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Crunchy Peanut Bark

 Crunchy Peanut Bark
Cereal and peanuts add the crunch to these sweet and peanut-buttery treats you can whip up in no time. One batch makes plenty for snacking and sharing. At Christmas, my sister and I add them to trays of homemade candies we give to the customers of the house-cleaning service we run. We're often asked for the recipe.
60 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 2 pounds white candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 2 cups dry roasted peanuts
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows


  • In a microwave, heat candy coating at 70% power for 1 minute; stir.
  • Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until
  • smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients. Drop by heaping
  • tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper. Let stand until set. Yield: 10
  • dozen.
Editor's Note: White confectionery coating is found in the baking section of most grocery stores. It is sometimes labeled "almond bark" or "candy coating" and is often sold in bulk packages of 1 to 1-1/2 pounds.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 144 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 72 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.