Today (January 24th) is National Peanut Butter Day! (yeah, I had no idea either, until I read it on Facebook and went to verify it!) So, to celebrate, Captain Fussybuckets and I made Peanut Butter Bars!
My mom used to make these scrumptious things called Peanut Butter Balls and if you'd like to make them into a ball, go right ahead! They're more grabbable that way, but well, sometimes I tend to be lazy in the kitchen, so bars it is! 🙂
Peanut Butter Balls/Bars
First, heat up these ingredients in a sauce pan on medium heat, while stirring:
1 cup peanut butter (any kind you like, creamy, crunchy, etc – we use Natural Creamy with only salt and peanuts)
1 cup corn syrup (we use high fructose corn syrup free)
1 cup sugar
Wait until it starts to boil, remove from heat and add in:
6 cups of cereal
(the best kind to use organic Peanut Butter cereal, but you can also use O's, puffs, whatever you have on hand!)
When it's all stirred up and the cereal is coated with the peanut butter mixture, you can either drop by spoonful onto a sheet of wax paper OR spread in a pan and cut them into servings later.
Random peanut butter fact: Did you know that peanut butter companies add sugar and oil to peanuts to make their peanut butter? Um, yeah, all that you NEED in your peanut butter is peanuts! We use Smucker's All Natural peanut butter because the only ingredient in it are peanuts and salt! Yum! Yes, it isn't super creamy, but it's NOT crunchy or pasty at all…and it is delicious!