Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Sweet Marie Bars

This is a recipe that my Mom use to make every year, for Christmas, when I was growing up. I'm really not sure if she still makes it now, because with everything she makes and I bring over, it's hard to sample one of everything, LOL. I knew the kiddos would love these and my mother in law as well, so I decided to make a batch this year.

I absolutely LOVE the way the Rice Krispies soften and melt in with the peanut butter/corn syrup mixture. These are sticky, salty and sweet. One of my favourite combinations, with chocolate. Mom usually tops these with semi sweet chocolate, but could you believe that all the semi sweet chocolate chips at our local grocery store were sold out? Major Christmas baking going on in this town! So, I went with milk chocolate, drizzled with white chocolate. Mom use to form these into chocolate bar type treats, but I didn't really think the shape would be that appetizing, so I went with a bar. These are super simple, but taste totally awesome!

Sweet Marie Bars
printable version

½ C smooth peanut butter
½ C brown sugar
½ C light corn syrup
1 tbs butter or margarine
2 C Rice Krispies
1 C salted peanuts
1 package semi sweet chocolate chips
1/4 C white chocolate chips

Heat the peanut butter, sugar, corn syrup and butter over low heat until mixture starts to boil. Remove from heat and stir in Rice Krispies and peanuts; mix well.

Press into a greased 8 inch square pan and cover with chocolate chips while hot. As chips melt, spread over the top, using an offset spatula. Let cool.

Melt the white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl, using 30 second intervals, until melted. Stir until smooth and pour into a zip top bag. Cut a small piece from the corner of the zip top bag and drizzle white chocolate onto bars.

Once white chocolate has set, cut into squares; using a long sharp knife.


Julia said...

Do you think I could substitute honey for the corn syrup?

Cindy Jamieson said...

I don't see why not!