Chewy Peanut Chocolate Bars. Mind you, HEALTHIER Chewy Peanut Chocolate Bars. Are you kidding me? Sign me up!!
These babies wonderfully remind me of "Scotcheroos"- a peanut butter & chocolate infused version of a rice krispie treat. These bars, too, are made with cereal, but wouldn't you know they are made with WHEATIES! Such a fabulous way to get your little ones to eat their whole grains.
The only slight problem I had with them was that after a day they got a little hard, even when sealed up. But, 5-10 seconds in the microwave sure fixed that problem and they were gooey and warm and delicious all over again. Make these!!
Chewy Peanut Chocolate Bars
from Eat Better America
|4||cups Wheaties® cereal|
|1/3||cup lightly salted dry-roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped|
|1/2||cup light corn syrup|
|1/3||cup packed brown sugar|
|1/4||cup peanut butter|
|3||tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips|
|Spray 9-inch square pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix cereal and peanuts. In 2-quart saucepan, heat corn syrup, brown sugar and peanut butter to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring to coat entire mixture. Press in pan.|
|In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips uncovered on High 30 seconds; stir. Continue microwaving 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each microwave time, until smooth. Drizzle chocolate over bars. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until chocolate has hardened. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.|
Recipe tip: If the cereal mixture is a bit sticky when pressing into the pan, dampen hands first.
Makes: 16 bars.
Nutrition: 140 calories per bar, 4.5g fat (1g saturated)