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Peanut Butter Squares

"'This recipe is so quick to make and uses ingredients usually found in ample supply in my cupboard,' notes Marsha Murray of Niverville, Manitoba. 'The chocolate-topped bars are a great take-along for potlucks and showers. They always disappear fast,' she assures."
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15 m servings
Original recipe yields 18 servings

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  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the peanut butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and butter. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1 minute or until butter is melted. Stir in vanilla until combined. Add cereal; mix well. Spread into a greased 8-in. square pan.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Spread over cereal mixture. Refrigerate until chocolate is set. Cut into squares.


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Um........YUM. These are freaking DANGEROUS. I used a name brand peanut butter (coming from experiance, using a cheap brand usually ends up a big mess and me feeling like a chump) and all rice k...

Good, chewy bars. I made these with all rice krispies, as that's what I had on hand. I was looking for something a little softer, but if it's something chewy you want - this is it. Super easy to...

Very chewy and good. Loved being able to use the microwave rather than the stove top! For the topping, I used a 50/50 mix of chocolate chips and butterscotch chips, because I remember doing th...

I made these at Christmas and they were a big hit! They're similar to a recipe I used to have that has an icing-like layer in the middle but these are really good without it. Thanks!

Wowee, these were to die for! I made them with only rice crispies because that's what I had on hand and I substituted honey for corn syrup and they still turned out perfect! Will make again an...

definitely tasty! next time i will add an extra cup of cereal. i found the bottom layer was a little too "sticky" still and could be a little firmer.

I used pancake "maple" syrup in place of the corn syrup, and all rice krispies. Made several times and I have a hard time not eating them all!

Very simple and Yummy!

I made these last night for my husband, he gives them 5 stars. I forgot to add the vanilla, they were still good, but we will definitely add it next time. I think I will also use only puffed ri...