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).

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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 (14)

238 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 47
  • 3 star values: 86
  • 2 star values: 43
  • 1 star values: 15
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2018
I add chocolate chips to the top once it is spread into the pan. Always a crowd-pleaser. I have made these at least 50 times :) It's also easier to cut them when they are still warm!.
Rating: Unrated
12/13/2015
These are listed in a link for Gluten Free Cookies. These are NOT gluten free. Rice Krispies contain MALT which has gluten in it.
Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2013
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 :)
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10/13/2013
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.
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09/29/2013
This is a solid recipe but it is WAYY WAY WAY too sweet. I cut the sugar in half the second time.
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01/25/2011
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.
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01/20/2011
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.
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01/18/2011
marshmallows are as bad as corn syrup.
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12/14/2010
just make sure you add some butter to the pan first!
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12/14/2010
marshmallows would work instead of corn syrup.. and it keeps it traditional!
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12/05/2010
They look great! I am not a fan of corn syrup. What would be a good substitute?
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11/24/2010
anyone know if I can freeze these?
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11/02/2010
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10/14/2010
terrific! they are super easy and delicious!