A delicious sweet crunchy, chewy, chocolaty treat the whole family will love, these No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares are easy to make too. You'll want to store these treats in the fridge to keep their shape.
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living
2cupsair-popped plain popcorn
2cupscrisp rice cereal
2cupscircle oat cereal (I used Cheerios)
1/3cupunsalted peanuts, chopped
1ounceunsweetened chocolate, chopped
1jar(7-1/2 ounces) marshmallow creme
1/4cupcreamy or chunky peanut butter
3tablespoonsunsweetened cocoa powder
Line a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with foil, allowing the foil to extend over the rim of the pan by 2 inches. to make removal easy. Spray the foil with non-stick spray.
In a very large bowl, combine the popcorn, rice cereal, oat cereal and peanuts.
Put the butter and chocolate in a large non-stick skillet and set over low heat. Cook, stirring until melted, 2 to 3 minutes.
Remove the skillet from the heat; add the marshmallow creme, peanut butter, cocoa powder and vanilla. Return the skillet to the heat and cook, stirring until well blended and hot, 2 to 3 minutes more.
Scrape the marshmallow mixture on top of the cereal mixture. With a rubber spatula, stir vigorously until the cereal mixture is evenly coated.
Scrape into the baking pan.
Spray your hands with non-stick spray and then press down firmly on the mixture to form an even layer.
Refrigerate until completely cool and set.
Lift from the pan using the foil as handles. With a serrated knife lightly sprayed with nonstick spray, cut into 24 squares.
Store leftovers in the refrigerator to keep them firm.