Like the crispy rice treats, but with chocolate chips and peanut butter.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch pan
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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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  • Butter a 9x13 inch pan.

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  • Pour the sugar, syrup, and peanut butter into a large microwave bowl. Microwave on high until it begins to bubble, two to three minutes. Once the mixture is boiling, remove from the microwave oven, and stir in the cereal and chocolate chips until coated.

  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Wet hands, sling off the excess water, and press down the treats until smoothed. Let cool, and cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts

231 calories; protein 5g; carbohydrates 33.8g; fat 10.3g; sodium 146.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2004
Neither the recipe itself nor the reviewers comments indicate what's supposed to happen to the chocolate chips. Since the name of the recipe says "Chocolate Chip" I thought the chips would remain intact. The first time I made this the chips all melted. The second time I decided to try something different and did not add the chips with the cereal. I took about half of the cereal mixture patted it into the pan and allowed it to cool for a while. Then I sprinkled the chocolate chips (actually more like a cup and a half) over the cereal mixture and topped it with the remaining cereal mixture. The chips melted a bit but the chocolate remained in a layer in the middle of the bars. Either way these are delicious and easy to make for a quick treat. I took them for a snack after a meeting last night and everyone commented on how good they were. At one point someone asked if I'd noticed that everyone was eating them and ignoring the other snacks. A winner. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/24/2004
I've never given a recipe a 3 before but I'm just not sure what the big deal is about these bars. I followed the recipe exactly and was very disappointed. They were very dry the bars fell apart when I cut them and the flavor was not good at all. They were worse the next day as the rice crispies got stale and crumbly. I'm glad so many people have had success with these bars but I won't make them again.:-( Read More
(6)
92 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2004
Neither the recipe itself nor the reviewers comments indicate what's supposed to happen to the chocolate chips. Since the name of the recipe says "Chocolate Chip" I thought the chips would remain intact. The first time I made this the chips all melted. The second time I decided to try something different and did not add the chips with the cereal. I took about half of the cereal mixture patted it into the pan and allowed it to cool for a while. Then I sprinkled the chocolate chips (actually more like a cup and a half) over the cereal mixture and topped it with the remaining cereal mixture. The chips melted a bit but the chocolate remained in a layer in the middle of the bars. Either way these are delicious and easy to make for a quick treat. I took them for a snack after a meeting last night and everyone commented on how good they were. At one point someone asked if I'd noticed that everyone was eating them and ignoring the other snacks. A winner. Read More
(56)
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2003
I spent most of Sunday night doing my yearly Christmas baking -- always at the last minute -- and had a huge box of Rice Krispies I bought awhile back but no marshmellows to do the traditional rice krispies treats. I stumbled across this recipe in my determination to find something to do with this box of Rice Krispies... and WOW!!! This is even way easier than the traditional rice krispies treats and just as yummy! Too bad I only have one 9x11 pan though. I wanted to make more! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2003
What an excellent recipe!! I was actually looking to get rid of some small marshmellows I had so I added 4 cups marshmellows to the recipe..a bit stickier..but it was so good!! Thank you for this recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2005
Playgroup LOVED these! I lined my cake pan with wax paper for easy 'lifting' out of the pan. I also stored them covered overnight, maybe that's why mine were still soft the next day? I followed the recipe exactly, using both chunky and creamy peanut butter. I followed another suggestion of spinkling the chocolate chips between two layers of the rice cereal mixture to keep the chocolate from melting. These were a HUGE HIT! Thanks! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2003
These are so easy and no sticky pot to scrub. Kids love them! I make extra and cut them up and keep them in the fridge. Easy recipe for kids to make too. They have become a Girl Scout most asked for recipe in our troop. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2011
I have changed my review to 5 stars after a second attempt at these treats. I used natural peanut butter for richer flavour and milk chocolate chips instead of semisweet. The key to this: use less rice crispies than stated in the recipe! I used only 6 cups and this made the bars fantastic... 8 cups was just too dry. Turns out these are a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2003
I have made this recipe twice now..everyone loves it. I made it out of special K cereal and I melted extra choc chips with a bit of milk and sugar and spread it over the bars. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
yummy!!!! my daughters and I just made them----so easy!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2010
Very yummy. There was a complaint that these cookies were crumbly. If you follow the microwave instructions that will happen. It's just the nature of microwaves. However I brought this to a boil on the stove top and they held together very well. But you must stir it constantly to prevent scorching. Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
07/24/2004
I've never given a recipe a 3 before but I'm just not sure what the big deal is about these bars. I followed the recipe exactly and was very disappointed. They were very dry the bars fell apart when I cut them and the flavor was not good at all. They were worse the next day as the rice crispies got stale and crumbly. I'm glad so many people have had success with these bars but I won't make them again.:-( Read More
(6)
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