Sunday, April 20, 2014

Crunchy Chewy Peanut Butter Bars

Sue here. I decided I had better share my recipe for these tasty crunchy, chewy, peanut butter treats seeing as how Jo keeps forgetting too. 
These are a fun Easter treat as you can shape them into eggs and decorate them however you like. BUT, these are also great for any time of the year. 
Instead of shaping them you can just press them into a pan and cut into squares. 
They are pretty versatile... and delicious. 
Plus, FYI, they sell really well at bake sales. 
From start to finish in about 15 minutes. 

Crunchy Chewy Peanut Butter Bars

1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups Cornflakes cereal
2 cups Rice Krispie Cereal
1/2 cup salted peanuts, chopped

In a large, heavy saucepan, combine brown sugar, corn syrup, and peanut butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until melted and smooth.
Remove from heat and stir in both cereals and peanuts. Stir to combine.
Let mixture cool for a minute or two - until cool enough to handle with bare hands. Spray your hands with cooking spray - or coat with a bit of butter to prevent sticking. 
Scoop out enough mixture to shape into whatever shape you like. IE: 3D eggs. Or press into a pan lightly sprayed with cooking spray. 

FYI - you need to work fairly quickly as these harden pretty fast as they cool off. One batch made 24 egg-sized balls. 

You can also press into a pan and cut out using cookie cutters....
Decorate as desired...
If you are going to dip the bars in chocolate then you will want to let them cool completely and firm up before dipping. We just drizzled ours with some melted, colored melting wafers. 

You will want to make sure you have someone to share these with before making them or you will most likely devour the whole batch.

Not even kidding here people. They really are that addicting. 
Place some parchment paper squares in an egg carton and you have a really cute way to serve them for Easter!

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  1. Yum. I have a very similar recipe - measurements are slightly different. Been making it for years, but I recently subbed honey for the corn syrup. Oh My Goodness. So much better with honey! Thanks for the great recipe, I can't wait to try it . . .except I'm gonna sub with honey :)

    1. I like the idea of the honey. I will have to give that a try! Thanks @Sweet Lucy :)

  2. This looks delicious! I would love for you share it on my Tasty Tuesday recipe link up here! Everything gets pinned and I would love to have you!