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Bertles Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Roberta Shaughnessy

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
24 Mini Caramel Rice Cakes
4 T Creamy Peanut Butter
1/2 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
1 T Shortening
(Optional Toppings & Variations)
Finely Chopped Walnuts, Crushed Heath Bar, Sliced Banana, melted white Chocolate for drizzling, maraschino cherries)

Directions:
Directions:
Place chocolate chips and shortening in a small dish and microwave approximately 1-1.5 minutes in 30 seconds increments, stirring in between until well blended and an almost coating like consistency.
Lay out rice cakes on a plate or wax/parchment paper lined baking sheet. Spread approximately 1/2 t peanut butter on each rice cake. Utilizing a small spoon, top each rice cake with a teaspoon of the melted chocolate and depress spoon to gently spread it over the cake. Refrigerate until chocolate is set and enjoy this tastey treat!
Alternatives:
After spreading chocolate, sprinkle each Bertle with chopped nuts, crushed Heath bar or other toppings you may fancy.
For a version I like to call the "Chunky Monkey Bertle" I place a slice of banana atop each peanut butter topped rice cake and then coat with chocolate and top with chopped walnuts. You can also do the same with a maraschino cherry in place of the banana for a cherry cordial type variation.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
24
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
15 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I invented these sinful tasting treats as a lower calorie option for a midnight snack. At roughly 45 calories per Bertle they are a great alternative to many other desserts and candies. John dubbed them "Bertles" since they are my version of a kind of a "Turtle" candy. The possibilities with different variations of these are endless and you will find them so addictive!

 

 

 

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