I got a Silhouette Cameo a week or so ago and I had yet to use it because once I got it all plugged in and the program all up and running I was completely clueless as to how to get started. I got super frustrated so I asked my sister Dawn if she would be willing to come over and give me a quick tutorial, I even bribed her and told her if she would come over I would make her a treat. LOL
Well between the summer heat and my never-ending hot flashes I knew it had to be something quick and easy and didn’t require baking. I decided on special K bars. If you have never made these before you got to try them, they are so good, and NO they do not have butterscotch in them, I’m not sure if we just grew up making them wrong or if everyone else is making them wrong, but this recipe DOES NOT have butterscotch chips in them, which is the way I like them!
Special K Bars
6 cups special K or Rice crispy’s or both
1 c. sugar
1 c. white Karo syrup
1 c. peanut butter
1 cup chocolate chips ( semi-sweet)
add the sugar and Karo syrup together and bring just to a boil. Turn off heat,
stir in peanut butter until fully incorporated and then pour over cereal, mix well and put into a greased 9×13 pan. Here’s the secret to really yummy Special K bars or even Rice Crispy treats…You ready, Do NOT pat the mixture down and try to make it all nice and even looking, this will crunch all the cereal and take the light and airy crispiness out of it. A lot of people pack it down too much and it’s just not the same, No good! Of course that’s just my opinion…
Melt chocolate chips in microwave for two minutes, stopping every 30 seconds to stir and make sure you don’t burn the chocolate. spread evenly on top and you are done! just wait for chocolate to set up ( if you can) and enjoy!
Oh and Just in case you were wondering, My sister and My niece Kelsey did come over and we enjoyed these treats, had a good chat and they taught me A LOT about how to use this Silhouette machine! So much so I was brave enough to make this shirt after they left…I know it is an easy design but, hey, baby steps right?