PEANUT BUTTER KRISPY BARS

PEANUT BUTTER KRISPY BARS

No-Bake, Vegan, and Gluten-Free

Several of you asked about the recipe for the Peanut Butter Krispy Bars last week at the Summer Trail Mixer. See the recipe from Jennifer Chaffin below! 

I used a 9x13 pan, but you can definitely half the recipe and use an 8x8 square pan.
Ingredients:
Base:
2 cups creamy peanut butter
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons vanialla extract
4 cups gluten-free cereal (I used a brown rice krispy cereal)
Topping:
3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 Tablespoons vegetable shortening (not necessary, but recommended for a smoother chocolate consistency)
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
Instructions:
1. Line your 9x13 pan with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
2. In a large microwavable bowl, combine 2 cups peanut butter, corn syrup, both sugars, and heat on high-power for 1 minute.  Stir, and heat for 1 more minute.
3. Add the vanilla and cereal to the peanut butter mixture and stir.
4. Once combined, pour the mixture into your prepared 9x13 pan and press with a spatula until you have a flat, smooth surface. Set aside.
5. Take a medium microwavable bowl and combine the chocolate chips and shortening.  Heat on high-power for 1 minute.  Stir.  Continue to heat for 10 seconds and stir until melted and smooth.
6. Pour the melted chocolate over your bars and smooth the top with a spatula.
7. In a small microwavable bowl, heat the 1/2 cup of peanut butter for around 30 seconds.  Stir until smooth.
8.  Drizzle over the chocolate layer of your bars.  (I made 5 long lines and then dragged a tooth pick through the lines to create a marbled effect with the chocolate.)
9. Cover with foil and chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours until the bars are set.  
10. Lift the base foil out of your pan and slice.  ENJOY!

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