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Chocolate Cereal Bars

Our favorite go-to dessert for summer picnics and camping trips

SERVINGS: 20 Bars | CALORIES: 355 kcal


  • 1 cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter
  • 7 cups Corn Flakes Cereal (I use Special K)
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup Butterscotch Chips
  • 1/2 cup Butter


  • Melt together corn syrup and sugar. Stirring until combined on the stove.
  • Remove syrup from the heat and add Peanut Butter.
  • Stir in Cereal.
  • Pour into lightly greased 9×13. I like to use wax paper to press the mixture evenly
  • Melt together chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and butter in the microwave until completely melted. Stir every 30 seconds making sure not to overcook the chips. Should be a silky consistency.
  • Spread over the bars evenly and let the bars cool.

Last week, I texted my cousin Kerry with the words Special K® Bars. She replied back instantly to Cook Forest! Since circa 1980 my family has visited Cook Forest State Park in Pennsylvania. I hadn’t been in a few years and Bruce and I decided to spend our 10th anniversary down there. One of the staples was always Special K Bars that my mom made for us. So I had to make them because that’s tradition. Since there’s peanut butter in the treat I knew Bruce would love them since he is known as a peanut butter monster. Left to his own devices, I think he would eat PB&J for every meal!

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