Tags: back to school, cereal, dessert, Marshmallows
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.
Bringing 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.
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.
To make these gooey bars, start by adding your cereal and marshmallows into a large mixing bowl.
Give a nice stir and prepare your peanut butter sauce.
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.
Pour right over your cereal mixture.
Give a nice stir.
The trick is to not eat it out of the bowl at this point. Warm gooey bites of heaven right here 🙂
Transfer to your lined baking dish. Note: Spray your parchment with cooking spray, the bars will come out of the pan much easier.
Spread your mixture as evenly as possible.
Drizzle with chocolate.
A little drizzle of white chocolate too! Let cool and set up for a good hour before cutting into squares.
These bars are so great for transporting to parties, the kids and adults love them!
The gooey factor is off the charts. Enjoy!
Check out my fun videos on how I make these fun bars!
Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars
Prep time: 15 min | Cook time: 0 min | Total time: 15 min, plus one hour cool time
- 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)
- 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.
- 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.
These Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats could not be more simple to prepare and great for any party or snack!
Love getting the kids in the kitchen with me, especially when school is out for summer. We’re always creating something delicious together. Simple treats like these are a great way to enjoy some time together in the kitchen!
Love making fun treats with my boys. This simple line up of ingredients will get your krispie treats on the table in no time. These are great for bringing to parties or even fun for after school snacks when the kids have all of their friends over.
Melt your marshmallows and butter in a large heat proof mixing bowl.
Add your Hershey’s Simply 5 Syrup.
Gently stir in your cereal.
This is one fabulous gooey bowl 🙂
Add your chocolate chips. These will partially melt as you stir your treats.
Add your crushed toffee bar pieces and give another gentle stir.
Press evenly into a parchment or wax paper lined 9 x 13 inch baking dish and let cool before cutting into squares.
Love how chocolatey these treats are.
Bites of toffee pieces throughout. Don’t forget to take a moment to “stop and smell the chocolate” and share your #Simply5
Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats
Prep time: 10 min | Cook time: 0 min | Total time: 10 min
- 4 cups mini marshmallows
- 3 tablespoons salted butter
- 2 tablespoons Hershey’s Simply 5 Syrup
- 6 cups crispy rice cereal
- 1 cup crushed chocolate toffee bars
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
- Place marshmallows and butter into a large heat proof bowl. Microwave until melted and puffed up, about 1 minute 30 seconds (will be different in all microwaves, watch through the glass.) Remove bowl and add Hershey’s Simply 5 Syrup and cereal. Stir to combine then gently stir in chocolate chops. Transfer to a parchment lined 9 x 13 inch baking dish, pressing evenly. Let cool completely before cutting into squares. Serve room temperature.
Makes 12-16 Servings
Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Hershey’s. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.
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Jun 19, 2018 | Tags: blueberries, cake, dessert, raspberries, strawberries, summer, trifle
This Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle is the perfect dessert for summer fun entertaining! Your family and friends will love the colorful layers.
Summer is such a great time to entertain. You’ll generally find us around the pool with friends daily enjoying great meals together.
I put together a beautiful summer trifle that’s super easy to make. Gorgeous berries layered with sweet whipped cream and soft vanilla cake pieces make for a delicious dessert to serve all summer long.
One of my favorite vanilla yellow cake recipes is so simple to prepare.
May 25, 2018 | Tags: chicken, dinner, quick and easy, quick fix, sponsored
Sharing my Layered Chicken Enchilada Bowls today!
It’s always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring you quick and simple weeknight dinner recipes! This is one of our very favorites to whip up. My kids love to help so they can personalize their own bowl with their favorite ingredients.
Hope you enjoy!
May 14, 2018 | Tags: dinner, quick fix meal, soup, tortellini, weeknight dinner
My Tortellini Taco Soup makes the perfect quick fix weeknight dinner for the whole family!
This is the best time of year to make big pots of soup. We are loving this fun twist on taco soup. The tortellini brings a great layer of flavor and the kids go nuts for it. This soup takes just minutes to prepare, perfect for busy school weeknights. Add this one to your meal plan, you’ll be glad you did!
Sharing my Cheesy Bean and Chicken Tacos today!
It’s always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring you quick and easy Mexican style dinner recipes. This quick fix taco makes the perfect weeknight dinner. Simple ingredients that you are likely to have on hand. Hope you enjoy!!
Mar 27, 2018 | Tags: chicken, dinner, quick fix dinner, soup, sponsored
Sharing my Chicken Taco Soup Boats with you today!
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