This was a recipe I saw online and knew I had to make it. Some recipes just hit me that way. I don’t know why. I like a variety of food as you can tell and this was one I had to try!
See 3 distinct layers? Peanut butter/corn flake base, thin yellow vanilla pudding like middle and silky smooth chocolate topping. I couldn’t even wait for these to completely set before I dug in. Oops – story of my life.
Peanut Butter Crunch Éclair Bars adapted from Cookies and Cups
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 2 cups creamy peanut butter
- 8 cups Frosted Flakes cereal
- 3/4 cup and 1/2 cup butter, divided
- 1/4 cup milk
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 2 (3.4 oz., 4 serving sized) packets of sugar-free instant vanilla pudding
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
How to Make
- Line a 15x10x1″ jelly roll pan with parchment paper. Spray lightly with cooking spray.
- In a medium saucepan combine corn syrup and sugar over medium heat. Bring to a boil and then let boil for 1 more minute, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter until evenly combined. Then stir in Frosted Flakes until coated. Pour mixture into prepared pan and spread evenly.
- For pudding layer, in large sauce pan, melt 3/4 cup butter over medium-low heat. Add in powdered sugar and pudding mix. Whisk together, gradually adding milk. Mixture will be slightly lumpy, but do your best to whisk out the majority of the lumps.
- Pour pudding mix over the crust and spread.
- In another medium saucepan melt 1/2 cup butter and chocolate chips together over low heat.
- When melted, spread over pudding layer.
- Chill for an hour before cutting into squares.
Notes – Cut into 60 bars – these are sweet and a little dab will do you.
Serve chilled or at room temperature. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
The base is very similar to scotcharoos. My hint is to dump it all onto a greased parchment piece of paper. Then, take your cooking spray and spray your hand and rub hands together to spread this base. It makes it so much easier.
The middle layer comes together quickly. Don’t forget to add the milk. This makes it easier to spread. Trust me.
Frost and cool if you can wait.
These are amped up scotcharoos.
See the 3 layers?
These were a hit with my tasters and I bet kids would love these. Enjoy!