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No-Bake Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Cookies

Get kids helping out in the kitchen with this great starter recipe. Serve these tasty treats cool and sliced into squares.From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).

  • Yield: Makes 16 squares
No-Bake Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Cookies

Source: Mad Hungry, October 2010


  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups salted peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 4 cups Rice Krispies


  1. Line a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with wax paper or baking parchment. Place the corn syrup and sugars in a large saucepan over medium heat and stir to combine. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat.

  2. Stir in the peanut butter and mix well to combine. Quickly stir in the vanilla and Rice Krispies. Spread into the lined baking pan. Cool and slice into squares.


Reviews (12)

  • aunttt28 23 Dec, 2013

    This recipe is so GREAT everyone at work and my family love it. I also melt choco chips and put on top. and @ Gayda you can freeze them and just take out as you want to eat them. I keep some in my freezer :)

  • tnewton2011 13 Oct, 2013

    Instead of Corn Syrup, use honey, agave nectar, real maple syrup. I usually use about half honey and half maple syrup. Never ever put marshmallows in this recipe!!

    And I agree to cut the sugar in half, and I usually use 2 cups of peanutbutter. -- it's just easier to remember that way. 1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup honey, 2 cup PB, 4 cups cereal.

    You could use corn flakes, rice crispies, cheerios, or your favorite plain cereal too.

  • Skyler36 29 Sep, 2013

    This is a solid recipe but it is WAYY WAY WAY too sweet. I cut the sugar in half the second time.

  • JanKG 25 Jan, 2011

    These are easy and taste great. I had been looking for this recipe - used to eat it when I was a kid. Corn syrup or marshmallows - it's dessert - ENJOY ! :) I enjoy the show and would love to have the Mad Hungry cookbook on iPad.

  • JulieandBearkat 20 Jan, 2011

    I followed this recipe and it is fantastic! My old recipe calls for marshmallows and it isn't nearly so good. These are chewy, and delicious, not dry and crunchy.

  • dramatoad 18 Jan, 2011

    marshmallows are as bad as corn syrup.

  • melissanichol 14 Dec, 2010

    just make sure you add some butter to the pan first!

  • melissanichol 14 Dec, 2010

    marshmallows would work instead of corn syrup.. and it keeps it traditional!

  • cardiovass 5 Dec, 2010

    They look great! I am not a fan of corn syrup. What would be a good substitute?

  • Gayda 24 Nov, 2010

    anyone know if I can freeze these?

  • bekern 2 Nov, 2010


  • reader256 14 Oct, 2010

    terrific! they are super easy and delicious!

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