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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cereal Bars

“I got this recipe from my mother, and it’s now part of my yearly Christmas baking,” writes Denise Moore from Nepean, Ontario. “For variety, I sometimes form the mixture into balls with chocolate caps. One batch is never enough!”
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 bars

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons butter, divided
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, peanut butter, corn syrup and 1-1/2 teaspoons butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in the cereal and pecans. Press into a 9x5-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and remaining butter; stir until smooth. Spread over cereal mixture; cool. Cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 201 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 98mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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