These scrumptious dessert bars taste decadent, with a rich chocolate coating, but are made from wholesome ingredients so you can feel (slightly) better about eating a few!
- Grease a 9 x 13-inch pan with cooking spray.
- In a large pot, combine the peanut butter, honey, maple syrup, and sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until the mixture begins to bubble and the sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes—be careful not to let the peanut butter burn. Remove the pot from the heat and immediately stir in the cornflakes. Spread the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
- Put the chocolate chips in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until melted and smooth. Spread the melted chocolate in an even layer over the peanut butter–corn flake mixture. Tap the pan against the counter to smooth if needed. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge to harden for at least 2 hours.
- Remove from the fridge 10 minutes before serving. Cut into bars and devour!
Note: While 3 cups of chocolate chips is really plenty, my family loves a thick layer of chocolate so I typically use 3½ to 4 cups. Quadruple yum.
Reprinted from Half Baked Harvest Cookbook. Copyright © 2017 by Tieghan Gerard. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC.
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