Chocolate-Peanut Butter Crispies

I love this recipe because there's very little cooking and kids can help make them. There are some major decisions to make before starting though-regular rice cereal or chocolate rice cereal, plus the really big decision - creamy or crunchy peanut butter. Marriages have nearly broken up over this one so choose wisely and consult the whole family before proceeding. You can substitute other cereals too, if you have a cupboard full of miscellaneous. ends of cereal boxes like I tend to have.

Recipe courtesy of Gale Gand
TOTAL TIME: 32 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive Prep: 15 min
Cook: 2 min
 
YIELD: 48 pieces
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 4 cups crisped chocolate rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light or dark corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter
    • Equipment: Mini-muffin tins
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      Directions

      Place the cereal in a bowl. In a saucepan combine the brown sugar and corn syrup and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute then turn off the heat. Stir in the peanut butter then pour it over the cereal and stir immediately to combine and coat. Press into greased mini muffin tins (you'll probably need 3 tins) and let cool to set about 15 minutes. Pop out and store at room temperature.
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