The Super Bowl is this coming weekend. And I’m just gonna say it – I don’t like football. At all. I never have. However, recently, I started paying attention to football, for 1 reason – Colin Kaepernick. That guy is the best. And his actions have brought about discussions on race and inequality into the mainstream. I taught a sociology class this summer at UCSB and he was a topic of discussion that allowed students to make the connection between popular culture, racial powder dynamics, gender, and social class.
Here’s a recipe for your Super Bowl get together. Use almost any cereal you have in your cabinet to make these bars. The original recipe from my childhood calls for Special K cereal but when I went to the grocery store to buy it, I discovered that 1 box of Special K was $6!!! So I went for a cheaper alternative from Trader Joe’s.
Butterscotch Peanut Butter Cereal Bars
- 14 oz. cereal (Special K or other flaked cereal)
- 1 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 12 oz. chocolate chips
- 6 oz. butterscotch chips
Place cereal in medium bowl. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, sugar, peanut butter and cream. Cook for about 5 minutes until sugar has melted.
Pour saucepan mixture over cereal. Stir until cereal is coated. Press into 9×13 inch pan.
Combine chocolate and butterscotch chips in saucepan over lower heat. Melt and stir until combined. Pour over top of bars and sprinkle with sea salt.