Peanut Butter, Chocolate and Pretzel Cereal Treats
These crunchy, sweet-and-salty treats have everything going for them - peanut butter, chocolate, coconut and pretzels.
- Preparation Time30 mins
- Cooking Time5 mins
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for greasing
280g bag mini marshmallows
125g smooth peanut butter
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
150g puffed chocolate and peanut butter flavoured cereal, such as Reese's Puffs
150g 6 cups puffed chocolate and peanut butter flavoured cereal, such as Reese's Puffs
120g crushed pretzel sticks
95g sweetened shredded coconut flakes
55g semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 teaspoon virgin or extra-virgin coconut oil
- Line a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with enough foil so that there's a 2-inch overhang on all sides. Grease the foil with butter.
- Melt the butter in a large pot set over medium heat. Add the marshmallows and cook, stirring occasionally, until the marshmallows melt completely, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the peanut butter, vanilla and a pinch of salt. Add the cereal, pretzels and coconut. Stir with a rubber spatula, making sure to scrape up the bottom, until the cereal is completely coated. Transfer to the prepared baking dish and pat down into an even layer (use the bottom of a measuring cup to help). Let sit at room temperature until firm, about 30 minutes.
- Melt the chocolate and coconut oil together in a small microwave safe bowl for 30-second increments in the microwave, until smooth. Drizzle over the bars, cover and refrigerate until the chocolate hardens, about 15 minutes.
- Cut into 24 bars. Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days.