Posts tagged ‘Captain Crunch Peanut Butter cereal’

April 15th, 2011

peanut butter crunch chocolate treats

One day while perusing food blogs, because I’m always on the hunt for the next yummy thing to make, I stumbled across a post on ValSoCal’s website for chocolate-peanut butter treats that stopped me in my tracks.

I stared.

I fantasized.

I drooled.

I coveted.

I. Must. Make. These.

Thankfully Val published the recipe so I was able to recreate this genius. I knew hubs was gonna love me for this! The treat are really quite simple to make; just like Rice Krispie treats, only with different ingredients. And Val is right – the springtime pastel M&Ms really make this a beautiful treat… don’t you agree?

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Treats

(affectionately known by me as Peanut Butter Crunch Chocolate Treats)

1 bag of large marshmallows
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons peanut butter (you can add up to a tablespoon more if you’d like)
6 cups of peanut butter Cap ‘n Crunch cereal
1 bag of pastel colored plain M&M’s

In a large saucepan (or pot), combine the marshmallows, peanut butter and butter.  Cook over medium-low heat while stirring until melted. Remove from the heat and stir in cereal. I stirred in half of the cereal first to make sure it was well coated, and then I poured in the second half of the cereal. Then stir in the M&M’s.  Pour and pat mixture into a 9×13 pan coated with cooking spray. Let it cool completely and cut into bars.