Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

I think I may have posted these before on my other blog, but I couldn't find the recipe; so maybe I didnt! I was going to make these at the cabin tomorrow, but I decided it would be easier to make them at home, instead of lugging all the ingredients with me! Edwin LOVES these. Like I said before, I don't like peanut butter and I like these! Yes I know; how can I not like Peanut Butter?! 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

1 cup sugar

1 cup light corn syrup 

1-1/2 cups creamy peanut butter (I use low fat; almost an entire 18oz jar)

6 cups Special K (original) 

2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup butterscotch chips


In a Dutch oven, bring the sugar and corn syrup to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved.

My pretty dutch oven


Remove from the heat, then stir in peanut butter and mix until combined. It's difficult to get an exact measurement since the peanut butter is so sticky. Just do your best!

 mmm; creamy

Add cereal; stir

Using a metal spatula or spoon, press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. pan.


In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate and butterscotch chips; stir until smooth.I usually put it in for about 45 seconds, then stir and cook another 25 seconds or so. Spread over cereal mixture. 

Refrigerate for about 1 hour, or until chocolate is set! We like to keep it in the refrigerator and eat them that way, but they're also good a little softer if you just leave them out (after they set in the refrigerator first). 

Edwin cutting into the bars BEFORE the chocolate was completely set. He couldn't wait.
Cut into bars and and eat ...

I like to make them kinda bite size, so it's easier and more fun to eat for the kiddos. Then you can just pop them in your mouth! 


  1. Mmmm...good....(like Homer Simpson would say it.)

  2. My daughter loves special K. Ill have to try and make these for her. They sound delicious!

  3. I love that you use Special K! These look heavenly!

  4. WOW! These are awesome. I have been looking for this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing!

  5. What delicious little treats with butterscotch and chocolate chips!! And Special K - that makes them good for us!