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Brown Butter-Peanut Chex™ Bars

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  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 18
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Browned butter alone can take crispy cereal bars to a whole new level, but we tripled down by adding peanuts, flaky sea salt and a drizzle of dark chocolate. And because they’re made with Rice Chex™ cereal, these treats are gluten free!
Created May 9, 2017
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  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 8 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 10 cups Rice Chex™ cereal
  • 3/4 cup chopped peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • A pinch of sea salt flakes or coarse kosher salt


  • 1
    Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In 6-quart Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring constantly, until butter turns deep golden brown.
  • 3
    Add marshmallows; stir until completely melted and mixture is well blended, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add cereal and peanuts; mix well. Using a spatula sprayed with cooking spray, press mixture evenly into pan. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 4
    In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and oil uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds. Stir until smooth. Drizzle over bars. Sprinkle with salt. Refrigerate about 45 minutes or until chocolate is set. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 3 rows.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Cooking Gluten Free? Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.
  • Tip 2
    Here are some helpful tips for browning butter: Using a pan with a light coloured interior will help you to see the butter change colour. After the butter melts, it will begin to foam. Don’t rush the process. The colour will change slowly at the beginning of cooking and then quickly in the last 2 minutes

Nutrition Information

260 Calories, 11g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 35g Total Carbs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 18 bars
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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