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If these bars have been refrigerated for more than 1 hour, let them stand for 10-15 minutes before cutting. Freeze.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1-1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 6 cups Special K
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips

Nutritional Facts

316 calories: 2 each, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 157mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein .

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, bring the sugar and corn syrup to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat. Stir in peanut butter until combined. Add cereal; toss to coat. Using a metal spatula, press mixture into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. pan.
  2. In a microwave, melt the chocolate and butterscotch chips; stir until smooth. Spread over cereal mixture. Refrigerate until set. Cut into bars. Yield: 4 dozen.
Freezes well.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Bars in Weeknight Cooking Made Easy Annual 2005, p321


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ejgravley
Reviewed May. 10, 2015

"Wish I would have read the reviews before making this. I was making the bars for an open house and followed the recipe exactly. They turned out hard as a rock and I had to start all over, good thing I planned ahead and had extra time!"

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Aladin
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2013

"This is a great recipe...I make it all the time..DO NOT bring the syrup and sugar to a boil or cook 2-3 min...They will be so hard they will break your teeth. Heat just until the sugar is dissolved, then add the peanut butter then the special K. It should still be warm when you press in the pan so place the chips on top and they should melt on their own, then you can spread them..."

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3froggiekids
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2013

"This is a special treat in our house. We do cut the peanut butter to 1 c. And we remove the saucepan from the burner as soon as the sugar and corn syrup start to bubble. If it's cooked to long, it will make the bars very hard. Enjoy!!"

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3froggiekids
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2013

"This is a special treat in our house. We do cut the peanut butter to 1 c. And we remove the saucepan from the burner as soon as the sugar and corn syrup start to bubble. If it's cooked to long, it will make the bars very hard."

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mluttenegger
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2013

"I have made a version of this recipe for years. My recipe calls for only 1 cup creamy peanut butter and 1 cup semisweet chocolate chip. I use Rice Krispies instead of Special K cereal. I have never refrigerated my bars as they set up fast enough. I think the previous reviewer may have over cooked the corn syrup peanut-butter , and that is why they were "hard as a rock." I cook mine until the mixture just begins to bubbles This bars do not last long in my house!"

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michelle.miles
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2012

"They turned out hard as a rock"

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marisatoddbarton
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2010

"Loved the bars but had way too much chocolate on top for us. When I make this again I will use 1 cup semi-sweet chips and 1/2 cup butterscotch chips. My husband's family makes a similar recipe that uses crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy and then rolls them in a ball while warm. (no chocolate topping) They are amazing!"

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nklement
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2009

"These are just like the ones my grandma makes every Christmas. I enjoy making them for my own family every year."

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purplelover70
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2009

"This recipe is one our family has made for years. I agree, it wouldn't be a holiday without them."

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cherylfegan
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2009

"Tasty but it's better with the chocolate melted on the stove, burned in the microwave."

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