Saturday, February 16, 2013

Crispy Chocolate Bars

These are delicious and easy to make!!  I found this recipe on the Southern Living website a couple of weeks ago.  On their website they cut them into hearts with a cookie cutter and I did that the first time I made these but you do not get as many portions that way.  It worked for that day but in the pictures below I cut them into bars and I made a double batch both times I made these.  I believe we got about 20+ bars out of the one we cut and I may have gotten 10 hearts using a heart cookie cutter.

Just think about a rice krispie treat covered in chocolate with a hint of peanut butter!!  You can also add peanuts but I decided not to.

Melt chocolate for 2 minutes in microwave stirring after  1 minute, once melted stir in a 1/2 cup peanut butter  then add 2 cups of rice krispie cereal then 1 1/2 cups of marshmallows.  Stir until incorporated then pour into a 9X9 foil or parchment line pan (or lightly oil pan).  Let it set for about an hour or place in the fridge or freezer for about 15 minutes to speed up the process.

This was a double batch recipe using a 9X13 pan but if are just doing a single batch use a 9X9 pan so you have a thicker bar! 

This is the 2nd platter so maybe it made more like 30+ bars.

Crispy Chocolate Bars

1 (12 ounce) pkg semisweet chocolate morsels
½ cup peanut butter
2 cups rice krispie cereal 
1 ½ cups peanut (optional)
1 ½ cups miniature marshmallows

Microwave chocolate morsels in a large glass bowl at HIGH for 2 minutes or until melted, stirring every 30 seconds.  Stir in peanut butter, stirring until well blended.
Stir in cereal, peanuts (optional), and marshmallows.  Line a 9X9 inch pan with foil.  Lightly grease foil.  Press mixture into foil-lined pan.  Let stand 1 hour until firm, cut with a 3 inch heart shaped cookie cutter to make hearts.  Store hearts in an airtight container or place in a candy box, if desired.

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