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Crunchy REESE'S PIECES Bars

Details

Time
1 hour 20 minutes
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
24 bars

Calling all peanut butter lovers! This beginner-friendly recipe tastes and looks impressive but is a breeze to make. Our no-bake REESE’S PIECES bars recipe uses REESE'S PIECES Peanut Butter Candy and crunchy REESE'S PUFFS Cereal.  These crunchy REESE'S PIECES cereal bars are kicked up a few more notches with REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips and REESE'S Creamy Peanut Butter. All of this peanut buttery goodness is held together by sweet marshmallows. What’s not to love?  For another square, shareable treat that stars peanut butter, give these Loaded REESE'S Cookie Bars a try. They’re somewhere in between a brownie and a cookie — you won’t be disappointed!

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour
Bake Time
0 minutes

Ingredients

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Directions

Equipment Needed 
microwave Microwave
bowl Microwave-Safe Bowl
baking pan 13x9x2-inch Baking Pan
1

Butter 1 (13x9x2-inch) pan.

2

Place peanut butter and butter in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at high (100%) 45 seconds or until butter is melted and mixture is blended and smooth. Add marshmallows; stir to coat with peanut butter mixture. Microwave at high 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at HIGH an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until marshmallows are melted when stirred. Add peanut butter chips; stir until chips are melted and mixture is blended.

3

Immediately add cereal, stirring until well coated. Press mixture evenly in prepared pan. Sprinkle candies over surface, pressing in firmly. Cool completely.

Note: Cereal mixture can also be rolled into balls about the size of popcorn balls. To make pumpkins, line 13x9x2-inch pan with foil, extending foil beyond pan sides. Once cooled, using foil as handles, lift cooled mixture from pan. Place on cutting board; peel back foil. Cut into pumpkins using various sized pumpkin-shaped cookie cutters. Press small pretzel piece into pumpkin for stem and pipe on frosting leaves. Makes about 12 (2-1/2 inch) pumpkins.

Peanut Butter & Chocolate crunchy cereal Bars: Substitute COCOA PUFFS Cereal for REESE'S PUFFS Cereal and replace peanut butter chips with HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips.

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