HipMamaB NOMS: Trader Joe's No-Bake Peanut Butter Rice Cereal Treats

I love the Trader Joe's "snack counter." That little corner where they are always sampling tasty treats... It's pure marketing genius also since I've almost NEVER have walked out without the goods they were sampling in my cart. The other day my local TJ's was sampling this treat and Zoe and I went nuts for it. So much so that we bought all the ingredients and came home and made it that very afternoon.

Since not all of you are blessed with the wonder food of a Trader Joe's on your corner, I thought I'd share this recipe. Perfect for any occasion, easy to make and OMG good.

Whatcha' Need:

(Trader Joe's brand recommended if possible)

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup Blue Agave Syrup

1 cup Salted Creamy Peanut Butter

7 cups Crispy Rice Cereal

Chocolate Chips (optional but go ahead - add them)

1) Combine the brown sugar and blue agave syrup in a saucepan and bring to a near boil. Stir often and until the brown sugar dissolves and then remove from heat (this takes all of about 3 minutes to achieve)

2) Add the peanut butter to the mixture above and mix well. Transfer to large bowl and add rice cereal and chocolate chips. Mix it all up.

3) Press mixture into a greased baking pan. Refrigerate for a few hours to cool and harden

4) Enjoy in a few hours

5) Send me a thank you note for telling you about this amazingly easy treat.