Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Cereal Bars-why only have cereal for breakfast?
Everyone knows about rice krispie treats, right? A bag of marshmallows, a stick of butter, 5-6 cups rice krispies, yum! You can build stuff with them, like on top of cakes, and then frost it. That tower or dinosaur that you admire, it just might be snap, crackle and pop hiding under there.
Another cereal treat we love, and probably most know about, are the peanut butter corn flake Pralines. Sugar, corn syrup, peanut butter and corn flakes. Same idea as the rice krispies but peanut buttery.
I love Special K. That’s my cereal, when I have it. The kids aren’t allowed to touch MY box of cereal. So I had to check it out. Basically the same recipe I use. But wait there’s more, she has chocolate and butterscotch chips on hers. Now why didn’t I think of that?
So I call the girls into the kitchen, We have to make this now! We use our recipe (it has more sugar) and as we’re melting the sugar and corn syrup, I see out of the corner of my eye… The dry roasted peanuts. That would give a touch of salt and extra crunch.
Now lets just take a quick second to review the nutritional value of these bars. Made with cereal-usually has at least 8 vitamins and minerals. Peanut butter has protein. Nuts-more protein.
I think I can get away with calling these a “healthy” snack! Probably not, but I tried!
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Special thanks to Mrs. Phyllis at church for turning us on to the Corn Flake Pralines years ago and to Ann at Sumptuous Spoonfuls for making us think “outside of the box.”
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