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Peanut Cereal Squares Recipe

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"When I need to throw together something in a hurry, I turn to these no-bake squares," says Kathy Steffen. "And because the recipe doesn't include chocolate, you can pack them for long drives or vacations without worrying about melted-chocolate messes," she writes from her Fond du Lac, Wisconsin home.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 4 cups Rice Chex
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 185 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 131 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. Place cereal in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. pan; set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring corn syrup and sugar to a boil; boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat; stir in peanut butter until blended. Stir in peanuts and vanilla. Pour over cereal. Cool completely. Cut into squares. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Peanut Cereal Squares in Quick Cooking January/February 2002, p33

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Reviewed Apr. 27, 2015

"Great gooey cereal bars! Used Capt'n Crunch cereal. Quick, easy recipe that all enjoyed. Great way to use up the last of a cereal box!"

Reviewed Oct. 31, 2013

"This is one of our favorites and I always bring home an empty pan when I take them to potlucks. It is quick, easy and delicious."

Reviewed Aug. 21, 2011

"Easy to make & always well liked. Definately a keeper."

Reviewed Feb. 3, 2011

"This is an excellent recipe. Thank you for submitting it."

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