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Wolfgang Puck's Chocolate Peanut Butter Pops

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wolfgang puck milk chocolate peanut butter pops!

Your invite to this year’s Academy Awards got lost in the mail, and you’re totally les misérables. Rather than mope, consult your silver linings playbook.

There, you’ll find a recipe for Wolfgang Puck’s chocolate peanut butter pops, the same treats he prepares for the postshow Governor’s Ball.

Serve them at your own Oscars bash as a creative dessert alternative to your usual life of pi(e).

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pops
Makes 24

24 lollipop sticks (or popsicle sticks)
8 oz. good-quality milk chocolate, evenly chopped
½ c. room-temperature, creamy peanut butter
1 c. puffed rice cereal

1. On a baking sheet covered with waxed paper, arrange sticks 2 inches apart.

2. Place chocolate into dry microwave-safe mixing bowl. Microwave 30 seconds at 50 percent power. Repeat until chocolate is mostly melted, about 3 minutes.

3. With dry rubber spatula or spoon, stir chocolate until smooth. Add peanut butter and cereal and gently fold together until thoroughly blended.

4. Spoon 1 tbsp. mixture over one end of each stick. Chill in refrigerator until set hard, at least 1 hour.

5. Wrap individually in plastic wrap or cellophane and store somewhere cool until serving.

Photo: Courtesy of Wolfgang Puck Catering