Sunday, April 3, 2011

CHOCOLATE-PEANUT BUTTER CRUNCH BARS

I hosted a Pampered Chef party, so I made a bunch for goodies to snack on from their selection of recipes. I came across this one in their "Season's Best" book, and was amazingly surprised to how good it was!

CHOCOLATE-PEANUT BUTTER CRUNCH BARS


1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts, crushed
3 cups mini pretzel twists, coarsely crushed, divided
3 cups crisp rice cereal
3/4 cup butter, divided
1 bag mini marshmallows
1/2 light corn syrup
1 bag peanut butter morsels
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels

In a large bowl, mix together the crushed peanuts, 2 2/3 cup mini pretzels (reserve 1/3 cup for top) and rice cerel.

Place 6 tablespoons of butter in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave on HIGH for 60-90 minutes, or until melted. Add marshmallows and microwave on HIGH for 60-90 seconds. Stir until marshmallows and completely melted. Immediately add marshmallow mix in mixing bowl with nuts, pretzels and cereal.

Spread evenly and firmly press mixture onto a jelly roll pan that has been greased.

Combine 2 tablespoons of the butter and half of the corn syrup in microwave-safe bowl, and microwave on HIGH for 60-90 seconds or until melted. Stir in peanut-butter morsels, and mix until melted. Mixture will be stiff. Spread over crust.

For ganache, place remaining butter and corn syrup in bowl, microwave on HIGH 60-90 seconds, until melted. Stir in chocolate morsels' mix until smooth. Spread ganache evenly over peanut butter mixture.

Sprinkle with peanuts and reserved pretzels.

Place in freezer for 5-10 minutes or until set.

Cut into squares or desired shapes.


4 comments:

Chris&Melissa said...

So you're bringing some of these when you come to visit, right? =)

Galexi Cupcakes said...

Hi, stopping by from the UBP party. These look absolutely delicious!

Maranda said...

Pretty! Those were pretty good...but I liked those sugar cookie puffs better. :-)

Mari said...

These look fantastic Carolyn!
Thanks for dropping in and am following you back!
Love food inspiration!
Looking forward to what you'll link for Food Fight Friday!
Mari

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