While we were watching shows yesterday I made the last recipe for this week. I have to admit that these meet all expectations. The mixture of the different layers of chocolate and peanut butter with crunchiness of the cereal is perfection. Plus it has reese pieces on the top, and they are on my favorite candy list for sure. So these cereal bars are now on the top of my list for awesome fun recipes.
So you are probably wondering what the theme of this week is well its "No Bake Cereal Bar" week aka "Anti Rice Krispie" week. There is nothing wrong with rice krispies.... in fact there are a lot of fun rice krispie recipes out on the web and there are more than one that I want to try. Even though they are great... sometimes you need something different to try. So that is what this week is about, trying something different.
First Cereal Layer
1/8 cup butter
1/2 a bag of miniature marshmallows (5.25 oz)
4 cups Reese Puff Cereal
Second Peanut Butter Layer
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp milk
Third Chocolate Layer
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/8 cup butter
reese pieces candies for topping
Spray 9X9 pan with butter. In large microwave safe bowl melt the 1/8 cup of butter it should take 30 - 45 seconds to melt. Add the marshmallows mix until they are covered with butter. Microwave uncovered for 30 seconds. Marshmallows should be mostly melted. Stir until they are completely smooth. Add the cereal, mix until fully coated. Press cereal mixture into the bottom of the 9X9 pan.
For the start of the peanut butter layer, soften the butter. About 10 -15 seconds in the microwave will work. Add in the peanut butter, powdered sugar, and milk to the bowl. Mix until it is smooth. Spread the peanut butter mixture over the cereal.
For the last layer put the butter and chocolate chips in a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 to 60 seconds. Stir the mixture until it is smooth. Spread over the peanut butter layer and sprinkle with Reese pieces.
Put in the fridge for 30 minutes so that the bars can cool.
Cut into pieces and enjoy!
This recipe was modified from a recipe on the bettycrocker website.
If you enjoy this recipe then you may enjoy these as well.
Peanut Butter Crunch Bonbons
Peanut Butter Swirl Cookies