Yummy No-Bake Bars

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The combination of peanut butter and chocolate makes this no-bake bar cookie recipe popular with kids and adults. Line the baking pan with foil for easy serving.

yummy no-bake bars on platter
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
25 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
64
Yield:
64 bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 cup light-color corn syrup

  • 2 cup peanut butter

  • 3 cup crisp rice cereal

  • 3 cup cornflakes

  • ¾ cup butter

  • 4 cup powdered sugar

  • 2 4-serving-size packages vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 1 12 ounce package semisweet chocolate pieces

  • ½ cup butter

Directions

  1. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil, extending the foil over the edges of the pan; set aside.

  2. In a large saucepan, combine granulated sugar and corn syrup; heat and stir just until mixture boils around edges. Heat and stir for 1 minute more. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter until melted. Stir in rice cereal and cornflakes until coated. Press mixture into the bottom of prepared pan.

  3. For pudding layer, in a medium saucepan, melt the 3/4 cup butter. Stir in powdered sugar, dry vanilla pudding mixes, and milk. Spread pudding mixture over cereal layer; set aside.

  4. For frosting, in a small saucepan, combine chocolate pieces and the 1/2 cup butter; heat and stir over low heat until melted. Spread frosting over pudding layer. Cover and chill about 1 hour or until set. To serve, remove set mixture from pan by lifting foil. Place on a cutting board; cut into bars. Makes 64 bars.

Tips

Layer bars between waxed paper in an airtight storage container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

182 Calories
9g Fat
25g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 64
Calories 182
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 133mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.7mg 4%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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