Easy, nutritious, and no baking. You may substitute granola for the rice cereal if you wish.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan, stir together brown sugar, peanut butter and evaporated milk. Bring to boil, stirring constantly, until brown sugar is dissolved and peanut butter is melted.

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  • Remove from heat. Stir in crisp rice cereal. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto waxed paper or foil. Cool until firm.

Nutrition Facts

84.2 calories; 2.3 g protein; 11.1 g carbohydrates; 1 mg cholesterol; 68 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (27)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2003
I LOVE this recipe. It is so easy and inexpensive to make. I made them with rice cereal and with granola. Can't decide which is better. They are both unique in their own way. Very yummy. Will make these often! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/23/2011
I wanted to make peanut butter balls but was out of honey so I made these. They are a easy quick snack but I think if you attempt to store (even chilled) and eat them later you'll just get a soggy mess. Good enough if you want something peanut buttery in a pinch though. (won't make you three dozen though! unless you make them SUPER tiny!). Read More
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29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2003
I LOVE this recipe. It is so easy and inexpensive to make. I made them with rice cereal and with granola. Can't decide which is better. They are both unique in their own way. Very yummy. Will make these often! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2003
I LOVE this recipe. It is so easy and inexpensive to make. I made them with rice cereal and with granola. Can't decide which is better. They are both unique in their own way. Very yummy. Will make these often! Read More
(11)
Rating: 2 stars
03/23/2011
I wanted to make peanut butter balls but was out of honey so I made these. They are a easy quick snack but I think if you attempt to store (even chilled) and eat them later you'll just get a soggy mess. Good enough if you want something peanut buttery in a pinch though. (won't make you three dozen though! unless you make them SUPER tiny!). Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/10/2005
We did not care for these - too sticky. However my son learned to read reviews before proceeding with his next recipe in the future. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2009
We made this recipe as written and we loved them! We used crunchy peanut butter which was definitely a good choice. The rice cereal does lose a little of its crunch but we left ours in the fridge which helped and made them solidify faster. Sweet and salty! If you're expecting a "cookie" you'll be disappointed but they are like rice crispie treats but with peanut butter instead of marshmallow. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/04/2004
If you love peanut butter you will love these. They were a nice twist on rice crispy bars. Simple to make. Fun to make with kids. They didn't make good cookies for us but they were good bars. Maybe will make again if I have excess peanut butter sitting around the house. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2012
Good flavor not too sweet. Probably could use more rice crispies and something to help it solidify a little more. I melted chocolate on top. Good but I don't know if I will make them again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/23/2004
Didn't care for this recipe. I made it with granola and cut back on the brown sugar because the granola was sweetened. The cookies were still way too sweet. They never seemed to firm up enough either. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/24/2011
Tasted good but cereal got a little soggy after cooled. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/03/2008
I did exactly as the recipe says but only got 14 so must have made them too big. Confused though as it says makes 3 doz. on the top description (which would be REALLY small) then when it gives how many the recipe makes in another section it says 18. Either way these aren't that great. It instantly made the crispy rice cereal not crispy anymore. They will still probably be tasty just not crunchy. I think it needed MORE cereal. Would be good with oatmeal/granola as suggested. Read More
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