.  They go quite well together!

Besides these amazing rhubarb recipes, Rhubarb is a hardy, perennial vegetable, that requires very little care and maintenance.  Try to cut it before it goes to seed, and don’t cut the really small pieces when you do harvest. 

Even in the Northern Ontario climates, you can get at least two, and often three harvests per year.  That is usually enough to stock a freezer. Rhubarb freezes well, it also cans well.  You can mix it with sugar and can it, and use it later on in crumbles, crisps and my favourite cobbler recipe.  

Rhubarb Recipe Collection Pies Cookies Muffins Crumbles and More

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Rhubarb Mini Muffin Recipe

Mini Muffins made with fresh rhubarb and topped with cinnamon sugar make a great snack, and are super tasty!

These Rhubarb Mini Muffins are always great for snacks and lunches – plus – the cinnamon sugar topping make these mouth watering!  

Mini Muffin Recipe made with fresh rhubarb and topped with cinnamon sugar make a great snack, and are super tasty!

Rhubarb Mini Muffins

Rhubarb is one of the easiest vegetables to grow ever.  It made my list of 7 Easy to grow Veggies, and I told you a little bit about caring for the plant during Rhubarb Season.

What I may not have mentioned yet, is that you can quite a lot of rhubarb from one plant, and with rhubarb a little goes a long way.  You can freeze rhubarb to keep it for baking through the winter, and you can also can it it many ways; as a syrup, a jam, and a sauce.  

These tasty sweet little muffins are a favourite here, and the the crumbly sugary top is tasty enough for a light dessert, and satisfying enough for a great snack.  They are also wonderful with coffee at breakfast.  And you’re wondering about that problem I mentioned earlier?  Well, I eat them like potato chips.

Rhubarb Mini Muffins
A mini muffin perfect for snack time, a light dessert, or even breakfast!
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Ingredients
  1. 2 Cups Flour
  2. 3/4 Cups Sugar
  3. 2 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
  4. 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  5. 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  6. 1/2 tsp. Salt
  7. 1 Cup Sour Cream
  8. 1/2 Cup Melted Butter
  9. 2 Eggs
  10. 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  11. 2 Cups Chopped Rhubarb
  12. 3 tbsp. Cinnamon Sugar Topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F
  2. Line Mini Muffin Pan with paper cups
  3. Mix dry ingredients, set aside
  4. Mix in all remaining ingredients, save the rhubarb and topping
  5. Stir in the rhubarb
  6. Fill mini muffin cups and sprinkle topping generously on muffins
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until done
Notes
  1. Make cinnamon sugar by mixing 1/2 cup sugar with 2 tbsp. on ground cinnamon - too easy!
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Rhubarb Mini Muffin Recipe perfect for snacking, a light dessert and even breakfast!

See our other great recipes for rhubarb, like this perfectly sweet and tart pie, and we pair it with strawberries again in our infamous jam.

Mini Muffin Recipe made with fresh rhubarb and topped with cinnamon sugar make a great snack, and are super tasty!

 
 
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Cranberry Freckle Bread

Cranberry 'Freckles' sweeten up this super easy soda bread and it's perfect for snacking, and just as special with a cup of coffee.

It truly doesn’t get much better than this.  A super easy soda bread garnished with dried cranberries, and we’re on our way to a terrific week.

Cranberry 'Freckles' sweeten up this super easy soda bread and it's perfect for snacking, and just as special with a cup of coffee.

Easy to make and a super healthy snack, with a fun name.  What more could you ask for? 

We Love Cranberries!

We actually have an entire post dedicated to all things cranberry. I highly recommend it.  Plus there is our famous Cranberries, Sauced.  You’ll want to read that one too.  

A little more exciting than raisins, but not as sweet as apricots and pineapples, cranberries are by far our dried fruit of choice.  Fresh and frozen cranberries are equally good too, and I’ll share some of my recipes that use fresh / frozen whole berries with you soon.  Why not sign up for our newsletter, so you are sure to not miss out.

Cranberry Freckle Bread

 

Cranberry Freckle Bread
A super easy soda bread made with tasty dried cranberries - perfect for St. Patrick's Day celebrations!
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Ingredients
  1. 3 3/4 cups flour
  2. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  3. 1 tbsp. baking powder
  4. 1 tsp. baking soda
  5. 1/2 tsp. salt
  6. 2 cups buttermilk
  7. 1 egg
  8. 1 cup dried cranberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F
  2. In large bowl mix flour, sugar, powder, salt, and soda.
  3. In separate bowl, mix milk with eggs.
  4. Stir the milk mixture into the flour mixture. The dough will be quite soft.
  5. Fold in cranberries.
  6. On lightly floured surface, turn dough out, and knead - but not too much. Eight times should do it.
  7. Shape into a round loaf, cut an 'X' on the top center, place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and bake 45 to 50 minutes.
Notes
  1. Make 2 cups of lemon juice by using two tbsp. lemon juice and add milk to equal 2 cups
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Cranberry 'Freckles' sweeten up this super easy soda bread and it's perfect for snacking, and just as special with a cup of coffee.

