Rating: 4.35 stars
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

This is a great recipe for kids! It's easy to make and you don't have to bake it. This is always a hit at potlucks and family get-togethers. Very colorful! My mom made this growing up, and I have seen different variations in cook books. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 bars
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, toss together the toasted oat cereal, rice cereal, peanuts and chocolate pieces; set aside. Grease a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan.

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  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, stir together the corn syrup and sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and quickly stir into the peanut butter and vanilla. Pour the mixture into the bowl with the cereal mixture and mix well. Press into the prepared pan. Let stand until set. Cut into bars and serve.

Nutrition Facts

350 calories; protein 8.4g; carbohydrates 42.7g; fat 18.2g; cholesterol 2.4mg; sodium 144.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (17)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2004
We've made this recipe twice in the past week and have made a few changes but received rave reviews. We used all crispy rice cereal and substituted the peanuts for shredded coconut. We used half chocolate and half white chocolate chips and my grandmother added a stick of maragarine to the corn syrup mixture. These were devoured in less than 24 hours. Thanks Read More
(13)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/13/2004
I don't know what I did wrong but it does not seem that 1 cup of corn syrup is enough; the mix did not glue together into bars!! I created a trail mix instead! Read More
(5)
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2004
We've made this recipe twice in the past week and have made a few changes but received rave reviews. We used all crispy rice cereal and substituted the peanuts for shredded coconut. We used half chocolate and half white chocolate chips and my grandmother added a stick of maragarine to the corn syrup mixture. These were devoured in less than 24 hours. Thanks Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2005
This was a very good, somewhat healthy, easy recipe. The oat cereal, peanuts and peanut butter add nutrients and that is a plus in my book. I used more cereal and less chocolate. I also added 1/2 stick of butter to the corn syrup and used 1/2 cup less peanut butter. I think this made it easier to mix. The end result was a very good cereal bar. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2006
Kids LOVED them! Omitted the peanuts and substituted honey for corn syrup. Very delicious! Read More
(10)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
great easy recipe. have made a couple of times and they are quick and the recipe is flexible. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/12/2004
I don't know what I did wrong but it does not seem that 1 cup of corn syrup is enough; the mix did not glue together into bars!! I created a trail mix instead! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2007
Forget the kids I thought these were yummy!! I would have liked to see them stick together a little better. Still made a nice bake sale item. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2007
My kids loved this snack.I have a daycare and everyone of them want me to make this snack at least once a week.and you can make it healthier by using splenda sugar free candies. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/02/2008
I followed the recipe exactly and it give it 3 stars but it has 5 star potential. I think it could be improved by reducing the amount of sugar and corn syrup and increasing the peanut butter. It is a fun and easy dessert. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/19/2009
Delicious but they don't stick together well at all! Fortunately I don't mind the tendency to fall apart but it makes them less than ideal for traveling (a bit too messy for a packed lunch). Instead of 2 cups of peanuts I used half peanuts and half raisins. And I didn't have any candy-coated chocolates so I just used plain old chocolate chips. Read More
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