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No-Bake Crispy Peanut Butter Squares

Updated October 24, 2016
This image courtesy of Mark T. Shapiro

Editor's Note: No-bake desserts are some of the easiest ways to satisfy your sweet tooth, especially in the summer. These delicious No-Bake Crispy Peanut Butter Squares deliver that peanut butter taste without turning on the oven! These make a great snack for the kids and hold up well in their lunchbox, or you can bring them to a party for a dessert that doesn't miss. Just be prepared for everyone who tries them to ask you for your recipe!

Makes16 squares

CostModerate

Easy

Total Timehalf-day

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

Recipe CourseDessert, Snack

Dietary ConsiderationEgg-free, Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free, Vegetarian

MoodStressed

Taste and TextureChewy, Creamy, Nutty, Sweet

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250 mL) smooth peanut butter
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) butter or margarine
  • ½ cup (125 mL) packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup (125 mL) corn syrup
  • 1 tsp (5 mL)  vanilla
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 cups (500 mL) corn flakes cereal
  • 1 cup (250 mL) crispy rice cereal
  • 8-inch (2 L) square baking pan, lightly greased

Instructions

In a saucepan, over low heat, stir together peanut butter, butter, brown sugar and corn syrup until blended and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and salt.

In a large bowl, mix together cereals. Add peanut butter mixture and mix well.

Press evenly into prepared pan. Chill for 6 hours or until firm. Cut into squares.

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This was quite a hit at a family potluck. Just make sure you've labeled your dish so no one with peanut allergies goes near it. Otherwise, it's a good choice for kids. No dish or utensils needed!

I could eat these all day long. They're so tasty, and they're so easy to make too!

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