I have a confession to make…I love chocolate. I wish I didn’t oftentimes, but I do. So whenever I make dessert it usually includes some type of chocolate. I also love to bake, however, when I’m running short on time, a no-bake kind of dessert is a great go-to choice.
I am doing a 365 easy recipes challenge and this recipe for No-Bake Cereal Bars fits the bill to a tee. Plus, it’s made with cereal, so it’s health food, right? One of the great things about this recipe is that I usually have most of the ingredients in the pantry.
No-Bake Cereal Bars
6 cups Special K
1-1/2 cups peanut butter
1 cup corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
Place cereal in a large heatproof bowl; set aside. In a saucepan, combine the peanut butter, corn syrup and sugar. Cook over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally. Pour over cereal and stir until well coated.
Spread into a greased 13-in. x 2-in. pan. In a microwave or heavy saucepan, melt chocolate and butterscotch chips; stir until smooth. Spread over bars. Cool completely before cutting.
This recipe is so simple one would think I didn’t have enough things to mess with, right? WRONG! I did. Not much but I definitely did.
I didn’t have any Special K cereal but I did have corn flakes left over from Hash Brown Pork Casserole so that’s what I used! And…AND I didn’t have one cup of corn syrup on hand either so I cut the recipe in half and botta bing, botta boom we have a dessert that fits in nicely with my 365 easy recipes challenge.