I could eat the whole pan myself! I used creamy peanut butter, powdered sugar, and Rice Krispies instead of corn flakes because I never buy corn flakes. So good! These will replace my Buckeye recipe because it is so much easier than rolling the peanut butter into balls and dipping in chocolate!!
Tastes just like a Crispy Crunch bar!!! Will surely make these again. Made on Friday night, snacked all weekend, served for dessert one night, gave some to BIL for his b-day, and there are barely any left on Monday morning. Made with smooth PB and golden corn syrup (what I had on hand). Added 1 T margarine to the choc chips mainly for easier cutting. The directions could be a little more explicit. I wasn't sure if the flakes were supposed to be measured before or after crushing (chose to measure before crushing and it worked out fine), or how much things had to be melted (till the sugar is totally dissolved?), but it all worked out ok as it is a pretty forgiving concoction. This would be a good recipe to make with kids helping as it is really quick so they won't loose interest.
Great recipe! I made tiny balls of the mixture and drizzled chocolate to make pretty, bite sized treats!
Add some salt and these would be a lot like Crispy Crunch bars. Definitely add a bit of butter or peanut butter to the chocolate to make it easier to cut. I would rather have milk chocolate on top.
This is the Cornflake Reese's. The instructions for it are not very good. Mix the PB, sugar and corn syrup in a saucepan combine really well and cook 2-3 on medium until everything is melted together and before you smell the PB burning. ^_^ While it was cooking I lined an 8*8 cake pan with parchment/foil because I haven't been to the DT to get foil but I'm thinking either will work fine. Spray with nonstick cooking spray or lightly butter. In a small bowl you can either use chocolate chips (add a T of butter to temper the choc) or just use 3 squares of chocolate almond bark. Put either in the microwave for 1 minute stir really well and if still needed 15 seconds more. STIR well before heating again. <br/>Add the cereal to the PB right after you take it off the stove. (I put the cereal into a ziplock and smooshed it but I think next time I will try my Bella and see if the end mix doesn't come out smoother.) Press into pan with a buttered/greased spatula. Pour chocolate over the top. Spread w/spatula. Put pan in the fridge until cool. You'll need to let this sit for about 20 minutes to make it soft enough to cut. I cut it into very small squares because wowie it's super super super sweet. That being said this was very easy and cheap to make.
This is what I always wanted my gramma to make me for my birthday........
These are super hard and difficult to cut (used a cleaver). I highly suggest foil and oil. Used semi-sweet chips. These are perfect for sweet and crunchy. I'll try Rice Krispies as KTJ suggested since we are a Buckeye-loving family.
Easy & delicious. I substituted Special K cereal and used only 1/3 c Corn syrup & 1/3 c white sugar instead of the recommendation of 1/2 c each. I added 1/4 c chopped peanuts for extra crunch. These were still plenty sweet with the sugar reduction. A staple sweet treat!
Not sure What i did wrong, Villiers directions but mine came out so hard its Like cutting bricks....mah throw whole batch out.
I measured 3 cups of the cereal before crushing with the spoon as I stirred it in with the sugar+corn syrup+peanut butter. However, I used Peanut Butter Crunch cereal (it's not very good as a breakfast cereal, so I picked this recipe to use it up), smooth peanut butter (very strong preference from my picky eaters), and 12 ounces of milk chocolate chips (because, well, chocolate!). I love it! My picky eaters love it!<br/><br/>Next time I'll probably heat it in a mixing bowl in the microwave, and I might add rice krispies in addition to or instead of corn flakes or peanut butter crunch. It tastes a lot like scotcharoos, so I'll probably try adding some butterscotch chips too ... this recipe is so tasty, I think there will be a lot of "next time"'s, and it seems amenable to variations. I love flexible recipes!