Friday, May 20, 2011

Special K Treats

It's been a while since I shared a recipe here, so I'm posting a family favorite today.  It's an easy, no bake dessert that is kid-friendly.  Perfect for a hot summer day, when you want to cook up something sweet with your kiddos and not heat up the house.

This creation was made famous (in our family at least) by my Aunt Annabel.  No family gathering feels complete without seeing her tote in a brightly-hued Tupperware container with these little gems cut into itty bitty squares, ready to be devoured.  This is her recipe, but I think she has magical abilities, because hers taste even better than the ones I make at home (and those really are mighty tasty).  Maybe it's the wonderful company that is the special ingredient...

Special K Treats

1 cup white sugar
1 cup light Karo syrup
1 cup peanut butter
6 cups Special K Cereal
approx. 12 oz chocolate chips (or you could use half butterscotch, half chocolate, or peanut butter swirled chocolate chips are awesome too)

Put your sugar and corn syrup in a large pan and heat until boiling, stirring constantly.  Once boiling, add your peanut butter and stir until smooth.  Remove from heat and add cereal.  Mix well and press into a 9x13 pan.  Melt your chocolate and pour over the cereal mixture.  Spread out evenly over top.  Cut into small pieces (think 1-1 1/2 inch squares) while still soft.  Place in fridge until the chocolate is set.  Trust me, you'll think they're too little until you eat one and realize it's a bigger bite than you thought.  Besides, if you cut them small, you can eat more than one and not feel as guilty!  :)

Here's to a sweeter day!

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