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Theme Recipes: Honey Bee Mines Valentine Sweet

Honey Bee Mines Valentine Sweet

Sure, Winnie the Pooh's affinity for honey often proved a nuisance to Rabbit and the other residents of the Hundred-Acre Wood. Still, who could blame him for wanting his fill of such a tempting treat? Made with honey and peanut butter, and striped with chocolate, these valentine sweets are truly the bee's knees.

by Cindy Littlefield

What you'll need

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 1/4 cup crushed crisped rice cereal*
  • Wooden spoon
  • Small microwavable bowl
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • Slivered almonds

Helpful Tip:

An easy way to crush the cereal is to seal it in a plastic bag and roll over it with a rolling pin.

How to make it

  1. Combine the peanut butter, butter, honey, and crushed crisped rice cereal in a bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until well mixed.
  2. Shape teaspoonfuls of the mixture into balls and chill them until firm.
  3. Measure the chocolate chips into a microwavable bowl and heat them in the microwave for 15-second intervals, until they are melted (note: they won't lose their shape). Stir the chocolate with a wooden spoon until smooth.
  4. Drizzle chocolate stripes over the honey balls.
  5. For bee wings, set two almond slivers on top of each honey ball, using a dab of chocolate to secure them and fanning them toward the sides just a bit. Makes about 2 dozen.