Crisp Peanut Candies Recipe

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"My sister gave me this quick-and-easy recipe one year when I was tired of making the same old holiday cookies," says Christine Kehler of Nebo, North Carolina. "My husband absolutely loves these sweet no-bake treats."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing
MAKES:27 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing
MAKES: 27 servings


  • 2-2/3 cups vanilla or white chips
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup peanuts

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 147 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 78 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a heavy saucepan, heat vanilla chips and peanut butter over low until melted; stir until smooth. Add cereal and peanuts; stir to coat. Crop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Crisp Peanut Candies in Quick Cooking May/June 2000, p8

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Reviewed Feb. 13, 2010

"These are AWESOME! Quick, easy and delicious! The only change I made was I used Honey Roasted Peanuts and they were wonderful. I can't wait to make them again!"

Reviewed Aug. 29, 2009

"This recipe is so easy to make. I didn't have enough vanilla chips so used 2/3 cup butterscotch chips and used chopped cashews instead of the peanuts. Everyone raved over how good these treats were. Can't wait to make them again!"

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