It doesn't get much easier than these no-bake Crunchy REESE'S PIECES Bars and cereal treats. This cereal bars recipe is amplified with REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips and REESE'S PUFFS Cereal for an extra dose of peanut butter flavor. Try them as bars, pumpkins or balls for a crispy and sweet Halloween snack.
Butter 1 (13x9x2-inch) pan.
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.
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.
*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutritional advice.