You can't go wrong when you pair peanut butter and chocolate together!
Add in pumpkin spice and it's the perfect Fall trio for your tastebuds!
Have you jumped on the pumpkin spice train yet? I've been riding it for a long time, my friends. A long, long time! As soon as Fall hits, I'm standing in line at my favorite coffee shop to grab a pumpkin spice latte, or PSL as everyone likes to call them. In my opinion, they are the bomb! So I'm sure you can imagine the sheer joy I felt when I received a lovely gift box from my friends at Peanut Butter and Co. and discovered that their new seasonal flavor is Pumpkin Spice. Say what?!? Pumpkin spice peanut butter? What could be better?
My mind was instantly reeling with ideas of what to make with this glorious peanut butter. Of course I made myself a piece of toast instantly so I could try it out, and it was just as good as I had imagined. But I wanted to make a sweet treat with it. And then it hit me. Peanut butter bars. Pumpkin spice peanut butter bars. So they'd be all nice and fall-like. With chocolate on top. And a pinch of sea salt. Ohmygoshtheyaresogood. It was hard not to eat half the pan in one sitting. Seriously people.
Another thing I love about this decadent treat is that there's no baking involved. Another score for me! Warm the ingredients on the stovetop, mix in your cereal, then spread in the pan. Pour the chocolate on top, sprinkle the salt on top, and allow to set up in the frig. That's all there is to it! Easy peasy. Perfect for tailgates, Fall parties, or just because you want to make the family a fun dessert. (I would keep them all to myself if I were you!)
And guess what? Peanut Butter & Co. is graciously giving away one of these gorgeous #PSiloveyou gift boxes to one of my readers! You'll get your very own jar of the new Pumpkin Spice peanut butter, plus the other fun goodies pictured above. And let me just tell you that I am obsessed over that mug! I love oversized mugs and it's seriously perfect. I've been using it every day.
Once you've grabbed the recipe for these delicious bars, don't forget to scroll down to the end of this post and enter to win the amazing #PSiloveyou gift box!
Now, let's make some bars.
Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Bars
Author: Sarah Bates | The Chef Next Door
Makes 24 bars
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1 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup Peanut Butter & Co. Pumpkin Spice peanut butter
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
6 cups rice cereal
12 oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
Flaked sea salt
Spray a 13x9 inch pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, peanut butter and pumpkin spice. Cook over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved, whisking frequently. Remove from the heat and add the cereal, stirring until completely coated. Spread the mixture into the prepared pan, pressing down gently with your fingertips.
Pour the chocolate chips into a medium bowl and microwave for one minute. Remove and stir. Continue microwaving in 20 second increments until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth. Spread it evenly over the bars. Sprinkle a little bit of sea salt all over the top of the chocolate. Set the pan in the refrigerator until the bars are set, about an hour.
Remove the pan from the refrigerator and cut into 24 bars. Store leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator.
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