Thursday, September 6, 2007

Supreme Rice Cereal Bars

Supreme Rice Cereal Bars
2 ½ cup chunky peanut butter, divided (2 cups and ½ cup) I used creamy
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup packed brown sugar
4 cups toasted rice cereal (Rice Krispies)
½ cup (1 stick butter, softened
1/3 cup milk
½ pkg of 3.3 oz (or 4 serving size)
4 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 ¾ cups (11.5 oz pkg) Milk Chocolate Morsels (I used semi-sweet)

Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll baking pan.
Heat 2 cups peanut butter, corn syrup and brown sugar in large saucepan over medium heat until mixture is nearly smooth; remove from heat. Stir in cereal until coated. Quickly press onto bottom of prepared pan; set aside
Combine butter, milk and pudding mix in large bowl until well combined. Gradually stir in powdered sugar until smooth. Spread pudding mixture evenly over cereal mixture.
Heat morsels and remaining (1/2 cup) peanut butter in medium saucepan over low heat until melted and almost smooth. Spread chocolate mixture over pudding mixture. Refrigerate for about 1 hour or until chocolate layer is set. Cover; refrigerate for an additional 4 hours or until firm. Cut into bars.
Note: May freeze for longer storage.

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