Tuesday, April 19, 2011

No-Bake Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bars

No-Bake Peanut Butter & Chocolate Bars


 Do you remember the the recipe I shared (Milky Way Cake) with instructions to say your prayers first  and ask the Good Lord for willpower?

Well, if you make this, then you'd better be "prayed-up" too!  It's easy (no bake) so that's a double threat. We don't make difficult recipes that often, do we?  I knew I'd better send this batch to work with my husband the very next day...or else!   I promised the recipe would be on my blog, so y'all, enjoy!

1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light-color corn syrup
2 cups peanut butter
3 cups rise cereal
3 cups cornflakes
3/4 cup butter
4 cups powdered sugar
two 4-serving size pkgs vanilla instant pudding mix
1/4 cup milk
1 12-oz pkg semisweet chocolate pieces
1/2 cup butter

(are you dizzy yet???)

Line a 15 x 10 x 1 inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan.  Set pan aside.

In a large saucepan combine granulated sugar and corn syrup.  Heat and stir just until mixture boils around the edges.  Heat and stir for 1 minute more.

Remove saucepan from heat.   Stir in peanut butter until melted.  Stir in rice cereal and cornflakes until coated.  Press mixture into the bottom of prepared pan.  (For this, I used my impeccably clean hands)

For pudding layer:  in a medium saucepan melt the 3/4 cup butter.  Stir in powdered sugar, dry vanilla pudding mixes and milk.  Spread this mixture evenly over the cereal layer; set aside.

For Frosting:  In a small saucepan combine the chocolate pieces and 1/2 cup butter.  Heat and stir over low heat until melted and smooth.  Spread on frosting over pudding layer.  Cover and chill until set.

To Serve:  Lift the foil out of pan, (I put mine on my glass cutting board) and cut into bars.   You'll need a good knife, or butcher knife/cleaver for this job.

For some reason, even though it's a "no bake" treat, I sure did mess up a lot of dishes...but that's probably just me.

ok, one more parting shot of these goodies...



So there you have it.  I would love to hear if you tried this and what the reaction was!  Please let me know because...I read every comment you leave!


33 comments:

  1. Those look delish! I am on such a peanut butter kick right now I want to pull out the ingredients and make this right now.

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  2. My mom made these when I was a kid and they are dangerous....lol....you'd see kids sneaking in and out of the kitchen all day long.

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  3. Yummy! Anything that is no bake is right up my alley. And you can't go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate!

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  4. All of your recipes are yummy!

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  5. Those look rich and delicious! Definitely a crowd pleaser.

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  6. They look delicious! And easy enough to make! :)

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  7. I am totally making this this weekend to bring to Easter dinner with my family! I love anything no back & our favorite Christmas cookies are no-bakes (with oatmeal, cocoa, & peanut butter) so I'm sure these will be a hit! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. stopping by for comment hour. These look delicious!

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  9. oh my - these would be a crowd pleaser! Love the blog! looking forward to reading more!

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  10. I am definitely going to have to pray on this one....specifically praying that I don't eat more of these than I should...but that probably won't happen! Thanks for the recipe! Adding to my comment hour recipe box!

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  11. Yum. I love peanut butter and chocolate...anything!

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  12. Those look delicious! You really can't go wrong with pb&chocolate!

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  13. oh my gosh, those look SOOOO yummy! I end up using way more dishes & pots than I want to. lol. came over from the SITS comment hour.

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  14. Those look YUM!! Stopping in from #CommentHour

    http://alittlenosh.blogspot.com

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  15. Oh, my! I think I've died and gone to chocolate heaven!

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  16. Oh my goodness! I'm in Chocolate and Peanut Butter heaven! :) These look like the perfect snack to take on our upcoming camping trip. :)

    Visiting from #commenthour

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  17. Love the look of your blog!!!!! And the sweet treats have me drooling! As soon as Lent is over I will have to attempt making some. :)

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  18. Yummmmmmmmmmmm. Visiting from #commenthour, now I need a snack...

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  19. oh no! another peanut butter goodie! and I am allergic!!

    stopping by from the #commenthour!

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  20. I'm bookmarking this so my daughter can make them. :)

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  21. I'm liking the idea of no-bake recipes. That icing sounds Yummers!! Must try. Stopping by for #commenthour

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  22. OH. MY. GOSH. Those look incredible. No bake????? I have got to try this!!


    Stopping by from #commenthour! -Meg

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  23. OMG! I CAN'T WAIT to try this! :) Thanks

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  24. WOW! Are you trying to kill my diet? These look SOOOOOOOOO good! And No Bake...I'm in Heaven.

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  25. Man! I can't get corn syrup or instant pudding over here. Those look so good!

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  26. Sorry, forgot to say: here from #commenthour.

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  27. Dear Almighty God in Heaven, please have these waiting on the kitchen table in my mansion in Heaven. Amen!

    Pam

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  28. Those look YUMMY! Reese's cups are my favorite candy,so obviously I love peanut butter and chocolate together. But....but....but did you have to show those pictures when I'm trying to diet? LOL

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  29. These look awesome and I will have to try them! I enjoyed your blog very much. I am now a follower. I hope you'll visit our blog soon!

    Lori

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  30. Coming to your blog and reading posts like this always makes me hungry! I think my kids would get a kick out of this recipe you've posted... and then I would have to deal with them jumping off of the walls...

    visiting from #commenthour

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