A Tested Favourite

Like all of the recipes I share with you, this is a tried and true favourite.  I have been making this for years, and have tweaked it to perfection.  

See our other family favourites here, and for heaps of other great food ideas and recipes follow us on Pinterest and now see all our up to the minute fun on Instagram.

Cranberry 'Freckles' sweeten up this super easy soda bread and it's perfect for snacking, and just as special with a cup of coffee.

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Tea Party Banana and White Chocolate Muffins

Tea Party Banana and White Chocolate Mini Muffin Recipe for Easter, Mother's Day, and Spring celebrations

You know what I love best about Easter?  White chocolate bunnies.  Don’t get me wrong, I love pretty much all things chocolate, I really do. But white chocolate bunnies, at Easter, now there’s something.

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Tea Party Banana and White Chocolate Mini Muffin Recipe for Easter, Mother's Day, and Spring celebrations

Easter as we traditionally celebrate it, is just so pleasant.  It’s sort of like the song ‘My Favourite Things’, everything about how we celebrate Easter today is just ooozing with pleasantness.  Tea parties, brunch, fancy sides, desserts, and all those pastels!

And Spring!  And cute bunnies!  I could go on apparently, but I’m going to use a little self control and get to the point.

Tea Party Banana and White Chocolate Mini Muffins

So I have taken all that white chocolate yummy-ness, and and made these adorable Tea Party Banana and White Chocolate Mini Muffins.  Ideal for Easter, Mother’s Day, and Spring celebrations, and the best go to after school snack in our house for a while now.  And how could I forget, tea parties.  

Mini Muffin Recipe

You’ll need some of these mini muffin pansMini Muffin Paper Cups and I find using this 1/2 oz portion scoop for scooping the batter into the muffin tins make quick work of the process. 
 
 

 

Tea Party Banana and White Chocolate Mini Muffins
Healthy Banana Mini Muffin made special with white chocolate chips
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup flour
  2. 2 tsp. baking powder
  3. 1/2 tsp. salt
  4. 1/2 cup sugar
  5. 1/2 cup milk
  6. 1/4 cup melted butter
  7. 1 egg
  8. 3 bananas
  9. 1 cup white chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F
  2. Line mini muffin tins with mini muffin papers
  3. Mix dry ingredients
  4. Stir melted butter into milk
  5. Mash bananas thouroughly
  6. Add milk mixture, egg and bananas to flour mixture and mix well
  7. Stir in white chocolate chips
  8. Scoop into prepared mini muffin tins, and bake for about 20 minutes.
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Tea Party Banana and White Chocolate Mini Muffin Recipe for Easter, Mother's Day, and Spring celebrations

Tea Party Muffins

I have to say that these mini muffins turned out even better than I expected.  I mean, I expected them to be good, but EVERYONE here loves them.  And that’s sayin’ something.   Call you grandmothers, invite them over for a tea party, make a batch of these delectable treats, and celebrate all that is right with the world.

If you loved this recipe

Check out our other great snacks, like these Mini Peanut Butter Cups and this Apple Berry Stew.   And don’t even think about leaving without trying our other mini muffins, Pumpkin and Rhubarb.

 

Tea Party Banana and White Chocolate Mini Muffin Recipe for Easter, Mother's Day, and Spring celebrations

 

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It’s Friday and We’re in Love with Bugs!

It's friday and we're in love with bug crafts, bug life, bug science, bug activities and all things bugs

It’s Friday and We’re in Love with Bugs! From bug snacks, to bug crafts, to some useful information on the good, the bad and the ugly, we are loving all things bug over here today, in our It’s Friday and We’re in Love Linky.

It's friday and we're in love with bug crafts, bug life, bug science, bug activities and all things bugs

If the creepy crawlies give you the heebie jeebies, you might want to skip right to the bug crafts and the bug snacks. If you have arachnophobia, well, you probably don’t hang out her very often anyway, but if you do – skip over the Bugs in the Garden part… I personally don’t mind spiders, but worms… ugh.  They’re kinda gross.  And one time, I had a slug in my boot.  Double gross.  

Enjoy the list and I hope you get to lovin’ bugs as much as we do!

