Peanut Butter-Cereal Bars

1 08 2011

This past weekend we headed down to southern Ohio for a family reunion we host every other year. It’s a pot luck style gathering with a lot of great, homey comfort food! I needed something that would travel well and last overnight. I also wanted to cook up a little of my Grammy, who always loved our reunions.

Have you ever flipped through a Pillsbury cookbook – the mini magazine kind? If not, there are some great recipes in these little beauties – and now I have a whole collection of them from Gram! I found these cereal bars in one of them and new this would be a great travel treat recipe that Grammy would have enjoyed 🙂

Peanut Butter-Cereal Bars

Ingredients (the following makes 24 bars):

  • 3 cups Corn Chex cereal
  • 2 cups Total Honey Clusters cereal – I couldn’t find this so I substituted Honey Roasted Honey Bunches of Oats. The recipe also warns that if regular Total is substituted for the Honey Clusters, these bars won’t stick together tightly.
  • 2 cups Honey Nut Cheerios cereal
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 20 large marshmallows

Spray 13 x 9 pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix cereals and set aside.

Cook remaining ingredients in a saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until marshmallows are melted. Pour over cereal mixture and mix well.

Press mixture firmly into pan and let cool before cutting. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows and store tightly covered.

 

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