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Peanut Cereal Squares

"When I need to throw together something in a hurry, I turn to these no-bake squares," says Kathy Steffen. "And because the recipe doesn't include chocolate, you can pack them for long drives or vacations without worrying about melted-chocolate messes," she writes from her Fond du Lac, Wisconsin home.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Rice Chex
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • Place cereal in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. pan; set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, bring corn syrup and sugar to a boil; boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat; stir in peanut butter until blended. Stir in peanuts and vanilla. Pour over cereal. Cool completely. Cut into squares.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 185 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 131mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • mamaknowsbest
    Apr 27, 2015

    Great gooey cereal bars! Used Capt'n Crunch cereal. Quick, easy recipe that all enjoyed. Great way to use up the last of a cereal box!

  • piehlar
    Oct 31, 2013

    This is one of our favorites and I always bring home an empty pan when I take them to potlucks. It is quick, easy and delicious.

  • cherylyoung
    Aug 21, 2011

    Easy to make & always well liked. Definately a keeper.

  • MrsOrganized
    Feb 3, 2011

    This is an excellent recipe. Thank you for submitting it.