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Quick Peanut Butter Squares

 Quick Peanut Butter Squares
"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.
16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling


  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups cornflakes
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 221 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 108 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.