I became inspired after flipping through an employee cookbook that a friend gave to me.
Peanuts and caramel? Chocolate and peanut butter? Sounds like a winner. So after some tweaking, this is what I came up with.
These are fabulous because they are no bake. They didn’t even have to take up any space in the fridge because after I put the lid on them I set them in the garage where it was cool enough to set the chocolate. Pure bliss is well on it’s way. This will make the peanut butter and chocolate lovers in your life extra happy!
Day 1: Glazed Eggnog Cookies
Day 2: Salted Chocolate Tartlets
Recipe by Crumbs and Chaos
1 (11 oz.) bag CARAMEL BITS
2 Tablespoons WATER
1 cup CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER, divided
1 1/2 cups PEANUTS
4 cups CHEERIOS
2 cups MILK CHOCOLATE CHIPS
Line a 9 x 13 baking pan with foil leaving handles to remove the bars from the pan, spray lightly with cooking spray.
In a microwavable bowl, place caramel bits, water and 1/2 cup peanut butter. Microwave in 1 minute intervals, stirring between times, until smooth. Stir in peanuts and cereal. Spread mixture into prepared pan.
In a different bowl, microwave chocolate chips and 1/2 cup peanut butter for 1 minute, stir. Microwave 30 seconds more. Spread over cereal layer. Chill until chocolate is firm. Remove from pan using foil handles. Cut into squares.
*Caramel bits can be found in the baking section near the chocolate chips.
This recipe may to linked to these fabulous parties: SUNDAY Sharing Sundays – Everyday Sisters,Sweet Indulgences Sunday – A Well Seasoned Life, Church Supper – Everyday Mom’s Meals MONDAY Melt In Your Mouth Monday – Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms, Recipe Sharing Mondays – Jam Hands, Made By You Monday – Skip To My Lou, Mingle Monday – Add A Pinch, Makin’ You Crave Monday – Mrs. Happy Homemaker, Monday Link Party – Polish the Stars, Must Try Mondays – My Favorite Finds TUESDAY Tasty Tuesday – Balancing Beauty and Bedlam, Tasty Tuesday – Nap Time Creations, Totally Tasty Tuesday – Mandy’s Recipe Box, Tuesday Time Out – Reasons to Skip the Housework, Tuesday Talent Show – Chef in Training, Crazy Sweet Tueasday – Crazy For Crust, Tasty Tuesday – 33 Shades of Green, Totally Inspired Tuesdays – The Inspired Collection WEDNESDAY These Chicks Cooked – This Chick Cooks, Recipe Linky – Newlyweds Blog, What I Whipped Up Wednesday – Sugar and Dots, Idea Sharing Wednesday – Women Who Do It All THURSDAY Sweet Treats Thursday – Something Swanky, It’s a Keeper – Everyday Tastes, Things I’ve Done Thursday – Bear Rabbit Bear, Weekend Wander – While He Was Napping, Tastetastic Thursday – A Little Nosh, One Stop Thursday Party – Digital Scrapbooking Made Easy Full Plate Thursday – Miz Helen’s Country Cottage, Chic & Crafty Thursdays – The Frugal Girls, Crazy Cute Thursdays – Between U & Me FRIDAY Sweet Tooth Friday – Alli-n-Son, I’m Lovin’ It – Tidy Mom, Fat Camp Friday – Mangoes and Chutney, Fusion Friday – Jane Deere Blog, Friday Favorites – Simply Sweet Home, Friday Flair – Whipperberry, Feature Friday – Blissful and Domestic, 4th Friday Finale – Over The Big Moon SATURDAY Seasonal Inspiration – Crumbs and Chaos, Strut Your Stuff Saturday – Six Sister’s Stuff, Show and Tell Saturdays – Be Different Act Normal, Sweets For a Saturday – Sweet As Sugar Cookies, Tip Junkie, Everybody’s Creative Endeavor – Every Creative Endeavor, Tip Junkie, Once Upon A Weekend – Family Ever After, December Sharing Time – Raising Memories