{No Bake} Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cereal Bars

August 05, 2015

Ugh.  I going to complain today.  Hope you don't mind.

It's hot in my house.  Really hot.  Oh, and humid.  That's worse than the heat.

Our new house came nicely equipped with a big, window air conditioner.  Unfortunately, it was from about 1975 and broke.  We had the funds to get some small units for the bedrooms and the office, but, ran out of cash when it came to replacing the big one in  the main living area.  Ugh.  It sucks.  Thankfully, there is one where I'm at now. Gotta keep the computer from over heating, so, I'm typing super slow to soak in the cool air while it's possible. Please, don't tell my kids.  They are itchin' to get on this thing to play some kind of
maze game and I'm not cooled down nearly enough yet.  I know, that's bad.  Let's blame the heat.


Of course, just because, it's blazin' hot around here, doesn't mean that sweets aren't being made. That would just be crazy. That's why I made these bars.  Heat never wins over chocolate at my house.

These are gooey, chocolate-peanut butter treats that will make your forget the weather in no time.  Also, they are no bake.  No oven.  No additional heat in your kitchen.  Wonderful.

Stay cool everyone and make a pan of these immediately!




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No Bake Chocolate and Peanut Cereal Bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Fridge Time: 1-2 hours
Makes: 18-24 bars, depending on how you cut them

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 cups peanut butter Cheerios ( or store brand equivalent)
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
Directions:
  1.  Line a 9 x 13 baking dish with foil.  Grease foil generously.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, add in corn syrup and sugar.  On medium heat, cook until mixture comes to a boil.  Let it boil for about 5 minutes or until sugar is completely dissolved.  Turn off heat and stir in 1 cup of peanut butter until mixture is smooth.
  3. Mix peanut butter mixture with cereal.  Be sure to have all the cereal coated.  Press evenly into prepared baking dish.  
  4. In a saucepan, melt chocolate chips with remaining  1/4 cup of peanut butter until smooth.  Spread evenly on top of bars.
  5. Place in fridge for at least 1-2 hours before serving to let bars set.
  6. Keep leftovers covered in refrigerator.

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