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Jul
13
2016

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

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These Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars could not be more delicious and perfect for a back to school weekend dessert!
Sponsored by General Mills.
Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

What a pleasure partnering with General Mills Cereal to bring you a fun Back To School Weekend Dessert! This time of year is so exciting as our kids start a new school year.  With so much going on, getting used to new schedules, things can get hectic too.

We want to help put you and your family first during this exciting but hectic time of year. One of the biggest things that has helped me for back to school season is organizing and preparing the kids school lunch the night before.  I’m not saying we are perfect at this every day, but when we get lunches made before hand, our mornings seem to go so much smoother and enjoyable.  I also like to make it a team effort.  Mom makes the sandwiches and the kids get their snacks and water bottles ready.  Team effort is always nice.

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

I love how General Mills Cereals is on a journey to make cereals even better, while removing things you don’t want so you can feel good about choosing cereal as your child’s first meal of the day. That means removing artificial flavors and colors from artificial sources, and using only real ingredients like honey, cocoa and cinnamon to make your family’s favorite General Mills cereals likes Honey Nut Cheerios, Chex, Cocoa Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and many more.

Today, more than 90 percent of General Mills cereal recipes do not have artificial flavors and colors from artificial sources.

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

To make these gooey bars, start by adding your cereal and marshmallows into a large mixing bowl.

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Give a nice stir and prepare your peanut butter sauce.

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Heat up your corn syrup, brown sugar and peanut butter into a saucepan until it comes to a low boil.  You’ll stir in your vanilla and salt too.

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Pour right over your cereal mixture.

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Give a nice stir.

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

The trick is to not eat it out of the bowl at this point.  Warm gooey bites of heaven right here 🙂

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Transfer to your lined baking dish.  Note: Spray your parchment with cooking spray, the bars will come out of the pan much easier.

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Spread your mixture as evenly as possible.

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Drizzle with chocolate.

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

A little drizzle of white chocolate too!  Let cool and set up for a good hour before cutting into squares.

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

These bars are so great for transporting to parties, the kids and adults love them!

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

The gooey factor is off the charts.  Enjoy!

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Check out my fun videos on how I make these fun bars!

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch BarsPrep time: 15 min | Cook time: 0 min | Total time: 15 min, plus one hour cool time

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Reese’s Peanut Butter Puff’s Cereal
  • 3 cups Chocolate Cheerios Cereal
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup white candy melts, melted (I use Ghirardelli)
  • 1 cup chocolate candy melts, melted (I use Ghirardelli)

Directions

  1. Place cereal and marshmallows into a large mixing bowl. Line a 9×13-inch baking dish with parchment paper and spray generously with cooking spray.
  2. Place brown sugar, corn syrup and peanut butter into a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir and let boil for one minute. Remove and stir in vanilla and salt. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until well combined, the marshmallows will melt while stirring. Pour cereal mixture into prepared baking dish spreading and pressing evenly, will be sticky, doesn’t have to be perfect. Drizzle top layer with melted white chocolate then with melted chocolate. Let cool completely before cutting into squares. Serve room temperature.

Makes 12-16 Servings

 

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with General Mills. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.


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    Liz S. says:

    LOVE this fun treat recipe!

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    Rose says:

    Loved this crunch bars. My little one will love having it any time of the day as she loves crunchy bars with chocolates. Its a fun treat for me and my kid, will try for sure.

  4. 4

    what an easy treat to make! it would be devoured in our house!

  5. 5

    Forget the kids, I’ll eat this entire pan!

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    Maria says:

    What a fun treat!

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    Naomi says:

    How fun are these! Such a fun and tasty back to school treat.

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    Gaby Dalkin says:

    Such a fun back to school snack for kids! Or for me 🙂

  9. 9

    My eyes are bugging out of my head- these look AMAZING!

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    I could eat this whole pan of treats all by myself.

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    Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Oh my goodness what ooey gooey delicious treats!

  13. 13

    HELLOOOO dessert made out of my favorite cereals!! 😀

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  16. 16

    Place cereal and marshmallows into a large mixing bowl. Line a 9×13-inch baking dish with parchment paper and spray generously with cooking spray.

  17. 17

    The article you have shared here very good. This is really interesting information for me. Thanks for sharing!


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