Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Stars are a chewy combination of chocolate and peanut butter. It’s a great way to use cereal in a dessert.
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A couple of days ago, I did a post about the Cheerios sendCheer Campaign to support our military called sendCheer. This weekend I had the opportunity to stop by Walmart to pick up the special boxes of Cheerios and make these Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Stars with them! They are delicious and I am going to share my recipe with you but first I will tell you about we used the sendCheer boxes.
My Walmart did not have a special display for these Cheerios but be on the lookout for them at your Walmart. I purchased 10 boxes of Cheerios. We used one box and shared the other 9 boxes with family and friends.
Vanessa cut out the sendCheer postcard from the Cheerios box, decorated the front of the card, wrote a sweet message on the back and attached a stamp.
My daughter decided what to write for the message. She thought these cards were a cool idea and hopes that someone in need receives her special message.
Then, Vanessa helped me use the Cheerios to make these Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Stars. They would be a perfect addition to a care basket for a military family or solider you know.
Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Stars
by The Gunny Sack
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. maple-flavored extract
3/4 cup Cheerios crumbs
3 cups powdered sugar
Chocolate Almond Bark
Peanut Butter Chips
Cream peanut butter and butter. Add vanilla and maple extract. Mix in Cheerios crumbs. Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each cup. the dough is thick like play-doh. Pat dough out onto a surface dusted with powdered sugar to the desired thickness. Cut out star shapes and place them on a wax-covered tray. Place in the freezer at least 1 hour or overnight. Melt chocolate almond bark in the microwave. Dip peanut butter stars in the chocolate almond bark and place on wax paper to harden. Melt some peanut butter chips in the microwave and pipe onto the chocolate covered stars.