Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling


2 dozen

Updated: Dec. 19, 2022
These chewy bars are the perfect no-fuss contribution to a potluck or bake sale. I’ve discovered the trick is to get them into the refrigerator so the chocolate can set before they disappear! —Lorri Speer, Centralia, Washington
Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 6 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, melted


  1. 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 top; refrigerate until set. Cut into bars.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • If you're looking to cut some sugar, feel free to substitute regular peanut butter for all natural.
  • Corn syrup is an invert sugar, meaning it is liquid in its natural state. This quality helps it stop sugar crystals from forming in frostings, candies and other sweet recipes.
  • If you love this, you won't be able to get enough of our other chocolate and peanut butter recipes.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 bar: 302 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 96mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.