Rocky Road Cereal Bars

February 17, 2008

Hubby was big a fan and he even took some home teaching with him. Basement Dwellers loved them too. These come from the Karo recipe book (that I got free around Christmas time).

6 1/2 c chocolate crispy cereal
4 c miniature marshmallows
1 c peanuts
1 c Karo Light Corn Syrup
1 package (12 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used milk choc)
1 c creamy peanut butter

Combine cereal, marshmallows and peanuts in a large mixing bowl. Set aside. Heat corn syrup and chocolate chips in a saucepan over medium heat until smooth, about 4-5 minutes OR in a 1 quart microwaveable bowl; microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter. Combine with cereal mixture and mix well. Pour into a greased 13×9 inch pan, pat into place. Chill 1 hour until firm and cut into squares.
Makes 24.

*I reserved some peanuts and marshmallows to sprinkle on top, and drizzled it with some reserved chocolate mixture.

*If your peanuts are raw, toast them for better flavor. Makes a big difference.

*Pat into place firmly, or they won’t hold together well.

*If storing in the fridge, microwave on defrost for about 20 seconds to make them soft and chewy and warm. So good.

By Becky

Becky is a mom to 4 kiddos and wife to an awesome guy. She's a food fanatic and loves creating and improving recipes. Bread is her weakness and delicious food is her passion!