She got this recipe from a friend several years ago and made the bees for her niece’s 8th birthday as a surprise and they went over big time! She also made them into bunnies by using the almonds as ears instead of wings. The bunnies make an adorable Easter treat.
Wendy doubles the recipe because everyone loves them!
*Wendy uses black gel icing, but you could also melt chocolate to pipe stripes and eyes.
Peanut Butter Bee’s (or Bunnies)
Prep Time: 1 hour
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour30 minutes
These adorable no-bake peanut butter bees will have children and adults buzzing with excitement.
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 Tbsp butter softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted if desired
Black gel icing in tube
In mixing bowl, cream peanut butter, butter and sugar until smooth.
Add crumbs and mix well.
Shape teaspoons of dough into 1 inch ovals and place on waxed paper lined cookie sheet.
Pipe two or three stripes on each bee, insert two almonds for winds and use a toothpick to poke holes for eyes.
Refrigerate at least 30 minutes until firm. Store in refrigerator.
OPTIONAL use Chow mein noodles for tail and antenna
you could also melt chocolate to pipe stripes and eyes
edit: the picture of Wendy’s peanut butter bees has somehow been lost on my blog and computer, so it’s been replaced with an image from Land O Lakes.
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