I must admit I do love American cereal. No, it is never in the cupboard to eat at breakfast time, way too much sugar. Actually I haven’t sat down to a bowl of sugar kicked American cereal since I was a teen. I love to cook with it. Reese’s Puffs are based on Reese’s peanut butter cups. Big round balls of ‘wholegrain cereal’ in chocolate and peanut butter flavours. You can buy it in Australia, but you do have to hunt it down and it is expensive. It was after a fantastic dinner out at Sokyo with a couple of friends at The Star recently, that I stumbled upon a box at The Star convenience store.
Most Australians are familiar with Rice Bubble marshmallow bars. You can even buy them in all the supermarkets now in the form of LCMs. This is my variation on that recipe.
- 5 cup Reese's Puffs
- 250 grams white marshmallows
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 100 grams dark chocolate
- Place your Reese's Puffs in a large bowl.
- Line a 20cm x 30cm lamington pan with non stick baking paper.
- Melt butter and peanut butter in a saucepan, do not brown your butter. Add marshmallows, stir over low heat until completely melted.
- Pour marshmallow mixture into bowl with the puffs. Mix very very well, it will be sticky, but just keep stirring until completely coated.
- Scrape mixture into the lined pan. Smooth out with spoon. You may need to moisten your fingers with water and give the mixture a final levelling out.
- Place pan in fridge and leave to set.
- Once set take out of fridge and cut in to squares of bars.
- Line a tray with baking paper and place your squares/bars on top
- Melt your chocolate, either in microwave or over double boiler. Once melted place in piping bag and pipe chocolate over the top of your squares/bars.
- Place your tray in the oven until the chocolate has set.
- Once set store in a lined containers, placing baking paper between each layer of the slice pieces. Store in fridge.
As this is a no bake slice it is a fun one to make with the kids. Just be sure that complete supervision is given when melting the butter and marshmallows. The slice has a lovely peanut butter chocolate flavour. Like crunchy peanut butter cups. This recipe would be easily adapted to use with any other cereal.
Do tell dear Belly Rumble reader, what cereal do you think would make the perfect no bake slice?