Saturday, June 11, 2011

Chewy Peanut Chocolate Bars

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

4cups Wheaties® cereal
1/3cup lightly salted dry-roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
1/2cup light corn syrup
1/3cup packed brown sugar
1/4cup peanut butter
3tablespoons 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)

0 nibbles:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...