These taste like the candy bar.

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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 large saucepan over medium heat, combine the peanut butter, corn syrup, brown sugar and white sugar. Cook stirring occasionally until smooth. Remove from heat and quickly mix in the corn flakes, chocolate chips and peanuts until evenly coated.

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  • Press the entire mixture gently into a buttered 9x13 inch baking dish. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars.

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

291 calories; 12.8 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 148 mg sodium. 43.5 g carbohydrates; 5.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2003
Great recipe. Especially easy. Sure they don't look pretty but just by simply melting chocolate chips & spreading them on top and then sprinkle finely chopped peanuts they took on an entirely different look!! When I make these again I will use milk chocolate chips and/or increase the peanuts to one cup and leave out chips inside of it and spread the melted chips on top. Just my preference. One can easily adjust this recipe. Worth a try to make. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/04/2003
It was okay but not great. I had a hard time cutting them I ended up rolling them into balls and I put them in little candy cups. Don't think I'd make them again Read More
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295 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 184
  • 4 star values: 76
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 13
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2003
Great recipe. Especially easy. Sure they don't look pretty but just by simply melting chocolate chips & spreading them on top and then sprinkle finely chopped peanuts they took on an entirely different look!! When I make these again I will use milk chocolate chips and/or increase the peanuts to one cup and leave out chips inside of it and spread the melted chips on top. Just my preference. One can easily adjust this recipe. Worth a try to make. Read More
(66)
Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2003
Great recipe. Especially easy. Sure they don't look pretty but just by simply melting chocolate chips & spreading them on top and then sprinkle finely chopped peanuts they took on an entirely different look!! When I make these again I will use milk chocolate chips and/or increase the peanuts to one cup and leave out chips inside of it and spread the melted chips on top. Just my preference. One can easily adjust this recipe. Worth a try to make. Read More
(66)
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2003
These taste great yet they are unattractive. I brought them to a bake sale and nobody was buying them yet when a man tried one he said "Wow these are great!" and he bought the whole plate. The next time I made them I frosted them and put sprinkles and a cherry on them and they sold right away. These are fabulous and I'd recommend them to everyone. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2003
Every one loved it. I think those who had problems with it didn't cook the peanut butter mixture long enough. I used the last cup of chocolate chips in the bag as a frosting on top. As easy as making rice crispy treats! Thank you Mignonne Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2003
I've never tried the bar but these are definitely YUMMY!... heavy too! They go rock-hard pretty quickly so cut them into squares BEFORE they're cooled. Also to make them edible after 2-3 days of storage (if they last that long!) nuke them in the microwave until barely warm - the peanut butter mixture will soften again and they will be as chewy and wonderful as when you first made them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2003
These are great! I have found that the kind of peanut butter and corn flakes does make a difference though. I tried it once with natural peanut butter and "healthy" corn flakes and it was a disaster... they were so hard I broke a knife point trying to cut them after they cooled. But with really creamy peanut butter (I used Peter Pan) and commercial cornflakes (Kellogg's) the result was crunchy light and delicious. I was even able to cut back a little on the corn syrup and substitute 2 T. of water and they still came out perfect. I also like to sprinkle a few extra chocolate chips on the top since the chocolate has a tendency to melt when the mixture is still warm. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2012
I had this recipe in a beloved cookbook... I have not made them in years - but am over-joyed to find this here! I had a horrible time cutting them - my ex had to do it for me wearing heavy-duty gloves to protect his hands. What I ended up doing was making "balls" of the dough and dipping them into melted chocolate... edit I make these for my chocolate-hating Baby Ruth-loving manchild. I roll them into logs and don't dip them in chocolate - for naked Baby Ruth Bars for the chocolate hater. He loves them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2007
I have been making these for years and am just now rating them...they are great!! Quick easy and always a hit... not sure that they taste like a babe ruth bar but who cares they taste great. Only tips I have: I mix the corn flakes PB and choc chips in a large bowl then am able to dump them in the melted mixture and get a better blend of ingredients. I also line a 13x9 pan with aluminum foil and then press the bars into it. Once in fridge for little while you can pull them out of the pan by the foil and then use a pizza cutter to cut them into squares of any size. Be careful you don't fridgerat them too long though--they become a real booger to cut. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2007
These were great. The kids love them. I followed the advice of the previous reviewer and lined my 13 x 9 pan with foil sprayed a bit with some PAM and then put in the fridge to set them up a bit. Once you cut them up you should keep them in a tupperware container to keep them nice and fresh and out of the fridge since they have a better texture at room temp. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2011
I have been making these for years. My Mom used to make these to put in our lunch boxes and I did the dame for my kids. They are also great for showers and holiday cookie exchanges with a little bit of fancying up! I eliminate the white sugar and use 1 cup brown sugar. The white sugar may be part of the reason people have trouble cutting the bars. Also since I have always used chunky peanut butter I don't use extra peanuts. Often I just leave out the chocolate chips or I use them spread on top as a sort of icing. You can change up this recipe so many ways and it is always great if you can get past its homely appearance! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/04/2003
It was okay but not great. I had a hard time cutting them I ended up rolling them into balls and I put them in little candy cups. Don't think I'd make them again Read More
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