1 cup Dry roasted peanuts – unsalted
1/3 cup Butter or margarine
1 pound Marshmallows
1/2 cup Peanut butter
3 cups Puffed rice cereal
1 cup Apricots – chopped
1 cup Raisins
In a large bowl, combine cereal, apricots, raisins and peanuts. In a microwave safe 13"x9" dish, melt butter and marshmallows on high for 2 minutes.
Stir; add peanut butter, cook on high 2 minutes longer. Stir until well blended, add cereal mixture to dish and toss until well coated.
Working quickly with greased hand, form into balls, using about 1/2 cup of mixture per ball. If mixture begins to harden, cook on high for 30 seconds, or until softened.
If desired, mixture may be spread in unbuttered 13"x9" dish and cooled and cut into bars.
Yield: 1 dozen balls or 2 dozen bars