For me, nothing can beat the flavor pairing of chocolate and peanut butter. And I don't think you can go wrong with mini desserts because you can enjoy one with little guilt. (That is my mantra anyway!) So when I was given the task of coming up with a yummy dessert using new Cheerios® Peanut Butter flavor, there was no way I could do it without chocolate! That's how my Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Pies were born.
Here is what you need…Cheerios® Peanut Butter, chocolate pudding, whipped topping, butter and peanut butter.
Let me show you how to make the crust. First, using a food processor (or your handy rolling pin and some muscle), crush the Cheerios.
Add melted butter and sugar; mix well.
Line your mini muffin pans.
Spoon 1 tablespoon cereal mixture into each muffin cup. (You can also use a small scoop for this job. Seriously, that's my favorite kitchen tool right now.). Press the mixture into the cups with the back of a spoon.
Bake 7 minutes and then cool in the pan for 15 minutes.
Fold whipped topping into prepared chocolate pudding. Spoon 1 tablespoon pudding mixture into each cooled cup. Top each with whipped topping and drizzle with melted peanut butter.
They may be bite-sized, but these mini pudding pies are full of chocolatey flavor!