Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares

These were a hit at work today. The consistency is a little hard to deal with when stirring in the peanut butter mixture, but that's mostly because I am used to the stickiness of rice krispie treats. This also caused certain bites and certain squares to have more peanut butter flavor than chocolate. I think I might try adding a bit of cocoa powder or perhaps melt some chocolate chips into the melted peanut butter mixture to help temper the occasionally overwhelming peanutty flavor. But super easy and something a bit different, so that works for me.

1 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup smooth peanut butter
6 cups Cocoa Krispies (or off-brand if you like)

In a heavy medium saucepan, combine sugar and corn syrup over medium-high heat; stir frequently until mixture boils. Allow to boil 30 seconds without stirring. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter. Place cereal in a large bowl. Pour peanut butter mixture over cereal; stir until well blended. Pour cereal mix into a greased 13x9 pan and press down using waxed paper or greased spatula. Cover tightly and let sit to cool. Cut into squares.

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