Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cheesecake Bars
If you love the flavors of chocolate and peanut butter AND love cheesecake, then we have the perfect treat for you! These Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cheesecake Bars are mouth-wateringly delicious and are oh so easy to make!
light-color corn syrup
crisp rice cereal
4-serving size packages
cheesecake instant pudding and pie filling mix
12 oz pkg
semisweet chocolate pieces
Start by lining a 15x10x1 inch baking pan with foil. Be sure and extend the foil over the edges of the pan.
Next, begin your crust layer by combining the granulated sugar and corn syrup in a large saucepan, stirring as you add them. Heat the mixture for another minute, stirring continuously.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the peanut butter until melted. Add the rice cereal and cornflakes and stir until all the cereal is coated. (I find a wooden spoon works best for this).
Once the mixture is adequately coated, spoon into the prepared pan and press it into the bottom.
Set the crust aside and begin the pudding layer.
Using a medium saucepan, melt 3/4 cup butter. Then, stir in the powdered sugar, pudding mix, and milk.
Pour the mixture over the cereal layer and spread evenly.
Set aside while you make the frosting.
Using a small saucepan, heat and stir chocolate pieces and 1/2 cup butter over low heat until melted and it has a smooth creamy texture.
Finally, spread the frosting over the pudding layer. Cover loosely with foil and chill in the refrigerator for approximately 60 minutes or until the pudding has set.
When ready to serve, use the foil lining to lift the uncut bars out of the pan and place onto a cutting board. Then, cut into bars.
Store any remaining bars in the refrigerator.
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