From the Betty Crocker Kitchen: These no-bake cereal bars are just as indulgent as a cookie and perfect for a snack.
No-Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Prep time: 15 mins.
Total time: 1 hours, 15 mins.
4 cups Chocolate Cheerios™ cereal
1 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
½ cup creamy cookie butter or cookie spread
½ cup honey
¼ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
Line bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with foil or parchment paper. Spray foil with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix cereal and oats; set aside.
In large microwavable bowl, microwave cookie butter, honey and brown sugar uncovered on High 2 to 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until mixture is boiling and slightly thickened.
Pour over cereal mixture in bowl; stir until evenly coated. Gently stir in chocolate chips. Using buttered back of spoon, press mixture very firmly in pan. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm enough to cut.
For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store covered at room temperature up to 1 week.
Cookie butter is very much akin to peanut butter – similar consistency and color. The rich gingerbread flavor actually comes from the so-called "Speculoos cookie," a crunchy Belgian cookie that has a hint of caramel.
Recipe courtesy of the Betty Crocker Kitchen.
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