special K bars recipe


These are so good. So sweet and not at all healthy. It seems strange to call them Special K bars, since that's a pretty wholesome cereal. Well that is before adding all the extra ingredients. My philosophy is everything in moderation. These are a nice little indulgence every once in while. My advice: make them when you have several someones to share them with. And cut them into small pieces (think twice the size of an average piece of fudge and you're on the right track).

1 cup sugar

1 cup Karo syrup

1 1/3 cups peanut butter

6 cups Special K cereal

1 pkg chocolate chips

1 pkg butterscotch or caramel chips

Heat sugar and Karo syrup in a sauce pan. Remove from heat just before boiling. Add peanut butter and blend. (I just stir it in the pan while it's still hot.) Pour this mixture over Special K in a large bowl. Stir to combine. Pat in 13x9 pan. (It hardens quickly, so work fast.) For the frosting, melt chocolate and butterscotch or caramel chips (I do it in a double boiler but you could probably use the microwave). Spread over top of the Special K mixture in the pan. Let it cool completely (you can cheat a little and put it in the fridge or freezer for a while.) Cut into smallish pieces.