Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + chilling
- 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
- In a large saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup and peanut butter. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; stir in cereal. Spread into a greased 13x9-in. pan; press lightly. Spread melted chocolate over bars. Chill.
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Nutrition Facts1 bar: 302 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 96mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.
Mar 9, 2014
Taste like the scotcheroos without the butterscotch chips. Fast and easy....
Jan 19, 2014
This is a favorite For the peanut butter lovers at our house.
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!
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!
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.
May 19, 2012
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.
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!
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!
Nov 8, 2010
i would never make these again. rice krispies got soggy. the picture is deceiving