Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars Recipe
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars Recipe

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To complete the meal. Lorri whips up a pan of Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars. "These chewy cereal treats are the perfect no-fuss contribution to a potluck or bake sale," she adds. "I've discovered a few minutes in the refrigerator helps the bar's frosting set faster. Of course, the trick is getting them in there before they disappear!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:18-24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 18-24 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 6 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 227 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 132mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup and peanut butter. Cook over medium-low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; add cereal and stir until coated. Spread into a greased 13x9-in. pan; press lightly. Spread melted chocolate over bars. Chill. Yield: 1-1/2 to 2 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars in Quick Cooking May/June 2001, p14

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rivergulch User ID: 6817712 78493
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2014

"Taste like the scotcheroos without the butterscotch chips. Fast and easy...."

MaryAnnePettit User ID: 7614272 78491
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2014

"This is a favorite For the peanut butter lovers at our house."

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 35862
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2013

"The melted chocolate pushes these bars over the top! This is a easy, quick and yummy recipe. I have made these many time, often omitting the melted chocolate and pressing 1 cup of mini chocolate chips into the top. This eliminates lots of sticky, chocolatey hands! Plus, not quite as sweet. Wonderful combination of flavors!"

1275 User ID: 6324211 53553
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2012

"I never made this recipe but I happened to come across it and found out that it is pretty much the same recipe my Mom makes all the time- especially when I was a kid. We loved them and now that I have made them some they are really easy! You can also subsitute half of the corn syrup for honey. In the recipe we use, sometimes you need 8 cups of cereal and for the topping, we use 1 cup chocolate chips and 1 cup butterscotch chips. SO good!"

mpcta User ID: 2601052 36107
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2012

"Finally! an outstanding recipe for Peanut Butter Bars. I didn't quite have a full cup of light corn syrup so I improvised and used honey. Couldn't tell the difference. I also used aluminum foil to line my 9 X 13 pan before adding the Rice Krispie Mixture."

jeanemed User ID: 1512060 31589
Reviewed May. 19, 2012

"Very rich."

grniis2 User ID: 5615142 35861
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2012

"I made these bars to take to work. They were gone in no time. Everyone wanted the recipe. Making another batch today to take to a family get together. Were very easy to put together. A real keeper."

Lov2ski2 User ID: 2237010 53552
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2011

"I make these all time and my family loves them! I use the microwave to heat up the corn syrup & sugar, mix them. I use an 18 oz jar (1.5 cup) of peanut butter. soften in the microwave, mix all 3 ingredients together put back in the microwave for about a minute and then add the 6 cups of cereal. I then use a jelly roll pan and press the cereal mixture into it. I use the 11 oz bag of butterscotch chips and 6 oz bag of choc chips mixed together. These are great and easy to do!"

linzerbug User ID: 161685 86816
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2010

"My family/co-workers are not a big fan of butterscotch therefore these are a great substitution. They turn out perfect everytime. Can't get enough; always gone in a heartbeat!"

dfwwlynda User ID: 5343689 79352
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

"i would never make these again. rice krispies got soggy. the picture is deceiving"

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