I’m so far behind in posting this – I made it over the holidays and everyone loved it! Relatively simple to make, I classify them as gourmet rice krispy squares. My in-laws came over for lunch on Boxing Day and my sister-in-law said that these squares were the best thing I served!
Please, if you like rice krispy squares, chocolate and peanut butter – you really need to make these!
Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares
Prep time: 25 mins
Total time: 2 hours, 30 mins
4 cups (1 L) rice crisp cereal
1/2 cup (125 mL) granulated sugar
1/3 cup (75 mL) corn syrup
1/2 cup (125 mL) smooth peanut butter
1/3 cup (75 mL) butter, melted
340 g semisweet chocolate, (about 12 oz), chopped (1 oz = 1 square)
Line 8-inch (2 L) square cake pan with parchment paper. Add cereal to large bowl. Set aside.
In small saucepan, bring sugar, corn syrup and 1/3 cup water to boil over medium-high heat. Continue to boil, without stirring, until consistency of maple syrup, 4 to 6 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in peanut butter and butter until smooth. Pour over cereal; stir until well combined. Scrape into prepared pan, smoothing top. Let cool to room temperature.
In heatproof bowl set over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate; pour over cereal mixture, smoothing top. Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour. Let stand for 30 minutes before slicing.
The recipe is copied directly from: http://www.canadianliving.com/food/crispy_chocolate_peanut_butter_squares.php
Note: I followed the directions on the box of chocolate for melting it in the microwave. I think it worked just fine and it was easy!