All these youth devotionals after our Sunday night church service is giving me opportunity to make some yummy new treats! This past week, I made these very quick & easy bars.
It just happened that I had cleaned out my pantry a day earlier and found a bag of cornflakes that I’d forgotten about. They were on the verge of stale, (but not quite), so I thought I’d give this recipe a try and use up the cereal. If a recipe has chocolate and peanut butter together, it is hard to go wrong!
This recipe is very similar to my Scotcheroos posted recently. Both cook peanut butter, sugar and corn syrup together. Both use peanut butter and chocolate. However, they do taste different. Using different cereal and putting the chocolate chips inside where they get just a little melty rather than on top, really give these a different texture and flavor. Both recipes are a quick and easy dessert. Perfect for those youth group events, school lunch boxes, or tailgating!
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 cups creamy peanut butter
- 5 cups corn flakes
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with non-stick spray.
Pour cornflakes into a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
Combine and heat sugar and corn syrup in a medium sauce pan until boiling. You’re just wanting to make sure the sugar is fully dissolved.
Remove from heat. Working quickly, stir in the peanut butter.
Pour & stir mixture into the cornflakes.
Fold in the chocolate chips. The heat of the peanut butter mixture should be just hot enough to begin to melt the chocolate chips.
Spoon the mixture into your baking dish and press down with a rubber spatula.
Cover with plastic wrap and place in fridge to cool and set … about one hour.
Remove from fridge, cut and store in an air-tight container at room temperature.