Thursday, November 08, 2012
No-Bake Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cornflake Bars
Peanut butter and chocolate.
A match made in heaven. (Actually, today it was a match made in my mixing bowl!)
Thanks to Carolyn over at Care's Kitchen, I was inspired to make these simple bars after seeing the photos of them on her blog.
As I was reading through the recipe, I was super happy to see just how incredibly easy these are to throw together! Literally, I don't think I was in the kitchen for more than ten minutes!
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups creamy peanut butter
5 cups corn flakes
1 cup chocolate chips
Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with non-stick spray.
Pour cornflakes into a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
Combine and heat sugar and corn syrup in a medium sauce pan until boiling. You're just wanting to make sure the sugar is fully dissolved.
Remove from heat. Working quickly, stir in the peanut butter.
Pour mixture over cornflakes.
Stir to coat. Fold in the chocolate chips. The heat of the peanut butter mixture should be just hot enough to begin to melt the chocolate chips.
(If things start to cool too quickly and it all becomes difficult to stir, pop your bowl into the microwave for about 15 seconds to loosen everything up a little.)
Spoon the mixture into your baking dish and press down with a rubber spatula.
Cover with plastic wrap and place in fridge to cool and set ... about one hour.
Remove from fridge, cut and store in an air-tight container at room temperature.