5/14/10

Peanut Butter Cereal Bars:Finger-lickin' Good Recipes Friday/Weighing in...


Weighing In...
Congrats to susieloulou for losing 1 pound this week!! Way to go!!
I also lost 1 pound this week. 

It's Finger-lickin' Good Recipes Friday!!

Many thanks to Mub, Heather, and Susieloulou for participating last week!

My buddy, Emily, at Marvelous Recipes has a great Tyson Giveaway going on. Be sure to register to win 5 coupons for Tyson products! You'll find tons of great recipes at Emily's site, too!

Got a great recipe to share this week? Link it by clicking on the InLinz button below. You can also add it in the comment sections or email it to me at:
mealplanwithconnie@att.net
If you like (it's not "required"), you can add a link back to this page so your readers can join in our little recipe exchange, too! 

This recipe has been around forever and has many variations. Larry's mom used to make these quite often. I made a batch for Sunday school this past Sunday, and they were well received!

Peanut Butter Cereal Bars

Peanut Butter Cereal Bars

1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
6 cups cereal - Cheerios or Rice Krispies (or 3 cups of each, which is what I used for this batch)

Lightly coat a 13x9-inch pan (for thicker bars) pan OR a 15-10-inch pan (for thinner bars) with cooking spray.
In a large pot, such as a Dutch oven, heat the corn syrup and sugar over medium-high heat until it boils, stirring constantly.
Continue cooking until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat.
Add 1 cup of the peanut butter and stir until the mixture is smooth.
Pour in the cereal and mix well.
Immediately press the cereal mixture into the prepared pan. (I use a piece of wax paper for pressing, as mixture is sticky and fairly warm.)
Cool and cut into bars. They're easier to cut while still slightly warm.

Want to fancy these up a bit? Add one of these ingredients when adding the cereal:
1 cup of chocolate chips
1 cup of dry roasted peanuts
½ cup of chocolate chips and ½ cup of peanuts

You can ice these bars with this simple icing:
Melt 2 cups chocolate chips and 1/4 cup peanut butter over low hear, stirring the mixture constantly until it is smooth and well blended.
Spread mixture over the cereal bars.
Refrigerate bars for about 30 minutes or cool completely at room temperature, until the chocolate is set.
Cut into bars.

5 comments:

  1. Yummy, yummy! I will have to try these soon! Hope you are having a great day Connie!! :)

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  2. Hi Connie,
    We LOVE To make these peanut butter treats, one of our favorites.
    I submitted one of my favorite banana pudding recipes, a no cook version but we also love the cooked version as my mom always made.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend !
    Hugs and blessings,
    Samantha

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  3. Hi Connie. I need to point out a little mistake about my giveaway. I don't know the value of the coupons, just that they are for "free products" from Tyson and each winner will receive 5 coupons. I am supposed to receive a $50 gift card for doing the review and giveaway! Thank you so much for telling everyone about the giveaway. Your name is in the pot!!! :)

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  4. Oooh those look REALLY good! I need to pick up another bottle of corn syrup when I'm in the US this time around!

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  5. I always find it so interesting the ingredients that are and aren't available to you there in The Netherlands. You are to be commended on the way you make do with what's available to you!!
    Thanks for sharing!!

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Thanks for sharing! I love comments!