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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cereal Bars

 Chocolate Peanut Butter Cereal Bars
“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!”
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

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

  • 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.
  • 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.