Peanut butter and chocolate. It’s a great combination and one I turn to often in baking. The other day I saw a box of Peanut Butter Toast Crunch cereal at the grocery store. And yes, I am like a little kid when it comes to finding new sweet items at the store. Before my brain has a chance to say “no, you don’t need that”, my hand has already grabbed it and thrown it into the cart!
Now for a little disclaimer: I wasn’t impressed with the cereal. I thought it was really lacking in flavor. I only ate it dry, so maybe something magical happens when you add milk! However, I really liked the way these crunch bars turned out. Adding the peanut butter chips and chocolate chips gave the cereal the extra flavor it was lacking. See, chocolate makes everything better!
Peanut Butter Toast Crunch Bars
6 cups Peanut Butter Toast Crunch cereal
4 tablespoons butter
1- 10 oz. bag marshmallows
1 cup peanut butter and milk chocolate chips (or 1/2 cup each if you don’t have a mixture bag)
1/2 cup Kraft Vanilla Mallow Bits
Line a 13 x 9 inch pan with aluminum foil. Spray foil with cooking spray, then set the pan aside.
In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat, then add in the marshmallows. Stir continuously, using a silicon spatula, until the marshmallows have melted, then remove the pan from the heat and add in the cereal. Stir until the cereal is almost all coated with the marshmallow mixture, then add in the peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, and mallow bits. Stir to combine, then dump everything into the prepared pan. Lightly spray the spatula with cooking spray and evenly spread the cereal into the pan, pressing down as you do so (you could also spray your hand instead of the spatula, though I would wait at least a minute to let the mixture start to cool). Set the pan aside to cool to room temperature. Cut into bars and enjoy!
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Made with love, not calories!