Peanut Butter Honey Bees
1 hr 45 min
02 hrs 35 min


2 cups creamy peanut butter

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Margarine, softened

2 cups powdered sugar

3 cups graham cracker crumbs

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 teaspoon shortening

Sliced almonds

Chow mein noodles

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine peanut butter and margarine in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add powdered sugar; beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir in graham cracker crumbs.

  2. STEP 2

    Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1 1/2-inch ovals. Place onto waxed paper-lined cookie sheets.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine chocolate chips and shortening in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave 30 seconds; stir. Continue microwaving, stirring every 10 seconds, until mixture is melted and smooth. Cool slightly.

  4. STEP 4

    Place chocolate in small plastic resealable food bag. Cut very small tip from one corner of bag.

  5. STEP 5

    For each honey bee, pipe 3 chocolate stripes on each oval; insert 2 almond slices in each side for wings. Insert 2 chow mein noodles in head for antenna; insert 1 short chow mein noodle for tail. Dot with chocolate for eyes, if desired.

  6. STEP 6

    Refrigerate at least 30 minutes until firm. Store refrigerated.

Tip #1

- Substitute disposable pastry bag for plastic resealable food bag.

Tip #2

- If dough is too soft, stir in additional powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.


4.5Fat (mg)
0Cholesterol (mg)
55Sodium (mg)
7Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
2Protein (g)


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  January 08, 2011

This was a very fun recipe to make and decorate. The peanut butter honey bees are delicious and a very sweet treat!

— says Hollee
  February 13, 2009

Very cute, but not easy to make look like this. When the peanut butter bodies were firm enough to mold, they were too firm to insert the almonds or noodles without the body crumbling or the other parts breaking. Next time I would suggest molding the bodies first, then warm slightly to soften before decorating, then chill before serving.

— says Terri
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