Do you shop with your children along? Of course you do, if they are too young to stay home alone, but how about older children?
Don’t they talk you into stuff? Hmm…the begging from early years seems to have continued.
Recently, Spunky Daughter (who rarely shops with me) pleaded for a big box of the new Krave® cereal.
Please? I really want to try it…please? It has chocolate inside!
SD knows how to hit me where it hurts. Chocolate! I caved and tossed the box into the buggy. (Yes, buggy – the only true Southern word for it.)
We later tasted the Krave®, and it is just OK. Not terrible-tasting, but not irresistible, either (no cravin’ going on with Krave®). Sorry to say, it was still sitting in our pantry – the nearly full box of Krave® cereal.
I hate to throw away food, so I decided to make something with it – to turn it into something irresistible, something crave-worthy. I
waved my magic wand adapted a Crunchy Chews recipe I’ve often used out of an old cook book.
It’s very quick – and easy, my favorite kind of snack.
All you do is mix sugar and corn syrup in a dutch oven or large pot over medium heat.
Stir constantly until boiling.
Immediately remove from heat and add peanut butter. Stir quickly until smooth.
Add peanuts and Kellogg’s Krave® cereal. (No, I’m not paid by Kellogg to sell their product or create recipes on their behalf. But, if you’d like to recommend me, I would love that!)
Fold together until cereal is well coated and glossy. Transfer mixture to a 9 x 13″ pan lightly sprayed with vegetable spray. Smooth with a spatula to level it out. Let sit at room temperature until set, then cut into bars.
You now realize where the name came from. The Krave® is now crave-worthy. (It takes more than a name to make that happen.)
The crunchy cereal and chocolate centers are now in the background…
while the peanuts and peanut butter chewy coating have the crave attention.
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1-1/2 cups salted peanuts
- 6 cups Kellogg's Krave cereal
- In dutch oven, bring corn syrup and sugar to boil while stirring continuously. When full boil begins, remove from heat and quickly add peanut butter. Blend thoroughly.
- Pour peanuts and cereal into mixture and quickly fold together until all cereal is coated.
- Transfer to 9 x 13" prepared pan or dish. Cool to room temperature and cut into bars.
Enjoy! (And, remember…if you’d like to put in a good word for me with Kellogg company…) 😉
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