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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

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.

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!

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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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Desserts

These Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats could not be more simple to prepare and great for any party or snack!
Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

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!

 

Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

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.

Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

Melt your marshmallows and butter in a large heat proof mixing bowl.

Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

Add your Hershey’s Simply 5 Syrup.

Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

Gently stir in your cereal.

Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

This is one fabulous gooey bowl 🙂

Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

Add your chocolate chips.  These will partially melt as you stir  your treats.

Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

Add your crushed toffee bar pieces and give another gentle stir.

Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

Press evenly into a parchment or wax paper lined 9 x 13 inch baking dish and let cool before cutting into squares.

Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

Love how chocolatey these treats are.

Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

Bites of toffee pieces throughout.  Don’t forget to take a moment to “stop and smell the chocolate” and share your #Simply5

Enjoy!

 

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Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie TreatsPrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 0 min | Total time: 10 min

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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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Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats


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Sharing my Chicken Taco Soup Boats with you today!

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