Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 mins

The 1970's. The Steelers. The Snack. This was first published in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette -- during the years of the Immaculate Reception. Its a family favorite and kids love it. Prep time includes the time it takes to either press into a pan or drop onto waxed paper.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan (I use my dutch oven) dissolve brown sugar and Karo syrup over medium heat.
  2. Do not boil.
  3. Remove brown sugar and Karo syrup from heat.
  4. Add peanut butter and vanilla until thoroughly mixed and peanut butter is incorporated.
  5. Quickly stir in cereals.
  6. Either press into a 9x13 pan to cut into bars, or drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper.
  7. You'll get 2-3 dozen"cookies" depending on the size.
Most Helpful

Unfortunately, I wasn't all that impressed with this recipe. The flavour was okay but I ended up frosting them with chocolate butter icing to perk them up a bit. I also thought that a smaller pan should have been used - maybe 9" square. With the 9X13 pan, the squares were very, very thin.

Debbb February 17, 2007

These are a peanut butter lover's dream! They are very addicting and my entire family loved them. I'm not sure if I should thank you for posting this as I have already eaten way too many!

Madrek3 January 09, 2007

Thanks for such an easy treat. I followed the recipe (which is very easy) and wouldn't change a thing. It is a carmel, peanut butter crunch from the corn flakes treat. Thanks again for sharing.

Bev. E. December 26, 2006