Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares

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Rice cereal gives the classic combo of chocolate and peanut butter a satisfying crunch. The trick to making these easy squares is working quickly—otherwise, the sugar may harden before you press the mixture into the pan.

  • Portion size 16 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: February 2015

Ingredients

  • 4 cups rice crisp cereal
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 340 g semisweet chocolate (about 12 oz), chopped

Method

Line 8-inch (2 L) square cake pan with parchment paper. Add cereal to large bowl. Set aside.

In small saucepan, bring sugar, corn syrup and 1/3 cup water to boil over medium-high heat. Continue to boil, without stirring, until consistency of maple syrup, 4 to 6 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in peanut butter and butter until smooth. Pour over cereal; stir until well combined. Scrape into prepared pan, smoothing top. Let cool to room temperature.

In heatproof bowl set over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate; pour over cereal mixture, smoothing top. Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour. Let stand for 30 minutes before slicing.

Nutritional facts per square: about

  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 153 mg
  • Sugars 21 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 254.0
  • Total fat 14 g
  • Potassium 139 mg
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Total carbohydrate 33 g

%RDI

  • Iron 13.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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