Friday, October 29, 2010

Snow Covered Crunch Bars

When I found this recipe I knew I just had to try it out.  You combine sugar cookies, chocolate, crunch and throw in some peanut butter, it is an amazing combination.  My son's reaction was they were "pretty bomb"(which in his terms means he loved them in an interesting way.) 
Snow Covered Crunch Bars
adapted from Betty Crocker
1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz.) sugar cookie mix
1 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups chocolate chips
2 cups peanut butter
5 cups crispy rice cereal
 1/4 cup powdered sugar
Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Spray a 13 x 9 pan with cooking spray.  In a large bowl stir cookie mix, 1/2 cup butter, egg and vanilla.until a soft dough forms. Press dough in the bottom of the pan.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until the edges are light golden brown. 
 Cool 15 minutes.
In a large microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and the remaining 1/2 cup butter on High, stirring after 1 minute, unitl the chocolate is melted and smooth.  Add peanut butter and mix until well blended.
Crush cereal just a bit in a large resealable bag.  Gently stir cereal into chocolate mixture until cereal is coated.  Spread mixture evenly over cookie crust, gently press. 

Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Refrigerate for about 1 hour or until bars are set.  Store covered at room temperature.
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13 comments:

  1. Looks good! Love the teenage translation:@)

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  2. This looks delicious! How much peanut butter did you use?

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  3. They look so quick and yummy. My son would love those.

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  4. Oh mercy! How could that NOT be amazing??? SOunds (and looks) delicious!!!

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  5. I'll bet they really were the bomb. I'd love that combo of pb, and chocolate, and crunchiness I'm sure.

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  6. following you back from thebabybottomline.com :)
    Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Lol - kids and their terms. Thankfully they occasionally translate for us.

    ;)
    ButterYum

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  8. That chocolate peanut butter topping is one of my favorite things. We usually use it on top of a chocolate cake base, but the sugar cookie base would be great for an added crunch. By the way, be sure to check back on my blog next Monday for a chance to win a CSN gift certificate.

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  9. Very nice! And they look so simple! Gotta save this one, thanks! Especially with the review of "pretty bomb"!

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  10. OMG!! Sinful! Those are amazing!!!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
    www.mawhats4dinner.com

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  11. Mmm, love the idea of sugar cookie on the bottom. I make almost the same thing, but it has a brownie bottom layer. It's not too much chocolate (can there ever be too much chocolate?) but I can't help but think the sugar cookie would be even better. I have the recipe on my blog on the left side, if you're interested, called Fudgy PB Rice Krispie Brownies, I think.

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  12. Wow! Those look so wonderful! Wish I had some to snack on this afternoon! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

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