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Friday, April 4, 2014

Easter White Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

I think Easter desserts are just gorgeous!  These White Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars are both pretty and scrumptious! They combine two of my favorite things...white chocolate and peanut butter, and are made with Cap'n Crunch Cereal!

This is a great recipe to enlist kids' help too!  Let them count marshmallows, measure, stir, press and sprinkle.
They're no-bake, and you won't believe how fast they come together.  If you're in need of dessert in a flash, say, to bring to an Easter party or an egg hunt, look no further!  These crunchy bars are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike!

Have you tried White Chocolate M&M's yet?  If not, you must!  They are phenomenal.  I'm not sure if they're just a seasonal candy for Easter, but grab a few bags next time you're out, just in case. 

I used to eat Reese's White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups and was devastated when they stopped making them.  Those suckers were incredible.  These crunch bars are a perfect blend between those and a Scotcheroo.  The Cap'n Crunch gives them a wonderful texture, combined with the ooey gooey marshmallow/peanut butter sauce that melds them together. 

Call me crazy, but I'm on a dessert-free diet for the month, and this treat almost led to my downfall. I did sneak a bite...shhhh don't tell...but then I relied on the hubby for the final review.  Suffice it to say that his mind was blown.  

He actually ate two, which is crazy coming from someone who likes his desserts in serious moderation.  Even one bite was enough to make me want to eat the entire pan, if it weren't for my goal that I'm determined to reach.  Talk about a test! I must not cave, I must not cave.....

{EASTER WHITE CHOCOLATE 
PEANUT BUTTER CRUNCH BARS}
Adapted from Taste of Home
Makes 2 dozen

32 large marshmallows
3 Tbsp. butter
1/4 c. plus 1 Tbsp. peanut butter
6 cups Cap'n Crunch Cereal (the kind without berries)
1 pkg. (9.90 oz.) White Chocolate M&M's
1/3 c. white chocolate chips

In a large saucepan, combine the marshmallows, butter and peanut butter.  Cook and stir over medium-low heat until melted.  Remove from the heat.  Stir in the cereal and half of the M&M's.  Pat into a 13x9-in. pan coated with cooking spray.  Immediately sprinkle and press on the remaining half of the bag of M&M's.  Melt white chocolate chips and drizzle over.  Let cool.  Cut into bars.  Best when eaten the first day.

I'll certainly be making these in a few weeks when I've proved to myself that I have willpower.  Easter cannot come fast enough.  :)

Enjoy!

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26 comments:

  1. I don't know if you meant full sized white reeses, but you can still get the mini's. . . After April for you, that is. ;) On a different note, this post makes me SO munchy!!

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  2. Shoot I forgot the link! here you go: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Reese-s-Cups-Peanut-Butter-White-Miniatures-Chocolate-12-Oz/10449924

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    1. This just made my day, Cherie! I didn't know they were still around! Thanks for the heads-up! I used to eat the full size, but the mini will do the trick too!

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  3. I love peanut butter and Easter candy-this is the perfect treat! I am checking this out from super Saturday link party! Yummy :-)
    Cathy
    www.threekidsandafish.com

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Cathy!

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  4. I swear peanut butter and white chocolate is such an underrated combination...totally addictive! I can see why these would test your will power!

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    1. I'm with you, Alyssa! It's a match made in heaven. :)

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  5. I could really eat this whole dish of treats right now, lol! They look so good ;)

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

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  6. Visiting from Super Saturday Link Party. These look yummy, I love treats like this. I like the sound of peanut butter and white chocolate together, I've never tried It before.

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    1. So glad you stopped by, Laura! You definitely need to try the peanut butter/white chocolate combo...it's divine!

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  7. These look springy and yummy-great combo :)

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  8. What a sweet treat for Easter. That looks delicious!

    If you have a minute to spare I would be thrilled if you could share your post at my weekly Say G'Day linky party. It's on right now and this would be a fabulous addition.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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    1. Just linked it up, Natasha! Thanks for dropping by!

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    2. Thank you so much for joining in with the Say G'Day Saturday linky party! I've just shared this on Google+ and Pinterest. I also shared your Oreo Cookie post on Pinterest as well.

      Hope to see you again this Saturday!

      Best wishes,
      Natasha in Oz

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  9. Yummy!! Great for my sweet tooth;)

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  10. OMG I LOVE Cap'n Crunch Cereal! Pinning. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

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  11. These look and sound AMAZING! Plus, peanut butter is my favorite! Sharing this to my page this Saturday for SNF and pinned. Absolutely gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks so much Chelsea! I'll be sure to stop by!

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  12. these yummy treats are featured on facebook today, Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop xo

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    1. Thank you so much Katherine! I hope you have a wonderful day!

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  13. Oh my goodness these are such a happy treat! Thanks for sharing xo

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  14. How fun and festive!!! My boys would love these!!! Pinned! Would love for you to stop by and share this on The Wednesday Roundup Link Party! http://lemoinefamilykitchen.com/2014/04/wednesday-roundup-week-20-link-party/

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  15. Dropping in to let you know we are featuring these on The Wednesday Roundup this week! This week, in addition to our link party, we are also hosting a G+ hop. Please come join in. http://bit.ly/1t9lg4S

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