Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This recipe is from my sister's mother-in-law. It is my take-everywhere recipe and is often requested by coworkers and friends. It's an easy, quick, no-bake recipe. I have a hard time not eating-as-I-go when I make these. As a personal choice, I use milk chocolate chips, but semi-sweet are good too. They take about 20 minutes to make, the long cook time includes the hour of refrigeration for bars to set.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Measure out 6 cups of Rice Krispies into large bowl.
  2. Measure out 1 1/2 cups of peanut butter, add to bowl with cereal.
  3. Heat 1 cup Karo syrup and 1 cup sugar to a boil in a 2-quart sauce pan, stirring constantly. Remove and pour on peanut butter (this will melt PB and make stirring easier).
  4. Stir until cereal is covered, spread mixture into 9x13 pan, set aside.
  5. Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips in microwave (1 minute, stir, repeat) or over medium heat on stove (stir constantly). Spread on top of cereal mixture.
  6. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Bars will cut best when they've warmed to room tempreature.
Most Helpful

This is such an easy and yummy treat. I had a hard time with them getting too hard once set up the first few times I made these - but I learned NOT to 'boil'/overcook the sugar/syrup mixture. The moment the sugar is dissolved, it is ready for the pb.

Also, because I worry about my kids getting some nutrition with their sugar, I use Total Bran Flakes instead of the rice krispy bars. There is almost no taste/texture difference, believe it or not, and the kids are getting extra fiber and vitamins with that brand of cereal instead. Bonus - I found the "Store Brand" of the Total Bran Flakes at Aldi's for less than $2/box, so they're yummy, nutritious AND inexpensive to make!

Bizy_Mum June 17, 2011

These bars are so good! I did decrease the rice krispies to 5 1/2 cups, because I wanted to make sure the bars were more gooey-chewey. As another reviewer suggested, I added the peanut butter to the cooked karo/sugar mixture then mixed with the rice krispies. This was easy to make and the taste is great!

Juenessa February 19, 2008

These are great. I have made them in the past, but never knew them by this name. It is a great description for the same recipe I know as "Iced Rice Krispie Treats". The one thing I do differently (and it makes it a great deal easier) is to add the peanut butter to the hot sugar/syrup mixture after the sugars have boiled on the stove. That way, you do not have "pockets" of peanut butter in the cereal. This is a terrific snack... just make sure the kids that have peanut allergies are aware of the peanut butter! Everyone wants a Rice Krispie Treat and may not know of the peanut butter in these.

Lutie August 08, 2007