My aunt used to make these when I was a little girl. I think they are a nice change from marshmallow treats.

April
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium sauce pan, mix together sugar, peanut butter, and corn syrup. Be careful not to let it burn, or it will ruin the recipe. Stir mixture until well melted. Remove pan from heat.

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  • Combine warm peanut butter mixture with crisp rice cereal.

  • Grease well a 9 x 13 inch pan with butter or margarine. Spread mixture in pan. Allow to cool. When mixture is no longer sticky to the touch, cut into bars.

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Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

323 calories; 6.3 g protein; 52.6 g carbohydrates; 2.5 mg cholesterol; 212.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (92)

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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2006
Turned out Perfect a great alternative to rice crispy treats for people who dont eat gelatin! I also added in chocolate chips while mixing the peanut butter with the cereal. The chips melted in just enough to make a pretty swirl pattern when spreading it into the pan. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/13/2008
Too sweet. If you have to make this cut way back on the sugar and corn syrup. Read More
(5)
115 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 85
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2006
Turned out Perfect a great alternative to rice crispy treats for people who dont eat gelatin! I also added in chocolate chips while mixing the peanut butter with the cereal. The chips melted in just enough to make a pretty swirl pattern when spreading it into the pan. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2006
Turned out Perfect a great alternative to rice crispy treats for people who dont eat gelatin! I also added in chocolate chips while mixing the peanut butter with the cereal. The chips melted in just enough to make a pretty swirl pattern when spreading it into the pan. Read More
(23)
Rating: 4 stars
08/21/2004
My mom used to make these but she added 1 bag of chocolate semisweet morsels to the top and baked it just until they melted. Then she spread the chocolate evenly over the top.MMMMMM...MMMM good!Taste like a peanut butter cup! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2010
These are GREAT! We made them 3 times in 2 weeks. Very addictive. First batch was just as recipe directs. 2nd we did a chocolate drizzle of melted choco chips and Crisco (melted until I felt texture was right) on top. 3rd batch we put a layer of choco chips on the bottom of the pan then pressed the mixture in the pan. Next maybe some mini chocolate candies.... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2005
These taste just like the marshmallow stuff except it has the wonderful taste of PB. If you do love peanut butter I'd advise you to go on this recipe rather than the "classical" (marshmallow) one; in my opinion it stays fresh longer plus you don't have to mess with washing melted marshmallows covered pans... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2009
great recipe! made a few changes since i didn't have all the ingredients handy. i mixed in some corn flakes with what rice krispies i had. i only had 3/4 cup of karo syrup so i added a 1/4 cup maple syrup. also added m & m's to the mix. it turned out great! you can barely taste the maple syrup and the candies added a little extra kick. they sold in less than 10 minutes at the bake sale. everybody loved them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2009
OMG this is the recipe I have been looking for. 30 years ago I was in love with the pb rice crispy treats they served for breakfast in my school cafeteria. This is it. Chewy peanut buttery yumminess. THANK YOU! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/13/2008
Too sweet. If you have to make this cut way back on the sugar and corn syrup. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2007
I decided to make these while for my boyfriend while he was at work. I just tried one and he'll be lucky if there are any left when he gets home! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2008
I have been eating these cookies since I was a little girl. They are a family tradition! We mix the sugar and corn syrup and cook until clear. Remove from heat and add peanut butter until fully mixed. Finally fold in cereal. Use wax paper to press into the corners of pan. Melt equal parts of semi sweet and butterscotch chips and spread on top. Let completely cool then cut into one inch pieces. Oh....we call them Kris Kringle's. Read More
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