Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Peanut Butter-Chocolate-Oatmeal Cereal Bars

I found this great new bar recipe in my April edition of Southern Living.  I always need a new bar recipe so I gave this one a try.  I loved it.  It was a cross between a Scotch-a-Roo  and a Monster Bar.  I think sometimes my girls get tired of me trying new things.  I often hear, "Mom, can you just make plain chocolate chip cookies?"  However, I don't usually have a ton of complaints from them or their friends as they scarf them down. :) 

I loved this new bar and it made a larger recipe - like the Monster Bars -  for when you are feeding a larger crowd.   I especially loved the peanuts on top!  Scarf away! 

Peanut Butter-Chocolate-Oatmeal Cereal Bars

2 cups uncooked quick cooking oats
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup butter,melted
1 large egg
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
4 cups crisp rice cereal
1 (12 oz) pkg semi sweet chocolate chips
1 (10 oz) pkg peanut butter chips
1 cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 350.  Combine first five ingredients in medium bowl and press firmly into bottom of a lightly greased 15 x 10 jelly roll pan.  Mixture will be thin.  Bake for 12 min and then allow to cool on a wire rack. Microwave corn syrup, sugar, and peanut butter in a large microwave safe glass bowl on high for two minutes, stirring at 30 second intervals, til melted; Stir in cereal and press over oat mixture in pan. Microwave chocolate and peanut butter chips in a microwave safe dish for 1 1/2 minutes,stirring at 30 second intervals - until melted; spread over cereal mixture and sprinkle with chopped peanuts. 

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Nicole said...

These bars look delicious! I hear the same complaints from my husband. He's always asking for just some plain chocolate chip cookies and I'm always trying new things. You're right, though, I never hear complaints when I hit on a new household favorite. :)

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

I'm so making these! I can justify that they are kind of good for you too, what with the oatmeal and protein packed peanuts...RIGHT??? :)

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner

Julie said...

These look dangerous...I mean delicious! Yum :)