Whatchamacallit Treat Bars — CHECK THESE OUT!!! INSANE!! I mean I can almost taste them right through the computer screen. Wha – WHAT?!
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Whatchamacallit Treat Bars
- 6 cups Peanut Butter Captain Crunch Cereal
- 4 cups miniature marshmallows
- 11 tbs salted butter
- 12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup light brown sugar
For the Crunch Layer
- Coat an 8 x 13 baking pan with non stick cooking spray.
- Melt 3 tbs butter in a large saucepan
- Add 4 cups mini marshmallows stirring constantly until completely melted.
- Remove from heat.
- Add 6 cups Peanut Butter Captain Crunch Cereal to the marshmallow mixture and stir until all the cereal is coated.
- Turn that mixture into your greased baking dish and use a piece of wax paper to press the cereal mixture down.
For the Caramel Layer
- In a medium sized bowl, melt one stick of butter in the microwave. This should take about 50-60 seconds.
- To the melted butter add your sweetened condensed milk, light corn syrup and light brown sugar and whisk until combined.
- Place your caramel mixture in the microwave and cook on high for six minutes.
- You will know your caramel is done when you place a dime sized amount into a cup of ice water and it forms a ball you can roll between your fingers. If the caramel is too soft microwave it for another 30 seconds. You want it the consistency of peanut butter.
- Allow the caramel to cool in your mixing bowl for about 10-15 minutes so it is spreadable.
- Spread the caramel mixture over the peanut butter cereal mixture.
For the Chocolate Layer
- Melt your semi sweet chocolate chips in a double boiler until smooth. Do not use the microwave to melt your chocolate chips. It will pull the moisture from the chocolate and cause it to seize up.
- I put my semi sweet chocolate chips in a small sauce pot and place that small pot inside a larger pot that has about a half inch of water in the bottom. Medium heat will cause the water to simmer and melt the chips inside the smaller pot as the damp heat flows around it.
- Once your chocolate has melted, use a spatula to spread it on top of the caramel mixture.
- Slice and enjoy!