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No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Corn Flake Bars

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If a quick and easy chocolate peanut butter treat is what you need, these cornflake bars are just the thing. They are the perfect mix of crunchy, chewy and delicious.

stack of peanut butter corn flake squares with chocolate topping

      You are just a few minutes and a handful of ingredients away from a delicious sweet treat. The peanut butter layer is sweet and chewy with  the crunch of corn flakes throughout.

Of course a layer of chocolate on top brings it all together. These no bake treats will become your favorite quick treat!

warm peanut butter mixture in saucepan

       If you have a saucepan, a spoon and a few pantry staples, you are well on your way to a fabulous treat. Just melt together some peanut butter goodness and stir in plenty of corn flakes.

       Then press that delicious mixture into a greased pan. Go ahead and give it a good press, that is what is going to hold it all together as it sets.

corn flakes stirred into peanut butter mixture in saucepan

       Then melt together some chocolate and peanut butter and spread it over the top.  The peanut butter not only drives home the flavor combo, but keeps the set chocolate softer.

       So as you take a bite, you get that creamy chocolate that gives way to the chewy crunch of the peanut butter and corn flake layer.  They are so quick and easy to make, you will want to do it all of the time.

peanut butter corn flake mixture pressed into pan.

     The would be great after school snacks or perfect for drop in guests you weren’t expecting.  They are always just a few minutes away and a happy surprise to those they are served to.

More quick and easy treat recipes:

small squares of chocolate peanut butter corn flake bars in front of pan of treats

Tips and tricks:

Go ahead and crunch up the corn flakes a bit while you are stirring, you don’t have to be gentle and keep them whole.

Give the peanut butter mixture a good smash down when you transfer it to the pan.  That is what is going to hold them together when it’s time to cut and serve them.

Be careful not to overcook the chocolate chips when you are melting them.  Give them a good stir between each trip to the microwave and stop as soon as it stirs smooth. 

large pieces of no bake chocolate peanut butter corn flake bars in front of pan of bars

    It never hurts to have  some quick and easy treats like this up your sleeve. What are your favorite simple treats to make?

Yield: 16 Servings

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Corn Flake Bars

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If a quick and easy chocolate peanut butter treat is what you need, these corn flake bars are just the thing. They are the perfect mix of crunchy, chewy and delicious.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

Peanut Butter Layer

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 cups corn flakes

Chocolate Icing

  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Grease an 8" square pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium to large sauce pan, cook the peanut butter, corn syrup and sugar over medium low heat until it's warm and gooey. The sugar should be dissolved into the mixture and not grainy.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the corn flakes, there's no need to be gentle or try not to break them.
  4. Press peanut butter corn flake mixture into pan. Apply some pressure to make it all stick together.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the chocolate chips and remaining peanut butter.
  6. Microwave for 30 seconds, then stir. Continue to microwave in 15 second bursts until you are able to stir the mixture smooth. Spread over peanut butter layer.
  7. Allow to set, you can hasten the process by putting it in the refrigerator.
  8. Cut into small pieces and serve.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 238Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 95mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 3gSugar: 23gProtein: 6g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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If a quick and easy chocolate peanut butter treat is what you meed, these corn flake bars are just the thing. They are the perfect mix of crunchy, chewy and delicious.

Thanks for sharing!

angela duffy

Sunday 12th of December 2021

Does it matter what peanut butter I use? Can I use all natural?

Carlee

Sunday 12th of December 2021

I haven't tried it, but I think it should work ok in these. Let me know how it goes!

Aurealius

Friday 19th of November 2021

Not sure what i did, corn syrup may have been old but it was harder than rick when it set. Our goat likes them though. Will try again with new syrup.

Carlee

Saturday 20th of November 2021

If it gets over caramelized it can set really hard too. I'd either cook it a little less time or a little bit lower temperature next time.

Linda

Friday 5th of November 2021

I’m thinking of making these without the chocolate , but I want to add some marshmallows and candy corn., Do you think they will both just dissolve in the heat/warmth of the mixture?

Carlee

Saturday 6th of November 2021

I would think if you add them at the end with the cereal they should be fine. That sounds really delicious!

Theresa

Tuesday 25th of May 2021

They turned out really good. So quick & easy. And delicious. Thank you

Carlee

Wednesday 26th of May 2021

I am so glad you liked them!

Anonymous

Saturday 4th of July 2020

Mine didn't stick together very well. Maybe I just didn't press them down hard enough!

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