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{No Bake} Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cereal Bars

Servings 12
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 5 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup or sub 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 and 1/2 cups + 2 tablespoons Cocoa Krispies
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats

Topping

  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips*
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons coconut oil separated, or vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Line an 8 x 8 baking tray with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Set aside.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl combine the peanut butter, honey, and maple syrup. Microwave for 30 seconds and then stir. Stir in the vanilla and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the Cocoa Krispies and old-fashioned oats. Stir.
  4. Add in the peanut butter mixture and stir until everything is well combined. If the mixture is still dry, add a bit more honey and peanut butter.
  5. Press the mixture into the 8 x 8 baking pan. The mixture will seem like a lot, but really compress it into the pan. Press hard until it is very compressed and even.
  6. Place in the fridge while preparing the top.
  7. Microwave the milk chocolate chips with 1 teaspoon coconut oil for 30 seconds. Stir until melted (Return the chocolate to the microwave for 10-15 second bursts if it isn't completely melted.)
  8. In another bowl, microwave the peanut butter chips with remaining 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil for 20 second bursts.
  9. Using a spatula, spread the melted chocolate over the bars evenly. (A thin layer of chocolate should cover it all).
  10. Then pour the melted peanut butter chips in horizontal lines across the top of the chocolate.
  11. Using a butterknife, drag the lines from top to bottom vertically to create the peanut butter swirl effect seen in the bars.

Recipe Notes

*I buy the Nestle peanut butter + chocolate baking chips bag and separate the chips.