Chocolate Peanut Butter Cereal Bar Treats

Jon has been after me to make no-bake cookies. He said he wanted me to make my own version of the cookies. I tried making a batch a couple weeks ago, and I wasn’t totally happy with the appearance of them. They tasted good, but I wanted them to look more appetizing.

While we went to the store for our weekly grocery trip, I got to thinking about what changes I could make. We threw some ideas around, and ended up changing the entire recipe, including flavors, to come up with our perfect no-bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cereal Bar Treats recipe.

I am so glad we changed things; these are delicious, and I can’t stay out of them! They are crunchy, chewy, and full of a yummy chocolate and peanut butter flavor. Did I mention the best part? They only take about 10 minutes to put together!

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Ingredients:

1 and ½ cups crispy rice cereal
1 and ½ cups chocolate flavored crispy rice cereal
1 cup old fashioned oats
8 regular size chocolate peanut butter cups, chopped
7 oz marshmallow cream
1/3 cup chocolate peanut butter spread
1 tbsp light corn syrup
Baking spray

 

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In a mixing bowl, combine the cereals, oats, and chopped peanut butter cups and gently toss.

In a separate microwave-safe bowl, spoon in the marshmallow cream. Heat in the microwave for 15 seconds, stir the cream, and heat for another 15 seconds.

Carefully remove the bowl from the microwave, using caution; the bowl and cream will be hot; use your oven mitts! Stir the cream again.

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Stir the chocolate peanut butter cream and corn syrup into the marshmallow cream until they are incorporated into each other.

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Fold the marshmallow cream mixture into the cereal mixture until all of the cereal mixture is coated.

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Spoon the marshmallow-coated cereal into a 9 inch x 9 inch square pan lined with parchment paper sprayed with non-stick baking spray. Press the mixture into the pan with the back of a rubber spatula sprayed with baking spray.

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Allow the mixture to set and cool to room temperature. Cut the bars into desired shape and size. To cut more easily, I used a pastry cutter sprayed with baking spray.

Store the bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I placed sheets of parchment paper in-between the layers of bars in my container to prevent sticking together.


 


Chocolate Peanut Butter Cereal Bar Treats

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A crunchy, chewy, chocolate peanut butter cereal bar treat that is easy and delicious!
Ingredients
  • 1 and ½ cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 and ½ cups chocolate flavored crispy rice cereal
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 8 regular size chocolate peanut butter cups, chopped
  • 7 oz marshmallow cream
  • ⅓ cup chocolate peanut butter spread
  • 1 tbsp light corn syrup
  • Baking spray
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the cereals, oats, and chopped peanut butter cups and gently toss.
  2. In a separate, microwave-safe bowl, spoon in the marshmallow cream. Heat in the microwave for 15 seconds, stir the cream, and heat for another 15 seconds.
  3. Carefully remove the bowl from the microwave, using caution; the bowl and cream will be hot; use your oven mitts! Stir the cream again.
  4. Stir the chocolate peanut butter cream and corn syrup into the marshmallow cream until they are incorporated into each other.
  5. Fold the marshmallow cream mixture into the cereal mixture until all of the cereal mixture is coated.
  6. Spoon the marshmallow-coated cereal into a 9 inch x 9 inch square pan lined with parchment paper sprayed with non-stick baking spray. Press the mixture into the pan with the back of a rubber spatula sprayed with baking spray.
  7. Allow the mixture to set and cool to room temperature. Cut the bars into desired shape and size. To cut more easily, I used a pastry cutter sprayed with baking spray.
  8. Store the bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I placed sheets of parchment paper in-between the layers of bars in my container to prevent sticking together.

 

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