Peanut Butter Crunch Eclair Bars


Soon I am re-doing my kitchen.  And by soon, I mean it’s starting this week.

I am excited and nervous.

Nervous because my husband is doing all the work.

He is a DIY guy…hence his carpenter jeans.

Not nervous about his ability.  Of that I am certain.

Nervous about the last 1/4 of the job.  You know, the odds and ends.


He pulls out of the gate like gang-busters.  That wall needs to come down?  No problem…

That electrical-situation that needs to be moved?  No worries.

Need some plumbing done?  Easy-peasy.


But dotting the “i’s” and crossing the “t’s”?  Now THAT’S hard work.

And the reason that I am writing this here is because whenever I put something out there, he seems bent and determined to prove me wrong.


This whole post is an experiment in manipulation.

Welcome to Marrige 101.


So the next few weeks or so my kitchen will be in shambles.  Luckily I have good neighbors who are open to me using their oven.

But in the meantime, I am working on some no-bake recipes.

Here’s the first one I came up with…

Peanut Butter Crunch Eclair Bars.

I wasn’t sure how these would turn out…sometimes things are better in my mind…

But I really like them.

The vanilla pudding filling and the chocolate topping  makes them eclair-ish, and the peanut butter/Frosted Flake crust makes them crunchy.

It’s a good combo.  Trust me.


So yeah, start with peanut butter…2 whole cups.
PhotobucketAnd then some Frosted Flakes…8 whole cups…
PhotobucketNext boil some sugar and corn syrup together for a quick minute and stir in the peanut butter and Frosted Flakes…
PhotobucketSpread that all into a foil-lined pan.
PhotobucketThen make your filling. Powdered sugar, Vanilla pudding, butter and milk. Total yum.
PhotobucketPour it over your crust…
PhotobucketSpread it all over…
PhotobucketThen melt some chocolate chips with a little butter and spread, spread, spread…
PhotobucketChill them about an hour to set up and you’re good to go.

Peanut Butter Crunch Eclair Bars
makes 60 bars
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 8 cups Frosted Flakes cereal
  • ¾ cup and ½ cup butter, divided
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 (3.4 oz, 4 serving sized) packets of instant vanilla pudding
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Line a 15x10x1" jelly roll pan with foil. Spray lightly with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium saucepan combine corn syrup and sugar over medium heat. Bring to a boil and then let boil for 1 more minute, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter until evenly combined. Then stir in Frosted Flakes until coated. Pour mixture into prepared pan and spread evenly.
  4. For pudding layer, in large sauce pan, melt ¾ cup butter over medium-low heat. Add in powdered sugar and pudding mix. Whisk together, gradually adding milk. Mixture will be slightly lumpy, but do your best to whisk out the majority of the lumps.
  5. Pour pudding mix over the crust and spread.
  6. In another medium saucepan melt ½ cup butter and chocolate chips together over low heat.
  7. When melted, spread over pudding layer.
  8. Chill for an hour before cutting into squares.
Serve chilled or at room temperature.
Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

adapted from bhg


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July 15, 2012 4:32 pm

can i borrow your hubby?
mine isn’t a DIY he is a computer geek
we can switch?

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
July 15, 2012 5:18 pm

This looks so, so, fabulous!! Yum!

Erin @ Texanerin Baking
July 15, 2012 5:26 pm

At least your husband can do stuff! I have a computer geek. A computer geek who tells me he can’t help me with my CSS problems. Oh well. But I hope he finishes it up quickly and you don’t have to nag him to finish. Nagging’s never fun but so necessary sometimes.

And geez… these are ridiculously delicious looking. I would be happy with just the bottom layer! It looks dangerous, though. Like, I-can’t-stop-eating-them-and-oh-my-God-I-finished-them-in-two-hours-good.

Averie @ Averie Cooks
July 15, 2012 6:51 pm

You beyond outdid yourself! They’re no bake, perfect. And filled with awesome stuff. PB & Pudding!

And good luck with your kitchen remodel!

July 15, 2012 7:07 pm

You had me at peanut butter and frosted flakes.

July 15, 2012 7:51 pm

An exercise in manipulation….I love it!! Best of luck with the kitchen redo.

These look addictive!

July 15, 2012 8:38 pm

I am loving the idea of these bars…how much milk for the pudding layer?

luv what you do
July 15, 2012 8:41 pm

Wow! I don’t know which layer I would like best!

July 15, 2012 8:52 pm

How much milk am I supposed to add to the pudding?

July 15, 2012 8:59 pm

I hate when you post recipes that have ingredients that I have on hand.

It really doesn’t help my large buttock situation.

All the best with the your kitchen. Good thinking putting the manipulation in writing. My father did my mother’s kitchen back in the early 90’s. She’s still waiting for the finishing touches…youch!

July 15, 2012 10:11 pm

I would be a nervous wreck!! I am so in awe of your calmness in this time of kitchen tumultuousness. In fact…I may need to stress eat some of these bars FOR you.

July 15, 2012 10:39 pm

I know exactly what you mean about the last 1/4 of a big project…we redid our kitchen, oh about 4 months ago…and the big stuff is done, but there is still a lot of little things that need to be done. Uuuuhhh maybe one of these days. Now these bars…seriously I am in love with them. And frosted flakes crust? Girl that is just plain genius!

