Who says gluten-free goodies don’t taste good? I modified the recipe for Crunchy Butterscotch Treats and came up with a winner. At least my family liked them;: when I returned from work all the bites were devoured.
I want to point out that I do not represent any food companies; when brand names are used it is because these are the ones that I know are gluten-free according to the packaging ingredient list and labeling. To make this recipe gluten-free I substituted General Mills Rice Chex for chow mein noodles. The other ingredients: chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, peanuts and candy corn for garnish are gluten-free.
Gluten-Free Crunchy Halloween Bites
4 oz Hershey’s Special Dark Mildly Sweet Chocolate Chips (2/3 cup)
4 oz Nestle’s Butterscotch Morsels (2/3 cup)
3 oz Dry roasted peanuts (1/2 cup)
2 oz General Mills Rice Chex (2 cups)
Candy corn for garnish
- Place both chocolate chips and butterscotch morsels in top pot of double boiler. Heat and stir frequently until the chips and morsels are melted and smooth.
- Stir in the peanuts,
- Then gently stir in the Rice Chex until coated with the melted chocolate/butterscotch. Some of the chex will becomed mashed, this is okay.
- Place spoonfuls of the mix onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Garnish with candy corn while the bites are still warm. Then let bites set until cool and hardened.
Makes 16 small bites.