Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheerio Bars by Rebecca Wilhelm with Roses & Whiskers
Yields: 16 servings
If cereal is a breakfast food, does that mean it's okay to start off the day with one of these peanut butter chocolate Cheerio bars? (If your answer isn't "yes," then maybe rethink the question and try again!) This recipe calls for chocolate Cheerios, which by themselves aren't super chocolaty. But that's actually perfect. The Cheerios complement the peanut butter bars, and no one flavor dominates the other.
Topped with a chocolate brown sugar frosting and a colorful Sprinkle Pop mix. (Choose your own adventure with the sprinkles! I went with the "Cactus Flower" mix.)
The bars are both a little bit crunchy because of the Cheerios and a little bit chewy thanks to the marshmallow creme and peanut butter.
This is a no-bake recipe that comes together easily. But I do recommend measuring out the ingredients in advance. You need to work quickly once you take the sugar and corn syrup off the stove, before the bar mixture sets. The same goes for the frosting.
Speaking of the frosting, be sure to sift the powdered sugar and cocoa powder, otherwise it may be lumpy. Use a fine-meshed colander if you don't have a sifter.
Chill the bars in the refrigerator for at least one hour before cutting. Lift the bars out of the pan using the parchment paper and then cut them into 16 squares with a serrated knife. Store the bars in the refrigerator. Otherwise they'll get a little sticky. Enjoy!
Chocolate Brown Sugar Frosting Ingredients:
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