Peanut Butter Cocoa Crispy Bars
Updated September 19, 2014
cups Cocoa Puffs™ Cereal, slightly crushed
cups peanut butter, divided
cup honey or light corn syrup
tablespoons butter, divided
cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
Spray an 8x11 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Pour Cocoa Puffs™ into a large bowl. Set aside.
In a small, microwave-safe bowl, place 1/2 cup of peanut butter, 1/2 cup of corn syrup, 3 tablespoons of butter,1/2 cup of brown sugar, and vanilla. Heat together for 1 minute, then stir. Heat an additional minute, then remove from microwave and stir in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.
Pour mixture over Cocoa Puffs™ , and stir to coat cereal. Transfer Cocoa Puffs™ into prepared 8x11 inch baking dish and pat gently with a spatula to even out.
Place the remaining peanut butter and butter into a medium, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30-60 seconds, stir, then spread the melted peanut butter over the cereal layer. Place pan in fridge or freezer for 5-10 minutes, while you prep the final layer.
Place the remaining chocolate chips and the heavy cream in a medium, microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 30-90 seconds, then stir until smooth and creamy. Spread over the peanut butter layer. Return to the fridge and allow bars to set up completely before slicing into servings (about 60-90 minutes.)
More About This Recipe
- PB and chocolate go together like eyeliner and the Kardashians! This recipe is the perf pairing for your sweet tooth.
Now you can get your PB-choco fix faster than ever with this cray simple Peanut Butter Cocoa Crispy Bars recipe that starts with a layer of Cocoa Puffs, and ends with a rich peanut butter and chocolate ganache topping. Gorgeous, baby. Simply gorgeous.
And here's how you're gonna make 'em:
Cocoa Puffs! That's how you're gonna start this loverly recipe. Grab a box. Nab a smox. Smab a flox. This thang’sabout three seconds from getting out of control!
Toss your cereal with a wee bit of butter, sugar, corn syrup, and peanut butter, then press it all into a 8x11" pan.
Toss some peanut butter into the microwave with some butter, zap it until smooth, then spread on top of the Cocoa Puff layer.
Hit the micro again with chocolate chips and heavy cream. Use a whisk and whip it all together until smooth. Spread over the peanut butter layer with a spatula.
Once your ganache is spread in a nice, schmexy layer, toss it in the fridge and allow it to set up completely.
Slice into gorgeous squares with a sharp knife and place it all on a plate to get yer peanut butter lovin' rockin'!
That's as easy as it gets for such a sensationally quick 'n easy treat. Come 'n git 'em!
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