READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by hmms1660

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.

Top Review by Bizy_Mum

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!

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.

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