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A Family Favorite in Just 5 Minutes

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(Culinary.net) Running short on time from a busy schedule shouldn’t mean skipping out on your favorite desserts. In fact, it should be all the more reason to enjoy a sweet treat as a reward for all that hard work.

When you’re due for a bite into dark chocolate goodness, all it takes is a few minutes out of your day to make 5-Minute Dark Chocolate Cereal Bars. This quick and simple dessert makes it easy to celebrate the day’s accomplishments without added stress.

As a fun way for little ones to help in the kitchen, you can cook together the butter, marshmallows, peanut butter and cereal then let the kiddos drizzle the key ingredient: melted chocolate. All that’s left to do is cut and serve or pack a few off to school and work for an afternoon treat.  

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5-Minute Dark Chocolate Cereal Bars

Recipe adapted from ScrummyLane.com

  • 4          tablespoons butter
  • 10        ounces marshmallows
  • 1/2       cup peanut butter
  • 6          cups cereal
  • 4          ounces milk chocolate, melted
  • 4          ounces dark chocolate, melted
  1. Heat saucepan over low heat. Add butter, marshmallows and peanut butter; stir to combine. Add cereal; mix until coated.
  2. Line 9-by-13-inch pan with parchment paper. Add cereal mixture to pan.
  3. In bowl, mix milk chocolate and dark chocolate. Drizzle chocolate over cereal mixture; spread evenly then allow to cool.
  4. Cut into bars and serve.