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Special K Bars

My friend Lauren dropped off a big container of her homemade Christmas goodies. These Special K bars were included in the mix and I ate all of them in less than a day. Shameful, but so worth it! Lauren gave me the recipe that she used and I made another batch, adapting her recipe just a bit!

Special K Bars

1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/4 cups creamy peanut butter
6 to 7 cups Special K cereal
3/4 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup butterscotch chips

1. Cook the corn syrup, sugar, and vanilla over medium heat until it begins to boil; remove from heat. Use a large pot for this, as you’ll be adding in the other ingredients.
2. Add the peanut butter and cereal, stirring until well-mixed. I used about 6-1/2 cups of cereal.
3. Press the mixture into the bottom of a greased 9×13″ pan.
4. Melt the chocolate and butterscotch chips in a double boiler (microwave is OK if you make sure not to burn the chocolate). Pour the chocolate/butterscotch mixture over the cereal. Refrigerate to cool.

Cutting these bars can be a p-a-i-n. I found it was easiest to refrigerate the bars to cool them — and when you’re ready to cut them, let them sit out on the counter for about an hour. This warms them up and they become much easier to cut.