Chewy Peanut Bars Recipe

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Chewy Peanut Bars Recipe
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Chewy Peanut Bars Recipe

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Kids will gobble up these chewy peanut-packed treats made with two kinds of crunchy cereal. "The sweet coating contrasts nicely with the salty nuts to make these bars a family favorite," comments Diane Eitreim of Garretson, South Dakota. "They travel well, too."
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups cornflakes
  • 3 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the first four ingredients; set aside. In a heavy saucepan, combine corn syrup, butter, cream and sugar; cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Cook until a candy thermometer reads 234° (soft-ball stage).
Pour over cereal mixture and toss to coat. Pat into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. pan. Cool before cutting. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Chewy Peanut Bars in Quick Cooking July/August 1998, p54

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 166 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 171mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

  • 5 cups cornflakes
  • 3 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  1. In a large bowl, combine the first four ingredients; set aside. In a heavy saucepan, combine corn syrup, butter, cream and sugar; cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Cook until a candy thermometer reads 234° (soft-ball stage).
  2. Pour over cereal mixture and toss to coat. Pat into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. pan. Cool before cutting. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Chewy Peanut Bars in Quick Cooking July/August 1998, p54

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karenndavid User ID: 1958281 52313
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2013

"Extremely disappointed in this recipe. It didn't stay together at all. All it tasted like was a pile of soggy, sweet cereal. What a waste of cereal, peanuts, and coconut."

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