Saturday, April 7, 2012

Peanut Butter 'n' Honey Bars

(This recipe was first posted in conjunction with Meijer Ad Week of 4/8/12 - 4/14/12)

This recipe was created out of desperation...and sometimes those kind are the best!  The inspiration for these treats came from an old-time favorite:  Scotcheroos.  Substitute Honey Nut Cheerios for the Rice Krispies, and voila, you have Peanut Butter 'n' Honey Bars.  But wait!  We have options!  If you leave off the frosting, these bars taste almost exactly like a peanut butter and honey sandwich.  If you have a thing for chocolate (who, me?), then add the frosting.  Enjoy!

1 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup peanut butter
6 cups Honey Nut Cheerios
1 cup chocolate chips (milk or semi-sweet)
1 cup butterscotch chips

Bars:  In a large saucepan, heat together sugar and corn syrup.  Bring to a boil and simmer 1 minute while stirring.  Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter until mixture is smooth.  Add Honey Nut Cheerios.  Stir carefully to combine without smashing the Cheerios.  Spread mixture in a greased 9x13 pan or container. 
Frosting:  Melt chips together over low heat.  Spread over bars.
Cool until firm.  Cut and serve.

Options and Tips
  • Try using peanut butter chips in place of butterscotch for a stronger peanut butter flavor.

This is an original recipe...well, kind of!

1 comment:

  1. Great twist on the scotcheroo! Nice option for lunches/snacks.