No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chex™ Bars

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32 Servings
This twist on the classic no-bake bar blends even more peanut butter with chocolate--which, in our opinion, is a win-win. Using Honey Nut Chex™ cereal as it's base means this easy dessert is gluten free, too!
Ingredient List
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 cup light corn syrup
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 cup sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 1/4 cups creamy peanut butter
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 6 cups Honey Nut Chex™ cereal
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 bag (11.5 oz) milk chocolate chips
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 2 tablespoons butter
Nutrition
  • 1 Bar Calories 220 (Calories from Fat 80); Total Fat 9g (Saturated Fat 3.5g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 130mg; Total Carbohydrate 30g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 18g); Protein 3g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 6%; Iron 6%;
  • Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1 Other Carbohydrate, 1 1/2 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 2
Preparation
  1. Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. In large microwavable bowl, microwave corn syrup and sugar uncovered on High 2 minutes to 2 minutes 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until mixture just begins to boil.
  3. Stir in 1 cup of the peanut butter and the salt; mix until blended.
  4. Stir in cereal until evenly coated. Press mixture firmly into pan, making sure top is even.
  5. In medium microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, remaining 1/4 cup peanut butter and the butter uncovered on High 1 minute; stir until mixture is smooth. Spread over bars. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until chocolate is set. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows.
Tips
  • The secret for cutting bars easily is to line the pan with heavy-duty or nonstick foil. After the chocolate is set, use foil to lift bars out of pan, then cut. This also makes cleanup extra easy.
  • Cooking Gluten Free? Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredients sources can change.