150.8...No-Bake Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cereal Bars

Last night we hosted a barbecue for my husband’s company. I made some old favorite recipes but a few new ones as well. I made two new desserts, the first of which was No-Bake Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cereal Bars. They are Rice Krispies Treats on a whole new level!

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No-Bake Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cereal Bars

Recipe adapted from Food Network Magazine, September 2015


1/2 stick butter

10-ounce bag mini marshmallows 

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

6 cups chocolate crispy rice cereal

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips


1. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.

2. Melt butter with mini marshmallows and peanut butter in a large pot, stirring, until smooth.

3. Stir in cereal, then mini chocolate chips. Press into the prepared pan and let cool.

Printable Recipe

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Wednesday night was our annual “My Favorite Things” party at Cathi’s house. The premise for the party is that you bring a favorite item of your ($10 or under) for each person attending the party. It could be anything: food, beauty, clothes, etc. You explain why you love it and go home with everyone’s favorites!

Cathi had out some delicious appetizers. I brought Goat Cheese with Fig Butter.

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I sampled a bit of everything. 

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Cathi even made us yummy desserts!

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And we all got to go home with tons of fun stuff! 

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Thursday’s breakfast:

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I met my trainer at the gym, then went to my dentist appointment. For lunch I tried Fish District. I had the Spicy Poke Bowl and it was delicious! 

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That evening I went with my husband and some friends to our club for their golf tournament dinner. The evening started out with appetizers and cocktails. I enjoyed some sushi to start. 

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Dinner was served buffet style and had an Asian theme. The food was really good!

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We hung out for a bit then called it a night.

Friday’s breakfast:

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I took my husband’s car in to get repaired. I came home to get stuff done around the house. Lunch was a turkey sandwich with pretzel thins, Bitchin Sauce and pickles: 

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For dinner my husband and I went to the Pony Room at Rancho Valencia. We shared the Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad and Buffalo Popcorn Chicken Bites to start. 

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I had the New Zealand Lamb Lollipops.

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We had the Pony Warm Chocolate Cake for dessert. 

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The food is seriously delicious there. Funny that the dessert was actually my least favorite of them all!

Saturday’s breakfast:

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I cleaned out the garage and it looks awesome. 

Lunch was a repeat of the day before. 

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My husband and I went to Costco to get stuff for the barbecue that was yesterday.

We had the final dinner for the golf tournament that evening. There was another delicious buffet. 

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Everything was awesome!!

Sunday’s breakfast missed the camera somehow. We went to Rancho Santa Fe Food Company which I had never been to. My husband had been recently for dinner and enjoyed it. I was boring and ordered an egg white omelet which was good but nothing special. They had some yummy different eggs Benedict that I would try next time!

I went grocery shopping for the barbecue and came home to make several of the recipes including my version of Baja Fresh Salsa:

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Our friend Jessy came home and we went back to the Pony Room for dinner. We shared so much goodness.

Brandt Farm Beef Sliders (My favorite thing there):

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Swordfish Bites:

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Buttermilk Calamari & Shishito Peppers:

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Crispy Brussels & Bacon:

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Hamachi & Jalapeños: 

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Ridiculous. Everything was awesome!

Yesterday’s breakfast:  

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I cooked/prepped all day. I had a quick lunch of cheddar cheese, pretzel things and Bitchin Sauce. I wanted to save room for all the good stuff I made for the barbecue.

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I got all the appetizers out and then it was go time!

Slow Cooker Taco Dip:

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That disappeared the fastest. 

Mexican Street Corn Dip:

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My Favorite Guacamole:

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Baja Fresh Salsa:

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Pico de Gallo:

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Homemade Margaritas (recipe to come):

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Then it was time for the main event: Pollo Asado & Carne Asada Tacos.

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I also made Mexican Bean Salad and Creamy Cole Slaw which didn’t get photographed. Too busy!

Besides the No-Bake Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cereal Bars, I made Triple-Decker Bars (recipe to come) which were fabulous! 

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Great success! And barely any leftovers! Yes!

Today’s breakfast:

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I went to Orange Theory with Alicia. I hadn’t been in awhile. Fortunately I survived. 

I got my nails done and stopped for lunch at Marketplace Grill. 

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Tonight’s plan is to clean off my desk a bit and maybe grab some sushi!

Side note: This was supposed to post yesterday but I was having trouble posting. 

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