Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch & Chocolate Bars


The Tasty Fork - Cap'n Crunch Peanut Butter & Crunch Bars

I have a serious addiction…and my first step to recovery is admitting it, right? My inner demon has been with me since I was little and my need for it happens everyday. I don’t even care if I can’t kick the habit.

This addiction I’m writing about is chocolate and peanut butter. I’m not ashamed I have peanut butter cups hidden around the house, chocolate and peanut butter ice cream in the freezer or pin just about everything with chocolate & peanut butter in the recipe title. (I really do need a pin board JUST for peanut butter and chocolate recipes!)

When I was a kid, my favorite cereal was Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch. We always had it in the pantry and my Mom would spoil me by adding a little cream to milk in my bowl. It was so rich and fantastic. Almost like getting a treat for breakfast.

The Tasty Fork recipe - Cap'n Crunch Peanut Butter & Chocolate Bar

I probably haven’t had Cap’n Crunch Peanut Butter Cereal for 15 years. But as soon as I opened the box and took a bite, it reminded me of being a kid. I won’t wait another 15 years to get another box, that’s for sure!

I went over to the Cap’n Crunch website the other days to see if they had any recipes. I was so excited to see a cereal bar recipe and I couldn’t wait to make it. Guess what it combined — Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch cereal and chocolate. I couldn’t wait to eat it!

The Tasty Fork -- Cap'n Crunch Peanut Butter & Chocolate Bars

This bar is a lot like a rice crispy treat. The same method is used to make these Cap’n Crunch Peanut Butter & Chocolate Bars. (melt butter & marshmallows and then combining it with the cereal.) It’s super easy and will take you 5 minutes.

If there ever is a time when I don’t have a chocolate & peanut butter treat in the house to eat, I know I can get my fix with these Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch & Chocolate Bars.

Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch & Chocolate Bars

Ingredients

  • 5 cups Cap'n Crunch Peanut Butter Cereal
  • 1/2 cup Mini Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 tbsp sprinkles (optional)
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 1 bag (10 oz) Marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup Creamy Peanut Butter

Instructions

  1. In a 13 x 9 casserole dish, line with foil and coat with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Combine cereal, chocolate and sprinkles in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, microwave butter for 45 seconds. Repeat until butter is melted.
  4. Add marshmallows and peanut butter to the melted butter. Stir and microwave for 45 seconds. Continue to microwave until marshmallows are melted.
  5. This step must be done quickly - Add cereal to marshmallow mixture. Stir to combine. Press firmly into the casserole dish. Let it cool before cutting into squares. Decorate with extra sprinkles. (optional.)
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  4. Jenny says

    How did I miss these? Captain Crunch is my all time favorite cereal!

    • admin says

      Mine too! Why do grown up cereals never taste as good??!

  5. melissa {persnickety plates} says

    Who doesn’t love Cap’n Crunch?! These look great!

    • admin says

      Thanks Melissa!

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  7. Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch says

    Looks delicious and easy, Meghan. Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays. The next party is live!! http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2013/02/tasty-thursdays-29.html
    Thanks, Nichi

  8. Emily @ Sweet Bella Roos says

    This is one of those “duh” moments… of course this is delicious, why have I never thought of this??? Yum! Thanks for sharing at Pin It Thursday!

    • admin says

      LOL! You probably didn’t think of it because your too busy getting ready to move :)

  9. Karly says

    Yeah, okay, so this recipe officially makes you my hero! It’s so FUN!

    Thanks for linking up to What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

    • admin says

      Thanks, Karly! Should I get a cape?? ;)

  10. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says

    It has been way too long since I have had that cereal. I love that you made cereal bars and topped them with sprinkles.

    • admin says

      Sprinkles make everything better!

  11. Ruthie says

    WOW… delicious combination! Pinned!! Thanks so much for coming to my link-up party yesterday, I hope you’ll come back again next week! xoxo~ Ruthie

    • admin says

      Thanks for pinning!!

  12. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says

    Um, Megan? These look INCREDIBLE. Peanut butter, chocolate, sprinkles and Cap’n Crunch (which is easily one of my fave cereals)… sign me up!

    • admin says

      Hayley, for some reason your comment was in my spam folder..??!! (Sorry for the late comment response!)

      If you LOVE the cereal, you’re gonna LOVE the bars!!

  13. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction says

    There is nothing wrong with an addiction to peanut butter and chocolate! It is perfectly normal! :)

    • admin says

      Thank you for supporting my favorite habit :)

  14. Rachel @ {I Love} My Disorganized Life says

    I am VERY familiar with this addiction. I think we could start a group. We could call it PBCLA {Peanut Butter & Chocolate Lovers Anonymous}. But that means we would have to stop eating it, so…… OK never mind! Loving this bar!

    • admin says

      Maybe we just have a support group — and we all support each other by bringing PB&C treats!

  15. aimee @ shugarysweets says

    Ahhhh, how fun is this! We always have capn crunch in the house, my kids love that cereal!!

    • admin says

      Cap’n Crunch just isn’t for kids!! :)

  16. Ari says

    Ooo these look DELICIOUS I will definitely have to try them!

    • admin says

      It’s too easy to pass up! I hope you love them as much as I do!

  17. Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen says

    What?! How amazing are these? Thanks for linking at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!

  18. Kari@Loaves n Dishes says

    I haven’t had Captain Crunch in a gazillion years, but you have given me a reason to run out and buy a box! I have a Pin board dedicated just to cereal treats (that’s how much I love cereal treats), and this one’s going on there!

    • admin says

      Thanks, Kari!! What a great idea for a pinboard!

  19. Raquel @ Organized Island says

    Oh these look great! Love Cap’n Crunch!

    • admin says

      Thanks, Raquel!! Such a great cereal, even for grown ups!

  20. Meghan {For the Love of Dessert} says

    Jayyyzzzuuussss. Those look amazing… and better than eating peanut butter on a spoon sprinkled with chocolate chips to satisfy a craving. (I’ve stooped that low.)

    I used to love Capt Crunch so much as a kid, but I always ate so much to the point where my mouth was all cut up. Ha! Anyone else?

    • admin says

      LOL – Meghan, I’ve totally done the peanut butter on a spoon with chocolate chips before. This recipe has a bit more dignity than the spoon method!

  21. Carrie @ Frugal Foodie Mama says

    Pinned this one! Peanut Butter Capn Crunch is my husband’s and my son’s favorite cereal so we always have it in the house. ;) I am sure they would love these!

    • admin says

      Thanks, Carrie! I think it’s a great little treat. And I LOVE how easy it is to make!

  22. sally @ sallys baking addiction says

    peanut butter, chocolate, sprinkles, and marshmallow. Yep, these bars have all of my very favorites!! And cap’n crunch PB cereal is a weakness of mine. What is it about that stuff? I can never have just one bowl of it!

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