We Love Bugs in the Garden

Enemy Bugs Blooming Secrets

Luna Moth Oakhill Homestead

Ladybugs Sensible Gardening & Living

Spiders Oakhill Homestead

Butterfly Gardens Draught Smart Plants

Organic Garden Bug Control Sensible Gardening and Living

 

We Love Bugs Activities and Experiments

Spiderman Slime Parenting Chaos

Bug Slime Craftulate

Bug Painting Cutting Tiny Bites

Insect Tuff Spot Adventures of Adam

Bug Rocks Tic Tac Toe One Creative Mommy

Spider Web Stamping 3 Dinosaurs  

Bug Soap Parenting Chaos

Insect Sensory Bin Cutting Tiny Bites

We Love Bug Crafts

Firefly Craft There’s Just One Mommy

Pipecleaner  Inchworm Craftulate

Love Bugs One Creative Mommy

Build a Bug Cutting Tiny Bites

Love Bug  Mommy’s Bundle 

Egg Carton Super Bees Nemcsok Farms

We Love Bug Snacks

Bug Lunch Eats Amazing

Fruit Ladybugs The SoccerMom Blog

Spider Snacks Eats Amazing

Cricket Snack Craftulate

Apple Bug Snacks Eats Amazing

We Love Learning About Bugs

Insect Habitat Danya Banya

Butterfly Life Cycle Parenting Chaos

A Week of Bugs Kitchen Floor Crafts

Dragon Fly Life Cycle O-Garden

Bug Hunt There’s Just One Mommy 

Stick Insect Pets Danya Banya

 

It's friday and we're in love with bug crafts, bug life, bug science, bug activities and all things bugs

I mean,check out all this great bug stuff 🙂

 

 

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Top 5 Recipes of 2015

top 5 recipes for 2015 from Nemcsok Farms

Time really does go too fast.  2015 came in dreary and cold, and like many other years, was fraught with ups and downs.  We had our share of struggles, and thankfully, our share of good fortune.   

As the years go buy, we tend to reflect on them, and consider the best and worst moments.  The funniest and the scariest.  Today we’ve got for you the most popular recipes from our sight, that you liked the best.  From tasty peanut butter and chocolate treats to homemade relish – these are the top 5 recipes of 2015!  Thank you so much, for coming by, and visiting our farm, and our recipe box.

top 5 recipes for 2015 from Nemcsok Farms

Top Recipe of 2015

The clear winner of the top recipe of 2015, and ever the top post in all categories, for the year 2015 is this Homemade Sweet Relish.  It’s a perfect hamburger and hotdog topper, and a key ingredient in many other favourites. Be sure to plant some cucumbers, so you can make it again in 2016!

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Best Snacks of 2015

The next two recipes in the top 5 recipes of 2015 are these Mini Pb Cups, and this Apple Berry Stew.  Both are perfect after school snacks, or anytime snacks and desserts.  Nothing screams summer fun quite like berry picking!  You all know we love a great outdoor adventure!  We’ve been known to have these for breakfast occasionally. I fall victim to the peanut butter and chocolate combination every. Single. Time.  

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Best Fresh from the Garden Recipes of 2015

Rounding off the list of our recipes that you liked best are two favourites of mine as well.  This Rhubarb and Strawberry Pie is the perfect combination of sweet and tart, and the topping of these Mini Rhubarb Muffins is the stuff happy days are made of. 

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See the Most Popular Recipes of 2015

top 5 recipes for 2015 from Nemcsok Farms

Head over to the Jenny Evolution to see the most popular recipes of 2015 – you’ll get inspired, and perhaps, a smidgen hungry.

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Pumpkin mini Muffins

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 A nice light muffin made with pumpkin – y goodness! AndwWhat’s better than a mini-muffin for a quick snack?  You guessed it – a pumpkin mini- muffin!

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Mini Muffins made with Pureed Pumpkin ( that you grew yourself, and preserved yourself, too, right? )

 

& the top 10 pumpkin recipes!

It doesn’t get a whole lot better than the smell of baking with pumpkin pie spices.  Pumpkin is
a super duper healthy and yummy ingredient to add to many recipes.  For tips on growing your own pumpkins read my gardening how to here How to Grow Your Own Pumpkins and if you’d like to learn how to make your own pumpkin puree, which of course you may as well, read my instruction here DIY Pumpkin Puree

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 3/4 tsp. allspice
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 cup pureed pumpkin

Directions

1. Preheat over to 375 F
2. Line mini muffin tins with mini muffin liners
3. Mix dry ingredients, set aside.
4. Add melted butter and beaten egg to pumpkin and mix.
5. Stir pumpkin mixture into flour mixture
6. Fill mini muffin tins 3/4 full and bake for 12-14 minutes.
Mini Muffins made with Pureed Pumpkin ( that you grew yourself, and preserved yourself, too, right? )

 

Now for the other ten recipes I promised you….

