After reading a storybook to my daughter one night, she started calling chocolate covered granola bars, Chompo Bars. I came up with recipe so we could have a homemade version of Chompo Bars. A yummy combo of rice cereal, chocolate and peanut butter.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
36
Yield:
36 servings
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.

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  • Heat the corn syrup and marshmallows in a large saucepan over medium-low heat until marshmallows are melted, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in the crispy rice cereal. Press the cereal mixture into the prepared baking pan. Place a sheet of aluminum foil over the cereal mixture, and use a soup can to press the cereal together firmly to create a dense layer. Remove the foil, and spread the peanut butter on top, then refrigerate the pan.

  • Meanwhile, melt the chocolate chips with the vegetable oil in the top of a double boiler over just-barely simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching. Once the chocolate mixture is smooth, allow it to cool slightly before spreading over the peanut butter layer. Return pan to the refrigerator, and chill until the chocolate layer has hardened, about 30 minutes. Cut into 36 bars.

Nutrition Facts

146 calories; protein 3g; carbohydrates 18.7g; fat 7.6g; sodium 92.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2011
Yummy!!!:) it is yummy and fun. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/27/2013
Good inspiration but I heavily altered my version to cut down on the fat and sugar. I really like how it turned out; the original would have been too intense for me. I used 1/4 cup of honey instead of corn syrup and 2 cups of marshmallows (not 3). Plain Rice Krispy cereal (not chocolate). Used 1/2 cup of peanut butter and 3/4 cup of choco chips. Melted the PB&CC in a double boiler - did not use oil at all. *Use wax paper, not foil, to press the cereal mixture down* Read More
(7)
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2011
Yummy!!!:) it is yummy and fun. Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
09/27/2013
Good inspiration but I heavily altered my version to cut down on the fat and sugar. I really like how it turned out; the original would have been too intense for me. I used 1/4 cup of honey instead of corn syrup and 2 cups of marshmallows (not 3). Plain Rice Krispy cereal (not chocolate). Used 1/2 cup of peanut butter and 3/4 cup of choco chips. Melted the PB&CC in a double boiler - did not use oil at all. *Use wax paper, not foil, to press the cereal mixture down* Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2011
Loved these! I warmed the marshmellow mixture and the chocolate in the microwave instead of the stove. I used wax paper instead of aluminum foil to put over the the rice krispie bar part before pressing mixture to dense layer. Super Yummy and very fun to make. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2011
These were excellent! I did use candy quick melting chocolate instead of using the chocolate chips. Sent the overseas to my deployed boyfriend and they shipped well. Big hit even had people request the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/03/2011
The Chompo Bars get 5 stars for taste but an overall 4 star rating because of the presentation. It is very hard to get a "clean cut" once the chocolate has set. I am going to try these again and cut them before the chocolate has hardened. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/27/2012
I am a no-sugar cook so this was a little challenging for me! But they were still yummy! Chompo Bars from Francis Books? Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/31/2011
Didn't like the combination. too much topping for me and my wife and flavor for whatever reason was just kind of plain and didn't seem to go together very well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2011
Very yummy! I only had regular rice krispies and it worked well! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2011
These are seriously yummy! I used regular rice krispies and they turned out awesome! Thank You Sugarbean for sharing such a yummy easy and quick recipe! Read More
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