Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 10 mins | Total Time: 1 hour 30 mins -- includes cooling time
Servings: 36 bars
Sweet and salty collide in these chewy peanut buttery bars. Rice Krispies and chopped peanuts add a soft crunch.
- 1 cup honey
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 5 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 1 1/2 cups salted peanuts, rough-chopped, divided use
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, optional
a 9- x 13-inch pan with aluminum foil, allowing some of the foil to
hang over each end of the pan. Butter foil and set pan aside.
a 4-quart sauce pot, stir together the honey and sugar. Cook over
medium heat about 5-7 minutes until the mixture just starts to bubble
and the sugar has dissolved.
- Turn off heat and move pot to a
cool burner. Stir in the peanut butter and salt until mixture is smooth.
Add the Rice Krispies and 1 cup of the peanuts. Mix together well. The
mixture will be stiff. Turn out into prepared pan and press mixture
evenly into pan with the back of a large spoon. Immediately sprinkle the
remaining 1/2 cup of peanuts over the top of the bars. Press gently,
but firmly, onto the top of the bars, just firm enough for the peanuts
to stick to the top of the bars.
- Cool bars to room temperature,
30 minutes - 1 hour, before cutting. Using the foil ends, lift the
cooled mixture from the pan and place on a cutting board. Pull back the
foil and cut cooled mixture into bars. Recommendation: To
make cutting easier, warm a sharp, sturdy knife under hot, running
water. Make one or two slices into the bars, then rinse knife under hot
water again and make another one or two cuts. Repeat as often as needed
until all bars have been cut.
- If topping with chocolate chips,
place bars on a cooling rack with wax paper below the rack. In a
microwave safe bowl, cook the chocolate chips for 30 seconds on high.
Remove bowl and stir chips. Return to microwave and cook for another 30
seconds on high. Stir well. If the chocolate is not smooth and thin
enough to drizzle, return to microwave for an additional 10 seconds,
then stir. Repeat if necessary. Drizzle bars with melted chocolate. Note: DO NOT add water to the chocolate; the chocolate will seize and will be unusable.
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