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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cereal Treats

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 45 min (includes setting time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 24 bars
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Ingredients

Nonstick cooking spray, for the parchment and spatula

6 tablespoons unsalted butter 

One 10-ounce bag mini marshmallows 

One 18-ounce box peanut butter crunch cereal, such as Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch 

1 cup honey-roasted peanuts 

6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips, melted 

Directions

  1. Line a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with a piece of parchment paper, leaving 1 inch of paper hanging over each side of the dish. This will help with removing the treats later. Spray the parchment paper with nonstick spray.
  2. In a 6-quart Dutch oven over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the marshmallows and cook, stirring continuously, until the marshmallows are melted and the butter is incorporated, 3 to 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and quickly add the cereal and peanuts; stir to combine. Transfer the cereal mixture to the prepared baking dish. Lightly coat a spatula with cooking spray, then use it to spread out the cereal mixture evenly.
  3. Put the melted chocolate in a plastic sandwich bag (or pastry bag), cut off one corner and drizzle over the top of the cereal treats. Refrigerate, uncovered, until set, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Remove the cereal treats using the parchment paper and cut into 24 bars.