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    Chocolate Frosted Peanut Butter Crispy Rice Cereal Bars

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    20 mins

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    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    This complete recipe can be doubled. It is best to slice the bars while the chocolate topping is only semi hardened, this will prevent the chocolate from cracking.

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    Ingredients:

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    TOPPING

    • 2 cups semisweet chocolate morsels
    • 2 tablespoons shortening

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Pour the rice cereal and chopped peanuts (if using) in a large bowl; set aside.
    2. 2
      In a heavy-bottomed saucepan combine the light corn syrup and white sugar; bring to a boil; continue to boil for 1 minute.
    3. 3
      Reduce heat to low and stir in butter or margarine, peanut butter and vanilla until melted and smooth.
    4. 4
      Add in mini marshmallows and stir until blended.
    5. 5
      Pour the marshmallow mixture into the rice cereal and stir with a wooden spoon until well combined.
    6. 6
      Press the mixture into an greased 11 x 7-inch baking pan, flatten with the back of a buttered spoon.
    7. 7
      In a microwave-safe bowl microwave the chocolate chips with shortening on HIGH until melted, removing once to stir.
    8. 8
      Immediately spread the hot chocolate mixture evenly over the bars; chill to harden the chocolate.
    9. 9
      Cut into desired size bars.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 11, 2013

      55

      It's been a while since I made rice crispy bars. I don't remember using sugar and corn syrup. Anyway, I used dark corn syrup and cheerios, because that is what I had, and I needed to use up the cheerios. They turned out nice and gooey. I liked that, but they were sweeter than I like and didn't taste very much like peanut butter. Oh well, maybe I can modify this next time. Thank you for sharing.<br/><br/>Update: They were so gooey because I didn't wait long enough to try them. The next day they were better, but I discovered that I had made them too thick. That made them hard to eat. Still tasted good, though. Still need more peanut butter. I can't seem to stop eating them. All that sugar is going to kill me yet. (And my DH, who is diabetic, but won't leave these alone.)

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    • on May 21, 2009

      45

      I liked the flavor,but I must have meaured wrong-it was a little too gooey.

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    • on May 14, 2009

      45

      Made these for my family, the kid's and my dad loved them but I found them too sweet. I think next time I might leave out the corn syrup and maybe some of the sugar.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chocolate Frosted Peanut Butter Crispy Rice Cereal Bars

    Serving Size: 1 (45 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 30

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 223.2
     
    Calories from Fat 100
    45%
    Total Fat 11.2 g
    17%
    Saturated Fat 3.8 g
    19%
    Cholesterol 0.4 mg
    0%
    Sodium 114.3 mg
    4%
    Total Carbohydrate 29.6 g
    9%
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    5%
    Sugars 18.3 g
    73%
    Protein 2.8 g
    5%

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