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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cereal Bars Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cereal Bars Recipe

“I got this recipe from my mother, and it’s now part of my yearly Christmas baking,” writes Denise Moore from Nepean, Ontario. “For variety, I sometimes form the mixture into balls with chocolate caps. One batch is never enough!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons butter, divided
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • 1. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, peanut butter, corn syrup and 1-1/2 teaspoons butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in the cereal and pecans. Press into a 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray.
  • 2. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and remaining butter; stir until smooth. Spread over cereal mixture; cool. Cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 8 bars.

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 201 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 98 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.