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Chocolate Ribbon Bars

No one will be able to eat just one of Gail Wiese's yummy Chocolate Ribbon Bars, full of butterscotch, peanut butter and chocolate flavor. Unlike similar crispy cereal treats, these aren't sticky! "Over the years I've accumulated quite a few recipes from my co-workers, and this one is easy to prepare," writes Gail from her home in Athens, Wisconsin.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 1 package (10 to 11 ounces) butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 8 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar


  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt butterscotch chips and peanut butter; stir until smooth. Gradually stir in cereal until well coated. Press half of the mixture into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. pan; set remaining mixture aside.
  • In another large microwave-safe bowl, melt semisweet chocolate chips and butter. Stir in water until blended. Gradually add the confectioners' sugar, stirring until smooth.
  • Spread over cereal layer. Cover and refrigerate for 10 minutes or until chocolate layer is set. Spread remaining cereal mixture over the top. Chill before cutting.
Editor's Note
Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 260 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 165mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • meaganteal
    Mar 9, 2018

    These are very rich , but very good. I also had trouble make the crispies stick together, but they were delicious!

  • webesmiley
    Aug 24, 2014

    Been making these for a number of years now--always a hit when I bring them to work. Hubby loves them too....when he can get his hands on them.

  • lswaim
    Mar 16, 2010

    Everyone loved these! the only problem I had was that the crispies didn't seem to want to stick to the chocolate. May have to press them together harder or move faster so that the chocolate doesn't have time to firm up.

  • Aquarelle
    Aug 10, 2008

    These are good! My ten-year old and her friends gobbled them up.