Peanut Butter-Filled Chocolate Cereal Bars

Looking for a wonderful dessert using Cocoa Puffs® cereal? Then check out these tasty peanut butter filled chocolate bars - perfect to serve at your next party.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 55 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

Base

1/4
cup butter or margarine
1
bag (10.5 oz) miniature marshmallows
4
cups Cocoa Puffs™ brownie crunch cereal
4
cups Cocoa Puffs™ cereal

Filling

1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup creamy peanut butter
2
cups powdered sugar
2
teaspoons milk

Topping

1
cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1
cup candy-coated peanut butter pieces, if desired

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In large microwavable bowl, microwave 1/4 cup butter uncovered on High 30 to 45 seconds or until melted. Add marshmallows; toss until coated. Microwave uncovered on High 1 minute 15 seconds to 1 minute 45 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in cereals. Press evenly in pan.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat filling ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Spread filling evenly over base.
  • 3 In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and 1/4 cup butter uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Spread over filling. Sprinkle with peanut butter pieces. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until set. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store loosely covered.
  • 1 Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In large microwavable bowl, microwave 1/4 cup butter uncovered on High 30 to 45 seconds or until melted. Add marshmallows; toss until coated. Microwave uncovered on High 1 minute 15 seconds to 1 minute 45 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in cereals. Press evenly in pan.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat filling ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Spread filling evenly over base.
  • 3 In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and 1/4 cup butter uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Spread over filling. Sprinkle with peanut butter pieces. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until set. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store loosely covered.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
150mg
150%;
Total Carbohydrate
36g
36%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
25g
25%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.