Peanut Butter Rice Krispies

  My grandmother’s Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats were the very first thing I ever learned to make on my own.  I was 8 the first time I could make them, and I still make them to this day (especially during the summer!).  
Well, they are Smith’s favorite and he kept telling me how he could make them by himself too, so the other day when Kensington wasn’t home, we had time in the kitchen just the two of us and I let him “make” them (I did the stove part since he’s only five, but he did the rest!).  I love having my boy in the kitchen with me :).

 Standing on a stool, ready to start making his bars!

He measured the six cups by himself…

…he measured the sugar and put it in the saucepan…

…then he measured the Karo syrup…

…and then I brought everything to a boil before removing it from the heat and having him stir in the peanut butter…

…he was so proud of himself!.

Finally, he poured everything into the baking dish and flattened it into bars.
We love eating these yummy bars when we’re poolside!  And if you ever need to take a treat to someone’s house, these suckers will be a favorite by everyone.  Try them!  
I love spending time in the kitchen with my boy :).
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1 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup creamy peanut butter
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring sugar and corn syrup up to a boil, stirring continuously.  Once to a low boil, remove from heat and stir in peanut butter.  Pour peanut butter mixture over 6 cups of cereal in a large mixing bowl.  Combine quickly until cereal is covered and then spread out into a well greased (I use Pam) 8×8 inch baking dish.  Cool at least 10 minutes before cutting into squares.
Happy snacking!
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  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} July 22, 2015 at 10:53 am

    I adore a Peanut Butter Krispie!

  • mary July 22, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Will definitely have to try these! One question, directions say you use an 8 X 8 dish, but see you're using an 8 X 12. Just wanted clarification. Thanks!

    • Mix and Match Mama July 22, 2015 at 11:09 am

      Good eye! The original recipe (the linked one) uses an 8×8 so that the bars are more thick…but Smith wanted to make them in a 9×12, so that's what we used. Either works! The smaller the pan, the thicker the bars.

  • Narci July 22, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Yum!!! And your helper is the cutest!! šŸ™‚

  • Janelle Klosterman July 22, 2015 at 11:38 am

    We make these, but add an icing. Melt a bag if chocolate chips and butterscotch chips and stir together. Pour over the rice krispies… Delicious!!

  • Unknown July 22, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Has anyone ever tried making these with brown sugar? I'd think the molasses flavor would be wonderful. Or awful – LOL. Any thoughts?

  • Tal July 22, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    This has just kickstarted a huge craving on my part!!! I'm not sure we get corn syrup here in the UK, would golden syrup work?

  • Life on Bradberry July 22, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Is that fruit loops in that large apothecary jar? That is genius for grabbing in the morning for the kids breakfast! I may totally copy this idea šŸ˜‰

  • Colleen July 22, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    What a handsome young helper you have.
    So nice to see little ones in the kitchen helping out.
    Tell your little helper there that he done a wonderful job and that his treats look yummy and thank You for the recipe. :}

  • Melinda July 22, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    If you want a little chocolate added, I combine dark chocolate chips with butterscotch chips and drizzle them over the top! I'm actually eating one right now!

  • PolkaDottyPlace July 23, 2015 at 3:01 am

    It's so sweet that he wants to be cooking in the kitchen with you. We love these bars and sometimes drizzle chocolate on top for a little extra deliciousness šŸ™‚

  • Jaren July 24, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    So precious! I love the cereal in the glass container too!

  • Abby August 4, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    I just made these this past weekend. My mom's recipe includes a chocolate and peanut butter frosting on top – even more delicious! Melt one cup of milk chocolate chips with one cup peanut butter and spread on top. Definitely one of my favorite bar recipes!