No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cereal Bars

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I have been crazy busy and have totally neglected my family on sweets and dinners for that matter!!  The girl has basketball camp this week and needed a dessert for her lunch. These cereal bars are super easy and delish!!

This Recipe is from one of my favorite sites, Barefeet in the Kitchen .  Her website and facebook page, (facebook link) are always full of fabulous recipes and the best thing about her site is it’s “real” and she offers MANY Gluten Free options!!!  Please take a minute to visit her site as I know you will find something you like!!

These yummy chocolatey peanut butter bars are definitely a hit in our house and so easy.  I have made them in the past and added many different items such as: raisins, coconut flakes, peanuts, cherries (chopped), mini marshmallows, and M&M’s.

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Here is the recipe how I made them:    And the link to: Barefeet in the Kitchen’s printable recipe

No Bake Chocolate Cereal Bars
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup honey
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter or almond butter
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups corn flakes

Combine the sugar, honey and peanut butter in a large glass bowl and microwave for about 2 minutes, stirring after every thirty seconds until it is smooth and liquefied. Add the chocolate and stir again until melted.  (If the chocolate doesn’t melt into the liquid completely, just warm it another 30 seconds and stir again.) Add the cereal and stir to coat completely.

Line a 9×9 pan with parchment paper and spray the parchment paper with cooking spray or lightly rub a little butter on it.

Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of the pan. Chill in the refrigerator until firm, about 2-3 hours. Cut into strips and store in the refrigerator in an air tight container.

These won’t last long so don’t worry about how long they will keep!!

 

4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

That’s correct—4 INGREDIENTS!!  1 cup peanut butter / 1 cup sugar / 1 egg / 1/2 cup chocolate chips

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Typical scene…my daughter runs in from school and says “mom, I forgot for the National Elementary Honor Society talent show tomorrow I need to make peanut butter cookies for the bake sale”.  So let’s see, we have voice lessons, hockey, barn chores, dinner, homework and somewhere we have to fit in making cookies now.  Plus I was out of eggs but luckily there were 3 in the coop!!

This is from a link I shared a while back called 33 Genius Three Ingredient Recipes ( http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/genius-three-ingredient-recipes )

We added chocolate chips so it was 4 ingredients.  We also doubled the recipe. I was very skeptical as I make a mean peanut butter cookie but use many more ingredients, take more time and use a few more dishes.  This recipe was genius for me tonight!!!  Mine are not gluten free and BONUS…these are!!

The recipe is under the link above.  Great recipe, easy, hassle free, fast and mighty darn tasty!!!

I rolled the cookies into “walnut” size balls and my daughter pressed them for the criss cross.  This made 59 cookies total.  We baked them for exactly 12 minutes each.

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