These chewy bars are a nice change of pace from the usual marshmallow cereal bars. Adding peanuts and coconut makes a tasty, interesting snack.—Cheryl Miller, Fort Collins, Colorado
- 5 cups cornflakes
- 4 cups crisp rice cereal
- 1 cup salted peanuts
- 1 cup flaked coconut
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
- In a large bowl, combine cereal, peanuts and coconut; set aside. In a saucepan, combine corn syrup, sugar, butter and cream; cook and stir over medium heat until the mixture reaches soft-ball stage (240°), about 25-30 minutes. Pour over cereal mixture and toss to coat evenly. Pat into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan. Cool before cutting. Yield: 30 servings.
Originally published as Chewy Snack Squares in Taste of Home August/September 1994, p54
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