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Crispy Rice Candy Recipe
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Crispy Rice Candy

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"I received this recipe from a friend at work and it has quickly become a family favorite."

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Original recipe makes 7 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    2 hrs 15 mins


  1. In a large bowl, combine cereal, peanuts, marshmallows and peanut butter. Stir until evenly mixed.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, or in a double boiler, cook chocolate until melted. Stir occasionally until chocolate is smooth. Stir chocolate into cereal mixture. Mixture will be slightly runny.
  3. Drop by tablespoons onto waxed paper. Let set until firm, 2 hours. Store in an airtight container.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 01, 2006

I make these cookies every Christmas & someone always asks for the recipe. In lieu of white choc you can use colored chocolate discs or semi-sweet chocolate for a variety. Delicious

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 12, 2006

this is good, but mostly a good place to start. i thought it was too much chocolate (and i'm a choc-o-holic) and not enough crispies. the nice thing is, you can vary alot according to taste. next time i think i might actually break up some pretzles and put them in. i also followed the suggestion of others and poured it all into a pan; it took a while to firm, so i put that in the fridge, and then they were a pain to cut into bars! next time, if there is one, i think i will drop them by spoonful.

Mar 16, 2006

I changed the recipe to tailor more to traditional rice crispy treats. I used the same amount of peanuts and white chocolate (which I colored green for St. Patrick's Day) but increased the peanut butter to 1.5 cups, marshmallows to 2.5 cups and rice crispies to about 5 cups. I put the mixture into a large pan to harden and they turned out great!

Feb 17, 2006

I've made this but have used less marshmallows and added even mini m&m's and coconut. For the holidays, I've even added color sprinkles to them just before putting the balls in the fridge to set.

Feb 10, 2006

I made these for my grown sons and they ate all of them in one day. They said they would have given this one 10 stars! Absolutely addictive! Thank you for this great treat!

Apr 09, 2006

Great recipe, found it through doing a 'gluten free' search. although i must warn any folks with a gluten allergy out there that most puffed rice cereals contain malt/malt extract and so they're NOT gluten free. Guess the rule is to be careful with all ingredients.

Apr 07, 2006

This was awesome & super easy to make....I added cashews, mini M&M's and peanut butter captain crunch.

Feb 03, 2006

Yum, yum, yum. Thank you for sharing


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  • Calories
  • 103 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 6.7 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 31 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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