Sunday, February 27, 2011

Whatchamacallit Cereal Bars

Another Friday night meant another kid sleepover so these little sugar nuggets were whipped up in no time when I ran out of snacks to feed the hungry girl mob. Beware because these are very sweet so cut in small girly squares. My husband declared they tasted just like the candy bar Whatchamacallits so hence the name.

Whatchmacallit Cereal bars

6 cups puffed rice cereal
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup honey
1 cup sugar
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
12 0z. butterscotch chips

Combine the puffed rice cereal and the peanut butter in a large mixing bowl (do not mix yet). Set aside. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.

Combine the honey and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, just until boiling. Immediately remove from the heat and pour the hot mixture over the peanut butter and rice cereal. Mix well with a spoon or spatula until the peanut butter is completely melted and all ingredients are evenly combined.

Press the mixture in an even layer in the prepared baking pan. Combine the chocolate chips and butterscotch chips in a heatproof bowl and microwave in 30-sec increments stirring occasionally until completely melted and smooth. Pour over the cereal layer and smooth with a spatula. Cover and chill until the top layer is set before slicing into bars.

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