Snow Covered Crunch Bars

Prize-Winning Recipe Fall 2010! Love Chex® Muddy Buddies®? Try this winning bar the same chocolate, peanut butter and Chex® combo.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 36

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
egg
1
package (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
2 1/2
cups peanut butter
6
cups Rice Chex™ cereal
1/2
to 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch baking pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, 1/2 cup butter and egg until soft dough forms. Press dough in bottom of pan. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 2 In large microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and the remaining 1/2 cup butter on High about 1 1/2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until melted and smooth. Add peanut butter; mix until well blended.
  • 3 Place cereal in 1-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag. Using your hands, gently break cereal into small pieces. Gently stir cereal into chocolate mixture until cereal is coated. Spread cereal mixture evenly over cookie crust; gently press. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until bars are set. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows. Store covered at room temperature.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
170),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
200mg
200%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
16g
16%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 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; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.