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Cocoa Frosted Peanut Squares

Cocoa Frosted Peanut Squares

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INGREDIENTS

  • 150 mL or 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 150 mL or 2/3 cup corn syrup
  • 125 mL or 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 25 mL or 2 tbsp butter
  • 750 mL or 3 cups Rice Krispies* cereal
  • 125 mL or 1/2 cup chopped unsalted peanuts
  • 45 mL or 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 45 mL or 3 tbsp boiling water (approx)
  • 25 mL or 2 tbsp butter, softened
  • 375 mL or 1-1/2 tsp icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 mL or 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS

In saucepan over medium heat, combine brown sugar, corn syrup, peanut butter and butter; cook, stirring and without boiling, until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in Rice Krispies* and peanuts.

Evenly spread in parchment paper-lined 9-inch (2.5 L) square metal cake pan. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.

Chocolate Frosting: Meanwhile, in bowl, whisk cocoa powder with water until smooth. Add butter; beat with spoon until smooth. Add icing sugar in 2 batches, beating until smooth and adding up to 1 tbsp (15 mL) more water if necessary. Stir in vanilla. Spread evenly over squares. Refrigerate until icing is firm. Cut into squares.

YIELD: 49 squares.

In keeping with good allergy practices, we remind you to be aware of allergens and to check labels on any packaged goods used. This recipe has been tested using Kellogg's* products. Results with other products may vary.