Thai Candy Bars

  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 c. corn syrup
  • 1 c. chunky peanut butter
  • 5 c. crisped rice cereal
  • 1 c. chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cayenne
  • Ground cinnamon and cayenne, for sprinkling (optional)

In a large saucepan, combine the granulated sugar and corn syrup. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture bubbles and is clear. Add the peanut butter and stir until well-incorporated. Add the cereal and remove the pan from the heat. Stir to evenly coat the cereal and press evenly into the bottom of a lightly greased 9 x 13-inch pan.

Place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and heat on high for 1 minute. Mix and heat for another minute. stir the chips until they are smooth. Add the cinnamon and cayenne and mix until they are well-incorporated into the melted chocolate. Spread the melted chocolate evenly over the cereal in the pan and sprinkle the top with cinnamon and cayenne, if desired. Cool completely and cut into bars before serving.

  • Yields: 15 servings
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes, plus cooling time.
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