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Saturday, May 07, 2011

Chocolate Crisps

There is an endless number of no bake bars recipes using dry cereals.  Some of them involve minimal cooking but all are easy enough to make that they are the ideal beginner's recipe.  Cereal bars tend to have few ingredients, most of them common pantry items as well.  They are the ideal treat for school lunches and yet are a favourite dessert item at many functions. 

chocolate crisps
Chocolate crisps takes advatage of the classical pairing of chocolate with peanut butter.  They are a delectible change from plain rice krispies squares and every bit as easy to make.  These squares are sure to become a family favourite!

Chocolate Crisps
source: modified from Jean Paré, 150 Delicious Squares (1981), Pp. 10

¾ c honey
1 c peanut butter
1 c semisweet chocolate chips
1 c salted peanuts
3 c rice krispies cereal

Mix cereal and peanuts together in mixing bowl.  Combine honey and peanut butter in sauce pan.  Melt over low heat.  Bring to a boil.  Remove from heat.  Stir in the chocolate chips.  Stir until melted.  Pour the chocolate mixture over the cereal mix.  Stir to coat.  Press mixture into a greased 9 x 9 - inch baking dish.  Chill in the refrigerator until firm.  Cut into squares.

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