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Pumpkin Mini Cakes with Streusel Topping – Amanda’s Cookin’

Yummy Pumpkin Bars – Meaningful Mama

Pumpkin Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing – Family Food and Travel

Oatmeal Muffins – Playground Parkbench

Easy Pumpkin Dump Cake – Frugelegance

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake in a Jar – Red Cottage Chronicles

Delicious Pumpkin Dinners – Sunny Day Family

Pumpkin Bread – Oak Hill Homestead

Chocolate Avocado Pumpkin Cookies – The Soccer Mom Blog

Fresh Pumpkin Fudge – Nemcsok Farms

In case you’re not all pumpkined out yet….

Top 10 Pumpkin and Halloween Crafts Recipes and Activities

 
 

 
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Apple Berry Stew

Apple Berry Stew Perfect for Healthy Snacking
Perfect for Healthy Snacking and oh so easy to make.  Heck, make it every day!Apple Berry Stew Perfect for Healthy Snacking and oh so easy to make

 

The Bliss of Berry Picking

What, with all the mosquitoes, blackflies and sunburns?  Is there anything more fun than berry picking?  Well, actually, yes.  There are lots of things way more fun than berry picking.  But berry picking does have it’s high points.  Like, getting outside, which is always a plus.  Also, a little adventure, a little exercise.  It’s a great activity for little Helpers too – talk about working both fine and gross motor skills!  And I mean really, how can you go wrong when you teach children at a very young age how to scavenge for food?  Plus, berries.  

Sometimes Applesauce Needs A Bit More than Apples

But this isn’t really about berry picking.  This is about applesauce.   If you can make it with fresh berries that you picked yourself that is extra super duper awesome.  If, you don’t have fresh berries, frozen will work too.  We are very fortunate in that we have blueberry bushes scattered throughout our property, and the roads out our way are lined with raspberry bushes. All we’re missing are apple trees.  One day my friends, one day.

Apple Berry Stew Perfect for Healthy Everyday Snacking

Apple Berry Stew

So grab your sunscreen, wear long sleeves, long pants, and a really big sunhat – grab some buckets, and let’s treat ourselves to the very best apply snack.

Apple Berry Stew
Sometimes Applesauce Needs A Bit More than Apples. Berries, it needs berries. But not mushed up berries.
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Ingredients
  1. two apples
  2. 2 tbsp water
  3. 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  4. 1 tbsp brown sugar
  5. 1 cup blueberries
  6. 1 cup raspberries
Instructions
  1. Peel, core and chop apples
  2. Place apples in a saucepan with water, and cook until soft enough to mash (approx 10 minutes) stir often
  3. Remove apples from heat, stir in cinnamon and sugar, set aside.
  4. Mix berries together in a separate bowl.
  5. Spoon applesauce into serving bowls, and top with a serving of the mixed berries.
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Apple Berry Stew Perfect for Healthy Snacking

 

 

 
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Mini PB and Chocolate Cups

Homemade Mini Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cups
 
Homemade mini peanut butter cups with chocolate. I mean really – do I need to say anything else? 

 Homemade Mini Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut Butter Cups

When I was a kid, I kid you not, those sweet chocolaty peanut butter cups from Reese were the cat’s pajamas.  I would’ve traded nearly anything to get my tiny little hands on a package of them.  Tell me you didn’t feel the same way.  Tell me you didn’t also dream, no fantasize, about there being one extra peanut butter cup in that orange package.  Was it really just me?  I was such a glutton. Perhaps I still am….

I fall victim to the peanut butter and chocolate combination every. Single. Time.  My willpower is pretty much non existent for any yummy treat, and these Mini Peanut Butter Cups are no exception.  They are perfect.

 

Mini Peanut Butter Cups
These Mini Peanut Butter Cups are perfect. The perfect mix of chocolate and peanut butter, in mini cup size. Think of it as portion control
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 Cup Melted Butter
  2. 3/4 Cup Peanut Butter
  3. 2 Cups Cornflakes cereal - crushed to approx. 1/2 cup
  4. 1 Cup Icing Sugar
  5. 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
  6. 2 Tbsp. Peanut Butter
  7. Mini Muffin Tins, or candy molds
Instructions
  1. Combine the melted butter and 3/4 cup peanut butter.
  2. Add the crushed cereal and icing sugar, and mix well.
  3. Press about 1 tsp. of the peanut butter mixture into each cup of the muffin tin
  4. Melt chocolate chips with remaining peanut butter, and spoon over the peanut butter cups in the muffin tins.
  5. Refrigerate about 2 hrs.
Notes
  1. Make these yummy morsels early in the day - so that they are ready in time for after school snacking!
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Homemade Mini Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cups

If you are concerned about a peanut allergy, why not try substituting the peanut butter for almond butter?  

 

Homemade Mini Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cups