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Need a last-minute Valentine's snack? Try these chocolate peanut butter bites

Whether you're spending Valentine's Day together or alone, a chocolate-and-peanut-butter snack could make it even sweeter.

MOLINE, Ill. — It's that time of the week again, and we're here to help you with all your meal-prepping needs!

News 8's Shelby Kluver and Hy-Vee Registered Dietician Nina Struss show you how to whip up a bite-sized chocolate and peanut butter snack that's bound to make your Valentine's Day sweeter.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

Credit: Hy-Vee

Serves 64

All you need:

  • 1 cup Hy-Vee creamy peanut butter.
  • 1 ¼ cup heavy cream, divided.
  • 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, roughly chopped.
  • 2 tbsp. Hy-Vee unsalted butter.
  • Hy-Vee cocoa powder for rolling.
  • RX sugar dyed red for additional sugar rolling.

All you do:

  1. In a heavy 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, stir together peanut butter and 1/2 cup cream until combined. Spread in the bottom of an 8-inch-square baking pan.
  2. Place chocolate in a medium-sized bowl.
  3. In a heavy 2-quart saucepan, bring the remaining 3/4 cup cream and butter just to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  4. Pour the cream mixture over the chocolate. Whisk until smooth. Pour over the peanut butter layer.
  5. Refrigerate until firm.
  6. Using a teaspoon measure, scoop out slightly heaping teaspoonfuls of the chocolate-peanut butter mixture. Roll into a marble. If the mixture becomes too soft to roll, refrigerate until firm.
  7. If desired, roll marbles in cocoa powder or sugar.

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