Way, way, way back when I was a working single girl, one of my coworkers (who was married and might have even been over 30, so a font of knowledge, I thought!) would make these fabulous bars that tasted just like an O’Henry Bar…crunchy, peanutty, and chocolate covered. She guarded the recipe like it was a state secret, but when I left the company to move to Oklahoma, getting married en route to our next assignment, she gave it to me.
I’ve not shared it lo these many years, but since I just Googled it and found about a thousand duplicates online, I feel I can freely share it now. And it’s not like I’ve ever heard from her again, so she probably won’t come kill me in my sleep for breaking her confidence.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1-1/4 cups peanut butter (chunky or creamy)
- 6 cups cornflakes
- 12 oz chocolate chips, melted
- Flaked sea salt, for sprinkling on top
Bring sugar and corn syrup to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter. Stir in cereal. Mix well and spread on greased 10 x 15 inch pan. Cover with melted chocolate.
I drew a butter knife back and forth across the melted chocolate, when it had cooled just slightly, to make a pattern, then sprinkled some sea salt flakes on top. Delish!