"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.
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- 4 cups Rice Chex
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup salted peanuts
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 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. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Peanut Cereal Squares in Quick Cooking January/February 2002, p33
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Reviewed Aug. 21, 2011
"easy to make & always well liked. Definately a keeper."
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2011
"This is an excellent recipe. Thank you for submitting it."