Peanut Butter-Filled Chocolate Cereal Bars

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.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

55

Minutes

Makes

24

bars

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
  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.
Makes 24 bars

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 270
    • (Calories from Fat 120),
  • Total Fat 13g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 150mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 36g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 25g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.