Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch Bars

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch Bars

recipe adapted from Joyously Domestic

5 cups corn flakes

1 cup light corn syrup

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 cups creamy peanut butter

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup chocolate chips

Measure out corn flakes and add to a large bowl; set aside. You have to do this beforehand because you need to work quickly once the corn syrup mixture is ready.

Line a 13x9 baking dish with wax paper or aluminum foil; set aside. Same drill.

Heat corn syrup, sugar and salt in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat until boiling. Boil mixture for one minute or until sugar is no longer gritty. Do not cook longer than one minute or your soft syrup could set up like taffy or hard candy!

Remove from heat then stir in peanut butter and vanilla until smooth. Pour peanut butter mixture over cornflakes and gently fold until about halfway combined. Add chocolate chips and continue gently combining mixture until cornflakes and chocolate chips are evenly distributed (chocolate chips will melt slightly).

Spread mixture into prepared pan and tamp down a bit (I laid a sheet of wax paper over it and pressed down with my hands but a rubber spatula would do the trick too). Once cooled to room temperature, cover pan and refrigerate until chocolate is firm. Lifting up on wax paper or aluminum foil, remove giant awesome slab of goodness from pan then cut into bars. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.