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Brownie Batter-Peanut Butter Chex™ Bars

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Brownie Batter-Peanut Butter Chex™ Bars
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 24
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Fudgy brownies sandwiched between two layers of crunchy peanut butter Chex™ bars take these indulgent treats to the next level.
Updated Apr 22, 2019

Ingredients

Brownie Layer

Crispy Layers

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 8 cups mini marshmallows, from 2 (10 oz) bags
  • 3/4 cup crunchy or creamy peanut butter
  • 10 cups Rice Chex™ cereal
  • 2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom of 13x9-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray.
  • 2
    Make brownie batter as directed on box. Spread in pan.
  • 3
    Bake 22 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 1 hour.
  • 4
    Using fork, break apart brownies into small pieces. Place brownies in large bowl. Stir in chocolate syrup until brownies are moistened. Set aside.
  • 5
    Spray another 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 6
    In 6-quart Dutch oven, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add marshmallows; stir until completely melted and mixture is well blended, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter until melted. Add cereal; mix well. Using a spatula sprayed with cooking spray, press half of cereal mixture evenly in bottom of pan.
  • 7
    Top cereal layer with reserved brownie mixture; press to make a lightly packed brownie layer. Spoon remaining cereal mixture over top, and spread to cover brownie layer, pressing firmly for an even top. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 8
    In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and 1/2 teaspoon oil uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds. Stir until smooth. Drizzle over bars. Refrigerate about 40 minutes or until chocolate is set. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Short on time? Brownies can be baked the day before and stored tightly covered with foil until you are ready to complete the recipe.

Nutrition

340 Calories, 16g Total Fat, 4g Protein, 45g Total Carbohydrate, 25g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
150
Total Fat
16g
25%
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
260mg
11%
Potassium
120mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
45g
15%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
25g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 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; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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