Cookie Sleuth
July 15, 2012 11:30 pm

Nerve-wracking for sure! I’m sure it will turn out nicely.

Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel
July 16, 2012 12:34 am

Congrats on the soon-to-be-new kitchen! Wishing I had some fantabulous bars to go with my fantabulous kitchen, but sadly, I only have a dad who pretends to know how to fix leaky faucets and wears carpenter jeans without actually being a carpenter. Meh.

July 16, 2012 12:47 am

Good luck with the kitchen renovation, how fun! Can’t wait to see some before and after pictures! 🙂

Miriam @ Overtime Cook
July 16, 2012 12:52 am

This looks super delicious! I kind of want to make them right now!

July 16, 2012 8:33 am

How fun are these?? Love that they are no bake! I’m pretty sure Kevin would go nuts for these 🙂

July 16, 2012 9:10 am

I’m so excited for lots of no-bake desserts! Are you going to post photos of your remodel??? 😉

Katrina @ In Katrina
July 16, 2012 9:27 am

Soul sisters. I’ll take a pan.

July 16, 2012 12:30 pm

My hubby’s the same way! We have so many 95% completed projects in our house. I love that he’ll jump right in to things that intimidate me, but it’s so frustrating to not quite make it to the finished product. Good luck with your kitchen! Maybe you could post some pics for us?

July 16, 2012 1:07 pm

The bars look great. I live on frost flakes.

sally @ sally

My bf is SUCH a DIY guy too…. they’d get along perfectly! I absolutely love these, Shelly. Esp that bottom layer. PB + Frosted Flakes…. I may have to recreate these!

Kat S
July 16, 2012 1:28 pm

Don’t be too scared, it could be worse. Like take my kitchen for example my “plaid shorts with a diff color combo striped shirt” wearing hubby started our kitchen remodel a year ago. <read: Started. I never said finished. Yeah. That's what I'm dealing with over here Shelly, & to make matters worse, I can't have any Dairy so I check your blog daily for food porn…*hangs head in shame*….

July 16, 2012 2:16 pm
God you make me laugh woman! too funny…I know what you mean, I have most likely THE most talented husband on the face of this earth. He is a fantastic starter…not so much for the finishing. Example: Our daughter turns 4 next month and while I was pregnant with Timber, my husband decided that the bedroom she was going to be in was not warm enough. God Bless him! So, he guts the whole room…to this day…we now have a gutted storage room and an almost four year old sleeping in our room. Be it in her own bed but… Read more »
Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes
July 16, 2012 2:40 pm

hahah I love it – marriage 101, for sure. I love no-bake recipes!

Becca from It
July 16, 2012 2:48 pm

OMG….Why did I have to see this the day I’m on a clear liquid only diet?! TOTAL yum factor!!

July 16, 2012 2:49 pm

Gosh, these sound amazing!

July 16, 2012 3:16 pm

Those look delicious!! Good luck with your kitchen redo! I’m sure it is going to look amazing. Megan

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Good luck with the kitchen! Never lived through a remodel, so I can’t imagine how stressful it is.
What a great idea for bars. Anything with pb and chocolate is always good.

July 16, 2012 6:43 pm

Okay, you’re pretty much killin’ me here. I may or may not have my keys in hand to run and buy frosted flakes… Thanks a lot. 😛

Julie @ Table for Two
July 16, 2012 7:44 pm

omg omg these look so so good and i cannot stop trying to eat my computer screen

July 16, 2012 7:53 pm

These look delicious! I have corn flakes on hand, but not frosted flakes. Do you think I could use corn flakes? Would you suggest I add more sugar to the crust? Thanks!

Robin @ Simply Southern Baking
July 16, 2012 8:16 pm

I’m drooling over these!! Must pin right now!

Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker
July 16, 2012 9:52 pm

These are awesome! Totally up my alley. Best of luck on your kitchen remodel, so fun!

July 16, 2012 10:02 pm

I love this recipe and how you have your blog set up! It’s just wonderful!

Lynna H.
July 16, 2012 10:23 pm

These look wonderful!

LOL about marriage 101. & i bet your kitchen is going to look fabulous! 😀 can`t wait to see some pics!

July 17, 2012 1:27 am

Super pretty pic. I hope you will show us your kitchen. PS, I like the manipulation. Totally going to try that! Wish me luck!

Tamara @jemofthesouth
July 17, 2012 9:46 pm

These look so good! I’m loving no bake recipes since it’s been so hot this summer.

July 21, 2012 12:27 pm

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July 26, 2012 1:21 pm

That looks and reads amazingly yummy!

July 28, 2012 1:41 pm

I was just about to make these delicious looking bars when I realized, I’m out of foil! Do you think it’s ok to do it without the foil?


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Aya B.
August 13, 2012 10:16 am

Love all your posts

Georganne (LilaLoa)
August 19, 2012 6:42 am

Wow. I don’t know how I missed this post, but I’m so glad I found it!! It’s like when you find $20 in your winter coat. I can’t wait to try these!!!


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September 14, 2012 3:55 pm

I would love to make these, but the recipe doesn’t come up when I select” print this recipe” Just a blank page. Has this happened to anyone else? Will keep trying, but I don’t think it will do any good.

Tina @ Tina
March 17, 2013 7:28 pm

These remind me of something I used to eat as a kid at the school cafeteria. I used to buy lunch just so that I could have the tasty dessert. I definitely must try these. 🙂


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