Chocolate Cereal Bars

    1 hour 15 min

    These are not the healthy kind - but ones that kids can help you make and easily adapted to suit whatever they like!

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    Makes: 24 square bars

    • 200g caster sugar
    • 235ml golden syrup
    • 350g peanut butter
    • 225g cereal (such as Special K)
    • Reese's peanut butter cups, chopped up (optional)
    • 170g milk or dark chocolate chips

    Prep:15min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Lightly grease a long rectangular baking tray.
    2. In a large sauce pan, combine sugar and golden syrup. Cook over medium heat until boiling. Stir in peanut butter until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the cereal. Pat the cereal mixture down into the baking tray, spreading it out to cover as much as possible with out leaving holes.
    3. Melt peanut butter and chocolate chips in the microwave. Spread the melted mixture over the cereal mixture and refrigerate to set.

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    with all that golden syrup, I felt that 200g sugar was too much so I halved the amount stated and they turned out just right for our taste. I used cheerios that I crushed a little simply because I needed to use them up. the whole family loved them. didn't use the peanut butter cups, I just added an extra tablespoon of peanut butter to the melted chocolate  -  08 Apr 2014


    Good idea. However taste just a syrup / sugar bar. Good overall idea but really needs alot less sugar. Way too much to handle.  -  29 Jan 2018


    We call these "Special K" bars, for the obvious reason, at our house. My recipe calls for 1 tsp of vanilla to be added with the peanut butter. If your bars are turning out hard, you are over cooking the sugar and syrup. Once that mixture boils, I remove the pan from the heat and add the peanut butter and vanilla. I also use butterscotch chips instead of peanutbutter ones.  -  03 Jul 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)