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.

Soooo….yeah.

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.
Peanut butter in a measuring cupAnd then some Frosted Flakes…8 whole cups…
Frosted flakes in a glass measuring cupNext boil some sugar and corn syrup together for a quick minute and stir in the peanut butter and Frosted Flakes…
Spread that all into a foil-lined pan.
A collage of 3 photos of melting peanut butter mixture being added to cereal in a bowlThen make your filling. Powdered sugar, Vanilla pudding, butter and milk. Total yum.
A collage of three photos of instant pudding mix being combined with milk in a bowlPour it over your crust…
Vanilla pudding mixture being poured over a pan of peanut butter crunch mixtureSpread it all over…
Vanilla cream mixture spread over peanut butter crunch mixtureThen melt some chocolate chips with a little butter and spread, spread, spread…
Chocolate frosting spread over vanilla cream and peanut butter crunch layers in a panVoila!
Layered peanut butter crunch eclair bars in a foil-lined panChill them about an hour to set up and you’re good to go.A stack of peanut butter crunch eclair bars on a wooden board

 

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Peanut Butter Crunch Eclair Bars


Description:

makes 60 bars


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 8 cups Frosted Flakes cereal
  • 3/4 cup and 1/2 cup butter, divided
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 (3.4 oz, 4 serving sized) packets of instant vanilla pudding
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  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 3/4 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 1/2 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.

Notes:

Serve chilled or at room temperature.
Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

adapted from bhg

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Shal
April 14, 2015 2:44 pm

This recipe isn’t called Peanut Butter Crunch Éclair Bars. This is an old recipe from Company’s Coming cookbook. It’s the exact same. I used to make these when I was just a kid.

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. 🙂

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.

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!!!

August 13, 2012 10:16 am

Amazing….
Love all your posts

Shi
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?

Debra
July 26, 2012 1:21 pm

That looks and reads amazingly yummy!

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 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!

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 16, 2012 10:02 pm

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

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 8:16 pm

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

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!

July 16, 2012 7:44 pm

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

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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