Monday, August 3, 2009

Swagger on over here!

I printed this recipe out awhile ago, you know for when you are in the mood or for when you have all of the ingredients to make it....or when you remember you actually have the recipe. LOL The latter was my reason. But it was HoneyB from The Lifes and Loves of Grumpy's HoneyBunch that brought it to my attention originally. She's a baking fiend I tell ya. I envy her energy. She must share ALOT at work. LOL

Swag Bars
adapted from aka Cooking Light

1 3/4 cups creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup light-colored corn syrup (I used the reduced sugar version)
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) chopped lightly salted, dry-roasted peanuts (I used half unsalted peanuts to cut down on the salt)
3 1/2 cups (4 ounces) whole-grain flaked cereal (such as Total), finely crushed
Cooking spray (nonstick foil worked great)
1/3 cup (2 ounces) chopped dark chocolate

1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook 4 minutes or just until mixture begins to boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in peanuts and cereal. Spread mixture evenly into a 13 x 9–inch baking pan coated with cooking spray or the nonstick foil.

2. Place the dark chocolate in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until chocolate melts, stirring every 20 seconds. Drizzle chocolate evenly over peanut mixture. Score into 36 bars while warm.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 155, Fat: 9.2g, Fiber: 1.5g

This is what these swag bars taste like. The peanut chew candy. Peanutty and chewy on the inside....dark chocolate on the outside. Of course the candy is enrobed in dark chocolate....the swag is only 'topped'. Regardless, the taste is the same and so luscious!



Jennifer said...

OH YUM!!!!! These look perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shelby said...

Glad you enjoyed them. Yeah, I have been known to be a baking feind....however not so much lately. I would like to be though. I just can't keep my fingers out of it so I have to force myself to not make to much!

sc@vp said...

yum. made these today with natural peanut butter, brown sugar and salted pecans. Also, I used bran flakes as my cereal. LOL! They were almost healthy!

Ali said...

These were delicious. Used an 8x8" pan only because I didn't have a 9x13" handy. They were very rich and tasty. Thanks for a great recipe to use up all that extra cereal. :)