This is a no-bake cookie or bar with a good peanut butter taste. Ready-made chocolate frosting tastes good spread on the top.

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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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  • Bring sugar and syrup to a boil. Add peanut butter and stir well. Remove from heat. Stir in cereal (see Cook's Note).

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  • Pat into a lightly greased 9x13-inch pan, or drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper.

  • Allow to cool before slicing bars.

Cook's Note:

You can use Corn Flakes, Cheerios, Rice Krispies, or any cereal with a crunch.

Nutrition Facts

319.2 calories; 6.3 g protein; 53.9 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 222.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2006
I make this recipe all the time and use "cheerios" instead of rice cereal. I have never had them turn out hard and I think it's because once the sugars come to a boil I add the PB immediately and take the mixture off the heat right away. If it boils too long the sugar hardens quite a bit. You also definitely do not want to refrig. these and keep them in an airtight container instead of leaving them uncovered. I've also tried this w/the melted milk chocolate chips as some have sugg'd. YUMM!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/12/2003
I halved this recipe and used an 8" square pan. These were very good but we like Rice Krispie Squares better. I put these in the fridge to start off with but they became hard as a rock so I had to bring them back to room temperature before I could cut and eat them. I didn't try the chocolate frosting on top but I'm sure it would make them even better. Read More
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83 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 51
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2006
I make this recipe all the time and use "cheerios" instead of rice cereal. I have never had them turn out hard and I think it's because once the sugars come to a boil I add the PB immediately and take the mixture off the heat right away. If it boils too long the sugar hardens quite a bit. You also definitely do not want to refrig. these and keep them in an airtight container instead of leaving them uncovered. I've also tried this w/the melted milk chocolate chips as some have sugg'd. YUMM!!! Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2006
I make this recipe all the time and use "cheerios" instead of rice cereal. I have never had them turn out hard and I think it's because once the sugars come to a boil I add the PB immediately and take the mixture off the heat right away. If it boils too long the sugar hardens quite a bit. You also definitely do not want to refrig. these and keep them in an airtight container instead of leaving them uncovered. I've also tried this w/the melted milk chocolate chips as some have sugg'd. YUMM!!! Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2008
This is the same recipe that my mom always made for us a kids. She would use rice krispies and corn flakes together and then drop onto wax paper or any nonstick surface. This gives you individual servings and nothing to cut - very easy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2007
Wow! These are very good and I love how quick they are. I did use cheerios instead of rice krispies. I also brought the corn syrup to a boil before adding in the sugar to prevent the hardness that others talked about. I made some with melted chocolate chips on top and some with raisins on top. Both varieties were good as well as just plain (I think I like them plain the best). Thanks for such a great & easy recipe! I will make these again and again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2008
Made these with Multigrain Cheerios and crunchy pb...yummy! I also made another batch in which I used Wheat Chex(3 cups) and Rice Chex(3 cups). I added Raisins and Cinnamon along with crunchy pb...these were very good! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2007
A staple for the "I don't like marshamllows" crowd Easily adaptable to whatever you have on hand 5 stars Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2008
I also tried this recipe with cheerios and loved it! You do need to cut it right after you put it in the pan though. I have a lot of kids to babysit. And it is a good healthy snack. We love it!! I also left off the frosting. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2008
Very good! Melted a handful of chocolate chips and sprinkled on top. Like a reeces pb cup:) Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2007
I was looking for a quick treat for our family game night and these hit the spot. They only took about 5 minutes to make. I would say they need about 10 or 15 minutes to cool by my family couldn't wait that long. They are very good when they're gooey. I used Corn Flakes (6 cups) and they were fantastic. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2007
This was so fun and easy to do with my kids. They really had fun making these and enjoyed them tremendously! My only suggestion is to garnish with caramel sauce instead of the chocolate frosting, the frosting being to rich for the cookies! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/12/2003
I halved this recipe and used an 8" square pan. These were very good but we like Rice Krispie Squares better. I put these in the fridge to start off with but they became hard as a rock so I had to bring them back to room temperature before I could cut and eat them. I didn't try the chocolate frosting on top but I'm sure it would make them even better. Read More
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