Peanut butter Cereal Treats

I remember traveling to my grandmother’s house at a young age and having a table full of baked goods waiting for me when I arrived.  My grandmother loved to cook and even published three cookbooks on her own.  One of the desserts that I remember fondly were the no-bake cornflake candy.  Anyone remember these easy treats?

Of course I decided to take a different spin on this traditional candy by making them like a rice krispie treat.  Since I wanted them to resemble rice krispies I decided to throw in a couple along with some chocolate.  You can never go wrong with adding chocolate to a recipe.

Don’t tell my grandma that I like these peanut butter cereal treats more.

Shhhh….. our little world wide secret.

I made these treats for Shanna over at Pineapple and Coconut for this month’s Left Over’s Club.

Sorry for the short post today!  I was packing last night for BlogHer Food in Austin! Let me know if you will be there.

ENJOY ~ Meagan

Peanut butter Cereal Treats

Peanut Butter Cereal Treats


1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
18 oz. peanut butter, creamy
3 cups Special K Original Cereal
3 cups rice krispies
1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips plus extra for topping


Add the syrup and sugar to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes at a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and place in a large bowl.

Stir in the vanilla and then add peanut butter, Special K and rice krispies. Mix everything until it is well coated. Sprinkle in the chocolate chips and continue to stir.

Coat a casserole dish with non-stick spray or butter and then pour in the cereal mixture. Using a spatula make sure it goes into all creases and press down lightly to ensure it sticks together.

Sprinkle a couple more chocolate chip morsels on the top and let it cool for 2-3 hours before slicing.

inspired by my Grandmother’s Cornflake Candy

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19 comments on “Peanut Butter Cereal Treats”

  1. This is almost exactly the same recipe as my grandmas except we do not use the rice Krispies and we melt the chocolate over top so there is one hard chocolate layer! To funny!
    I LOVE these bars and we still make them all the time today! YUM

  2. Oh no, no, no. Now I can concentrate on anything!

  3. A grandmother who published three cookbooks?! No wonder these look so great, and I promise, not a word from me about the peanut butter cereal!

  4. Great shots! What an easy recipe that yields delicious results!! Hat’s off to your grandma!!

  5. These looks so crunch and peanutty!!!!

  6. I am sooooo jealous of Shanna right now!

  7. These look so yummy!!! I love peanut butter and Tieghan I love the idea of melting chocolate over the top of it for a hard chocolate layer!!! 🙂

  8. My grandma used to make cornflake candy all the time! Love your peanut butter spin to those treats!

  9. I won’t tell 😉 These look serious addictive!

  10. I think I would eat the entire pan!

  11. Love rice krispy treats so I am totally curious about these. Look yummy!

  12. These look like my kind of rice krispies! So good!!!

  13. Cereal treat bars for the win!! 😉

  14. Wow , I can’t wait to make these!

  15. Oh these look heavenly! Love anything with chocolate and peanut butter. Hope you had a great weekend, so wish I could have been there!

  16. Oooooh, these look so good! I’m such a sucker for peanut butter in any kind of dessert. Love this!

  17. What I MEANT to say is, no-bake bars are my BFF! Love them in the summertime.

  18. Very good info. Lucky me I found your blog by accident (stumbleupon).
    I’ve saved it for later!

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