I wanted a simple dessert recipe that had "fluffernutter" qualities. For anyone who does not know what a fluffernutter is...it is amazing. Think of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Now replace the jelly with marshmallow fluff and you have just entered another world of amazing. These bars were so incredible and hard to stop snacking on.
Adapted from: Marshmallow Fluff
1 7 ounce jar marshmallow fluff
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup chopped roasted peanuts
3 cups Honey Nut Cheerios cereal
1 12 ounce package semisweet-chocolate pieces
Line a 9 x 9- inch baking pan, spray will cooking spray and set aside.
Place Marshmallow Fluff and butter in a microwave safe bowl. Cook on high* 1 minute; stir and cook on high* 1 minute more. Stir in peanut butter; cook on high* 1 more minute. (Or, combine Fluff and butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until Fluff boils. Stir in peanut butter and cook 1 minute.)
Combine Cheerios, peanuts and half of chocolate pieces in large bowl. Fold in peanut butter-Fluff mixture to coat . Turn into pan. Cover with waxed paper or plastic wrap and press firmly into pan.
Melt remaining chocolate morsels. Spread on top of bars. Set aside to cool completely. I put mine in the refrigerator for awhile.
Lift out of pan, peel away foil and cut into bars. Makes 12 bars. (I cut mine smaller so I had more to go around)
* Based on a 600-watt oven.
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