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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Corn Flake Bars

If a quick and easy chocolate peanut butter treat is what you meed, these corn flake bars are just the thing. They are the perfect mix of crunchy, chewy and delicious.

stack of peanut butter corn flake squares with chocolate topping


      You are just a few minutes and a handful of ingredients away from a delicious sweet treat. The peanut butter layer is sweet and chewy with  the crunch of corn flakes throughout. Of course a layer of chocolate on top brings it all together. These no bake treats will become your favorite quick treat!


warm peanut butter mixture in saucepan


       If you have a saucepan, a spoon and a few pantry staples, you are well on your way to a fabulous treat. Just melt together some peanut butter goodness and stir in plenty of corn flakes.

       Then press that delicious mixture into a greased pan. Go ahead and give it a good press, that is what is going to hold it all together as it sets.

corn flakes stirred into peanut butter mixture in saucepan


       Then melt together some chocolate and peanut butter and spread it over the top.  The peanut butter not only drives home the flavor combo, but keeps the set chocolate softer.

       So as you take a bite, you get that creamy chocolate that gives way to the chewy crunch of the peanut butter and corn flake layer.  They are so quick and easy to make, you will want to do it all of the time.

peanut butter corn flake mixture pressed into pan


     The would be great after school snacks or perfect for drop in guests you weren't expecting.  They are always just a few minutes away and a happy surprise to those they are served to.

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small squares of chocolate peanut butter corn flake bars in front of pan of treats


Tips and tricks:

  • Go ahead and crunch up the corn flakes a bit while you are stirring, you don't have to be gentle and keep them whole.
  • Give the peanut butter mixture a good smash down when you transfer it to the pan.  That is what is going to hold them together when it's time to cut and serve them.
  • Be careful not to overcook the chocolate chips when you are melting them.  Give them a good stir between each trip to the microwave and stop as soon as it stirs smooth. 

large pieces of no bake chocolate peanut butter corn flake bars in front of pan of bars


    It never hurts to have  some quick and easy treats like this up your sleeve. What are your favorite simple treats to make?



no bake dessert recipe, chocolate peanut butter recipe, easy dessert recipe
dessert, chocolate, peanut butter
American
Yield: 16 servings

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Corn Flake Bars

If a quick and easy chocolate peanut butter treat is what you meed, these corn flake bars are just the thing. They are the perfect mix of crunchy, chewy and delicious.
prep time: 10 minscook time: 5 minstotal time: 15 mins

ingredients:

Peanut Butter Layer
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 cups corn flakes
Chocolate Topping
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter

instructions

  1. Grease an 8" square pan and set aside. 
  2. In a medium to large sauce pan, cook the peanut butter, corn syrup and sugar over medium low heat until it's warm and gooey. The sugar should be dissolved into the mixture and not grainy.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the corn flakes, there's no need to be gentle or try not to break them. 
  4. Press peanut butter corn flake mixture into pan. Apply some pressure to make it all stick together.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the chocolate chips and remaining peanut butter. 
  6. Microwave for 30 seconds, then stir. Continue to microwave in 15 second bursts until you are able to stir the mixture smooth. Spread over peanut butter layer.
  7. Allow to set, you can hasten the process by putting it in the refrigerator. 
  8. Cut into small pieces and serve. 
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If a quick and easy chocolate peanut butter treat is what you meed, these corn flake bars are just the thing. They are the perfect mix of crunchy, chewy and delicious.


10 comments:

  1. I love the idea of the cornflakes. I bet the texture is so great!

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  2. Living in Iowa our Scotcheroos are always make with rice krispies but I love it when someone rebels against tradition and uses corn flakes. I can taste them now!

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    1. Ha! Sometimes you have to go against the grain a bit and live on the wild side! ;-)

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  3. I used to get these at a cafe when I lived in Minnesota, so haven't had them in years! I need some corn flakes now!

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  4. Cornflakes - interesting. I love desserts made with cereal. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. They are extra good when they are this easy. You'll have to give them a go!

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  5. Can you replace the corn syrup with maple syrup?

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    1. I bet that would be really good and I don't see why it wouldn't work! I've done krispie treats in a similar way before, so this should go well too.

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