Quick Peanut Butter Squares Recipe

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Quick Peanut Butter Squares Recipe

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4.5 1 2
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"This recipe is so quick to make and uses ingredients usually found in ample supply in my cupboard," notes Marsha Murray of Niverville, Manitoba. "The chocolate-topped bars are a great take-along for potlucks and showers. They always disappear fast," she assures.
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cornflakes
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the peanut butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and butter. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 45 seconds or until butter is melted. Stir in vanilla until combined. Add cereal; mix well. Spread into a greased 8-in. square pan.
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Spread over cereal mixture. Refrigerate until chocolate is set. Cut into squares. Yield: 16 squares.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Squares in Quick Cooking January/February 2003, p55

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 221 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 108mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cornflakes
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the peanut butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and butter. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 45 seconds or until butter is melted. Stir in vanilla until combined. Add cereal; mix well. Spread into a greased 8-in. square pan.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Spread over cereal mixture. Refrigerate until chocolate is set. Cut into squares. Yield: 16 squares.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Squares in Quick Cooking January/February 2003, p55

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Reviewed Feb. 26, 2011

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