Sunday, July 8, 2012

Peanut Butter Cereal Bars


"Highly Addictive" --The Family Chronicles.
"The best breakfast ever!" --The Daughter's Best Friend.

These Cereal Bars lie somewhere between your basic Rice Krispie Treat and the Special K Bars that delighted me in my youth.


Summer is always a good time to eat down the pantry so when I saw this GIANT box of cereal that was sitting untouched (don't you love COSTCO?), I decided that a little transformation would go a long way.  These bars will work with almost any cereal, but this low calorie, high fiber cereal left me feeling almost guilt free when I served it for a sleepover breakfast.


The reviews speak for themselves, as does the fact that the entire pan was gone in less than 48 hours.



PEANUT BUTTER CEREAL BARS
by Rachel @ Simple Girl

12 cups cereal such as Fiber One Squares
2 bags marshmallows
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup peanut butter
Semi Sweet chocolate Chips for drizzling

Grease a 9 x 13 inch cake pan. Melt marshmallows and butter on low heat in a very large pan.  When mixture is just melted, add 1 cup of peanut butter.  Stir to combine.  Remove from heat.  Add cereal and stir until cereal is evenly coated.  Pour mixture into the 9 x 13 inch pan.  With greased hands, or better yet, a greased plastic bag placed over your hand, pat mixture down.  Let cool.  Run a knife along the sides of the pan and flip pan over to remove the bars. With a sharp knife, cut into 24 squares. Drizzle individual squares with melted chocolate chips. 

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8 comments:

  1. I'm in on this one. It does sound easy like rice crispy treats. and when you drizzle something peanutbuttery with chocolate, it's bound to be good!
    Liz

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  2. SO awesome. Totally beautiful too! And healthy, duh, they have Fiber One in them. ;)

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  3. Fabulous idea! I know I have boxes of cereal we need to eat up....and I can't think of a better way to do it than in this sweet treat. MMMM! So glad you shared - found you at Mix it up Monday.

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  4. that chocolate drizzle really dresses it up- love the peanut butter too!

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  6. Oh yum. And healthy too? That means I can eat them for breakfast, right?

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  7. I just love things with peanut butter. And chocolate. So...it's just a matter of time before I make this. So glad you linked to Food on Fridays!

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  8. Your bars look like an awesome treat! Hope you are having a fantastic week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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