Grandma Bars

So Wednesday has morphed into my unofficial recipe-posting day.  Sah-weeeet.

These are technically Special K bars, yes I know, but they are also my grandma K’s signature treat that she made for every occasion (and non-occasion, for just-because occasions), so to my family they are called Grandma Bars.  I can see why she made them so often, too – they are super-quick, easy, and are much appreciated. 

 They are chewy yet crunchy, with a fantastic peanut butter flavor (and awesome chocolate topping), so it’s no wonder they also disappear in a flash.


Grandma Bars
(from my Grandma K)

1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. white corn syrup
3/4 c. peanut butter
3 c. Special K cereal
3/4 c. butterscotch chips
1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Melt the sugar and syrup in a large-ish saucepan, over medium heat. At the FIRST SIGN OF BOIL, like at that first bubble breaking to the top, pull from the heat and stir in the peanut butter. Then add the cereal and gently stir to coat.

Press into a greased 7X11 pan (I just use a 9X13, it’s a little thinner but still good). Melt the butterscotch and chocolate chips together in the microwave, in 30 second spurts, stirring well. Spread over the top of the Special K mixture and allow to set.


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