No-Bake Cereal Bars

Not sure how to get rid of the box of cheerios I had in my pantry, since Maria hasn’t shown any interest in them, but then I came across this version of those gooey peanut buttery bars similar to Special K bars.  And YUM!  I had everything on hand and it depleted my over abundance of cheerios and corn syrup (not sure why I had 2 bottles!)

No-Bake Cereal Bars

1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups peanut butter
6 cups Cheerios
1 bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips

1. Lightly spray 13×9″ pan with cooking spray. In a 4-5 qt Dutch oven, heat corn syrup and sugar to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Cook until sugar is dissolved; remove from heat. Add 1 cup of the peanut butter; stir until smooth. Add cereal; mix well. Immediately, press in buttered pan.

2. In a 2-qt saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate chips with remaining 1/4 cup peanut butter, stirring constantly. Spread evenly over bars. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or cool completely at room temperature until chocolate is set.

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