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Peanut Butter Chews Recipe
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Peanut Butter Chews

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"The peanut butter chews that were sold in school cafeterias. I make these for my kids all the time, and sometimes drizzle chocolate and butterscotch on top of the cookies. Rich, but excellent!"

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins

    55 mins


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine corn syrup and white sugar. Bring to a boil, boil for one minute, and remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter until well blended. Mix in cereal until evenly coated. Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper.
  2. In a glass bowl in the microwave, or using a double boiler, melt chocolate chips and butterscotch chips, stirring frequently until smooth. Drizzle on the top of the cookies.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 19, 2006

This is a great and EASY recipe! Basic pantry ingredients!! DONE---in like 5 minutes--the hardest part is waiting for them to cool so you can enjoy them! (i've never put the chocolate finish on them) PANCAKE SYRUP(my preferrence) is an excellent substitute for the corn syrup, since it's essentially maple flavored corn syrup. It is the best no-bake cookies I have tried--but I had to shorten the boil time. I shortened the boil time to 30-35 seconds--if they get too hard, you boiled it too long. You can try most any cereal and I also suggest adding more cereal like others have said---but they are good really gooey too just as is! I am asked for this recipe repeatedly. Having your peanut butter measured and ready before you start is key!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 28, 2011

Not a fave for our house. Seemed bland, we were hoping for more of a peanut butter and chocolate flavor, but instead it just tastes like sugar.

Oct 29, 2005

My kids love these! These are also good made with Captain Crunch cereal. I've also tried Chex cereal and they turned out great. My kids like them best made with Rice Krispies. I ususally whatever cereal I have on hand. For those that had them turn out too hard, you just cooked them a little too long. I begin timing as soon as I see bubbles around the edges of the pan.

Feb 07, 2004

A family favorite. I've made these 3 times in the last 2 weeks!!! They are so easy and so tasty. It's an easier alternative to Rice Krispie treats and they taste better too. I left off the chocolate, etc. Not needed. I made these as a girl when I was in 4-H and I'm thrilled to have the recipe again. Take my advice- don't let the corn syrup mixture boil too long. If you do, they get hard. I let it boil for about 30 seconds at the most. I measure the peanut butter before I turn on the stove, so that the corn syrup doesn't over boil. Make this recipe. You will love it.

Jan 27, 2006

Instead of dropping these for cookies, spread and pat in a pan for bars! Then just spread the melted choc/butterscotch chips on top. Less hassle than dropping them on wax paper. I have been making these for years but my recipe calls for Special K cereal. This is a favorite around our house and gets raves wherever I take them! So yummy and Chewy!

Oct 08, 2003

Wow!This recipe is truly delicious and so easy!it only took me 5 or 7 minutes to make it!I do agree on adding 5 Cups of(crushed) corn flakes instead of 4 1/2,they didn't stick at all and also only boil the corn syrup for not more then 35 seconds so they won't harden up.You may also sprinkle powdered sugar once they cool off a bit.Enjoy!

Oct 15, 2003

I thought these cookies were great, but I didn't like the butterscotch and chocolate drizzle, it hid the peanut butter flavor. Next time I would only drizzle melted chocolate. ALso, only use about 1 Cup of chips total, I drizzled very well, and still had half a bowl left.

Oct 19, 2003

Yummy, yummy, yummy! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I only let the syrup boil for 1 minute, then added 5 CUPS cornflakes. I spread the entire mixture onto a cookie sheet (sprayed with Pam), and let cool. I drizzled the chocolate/butterscotch combo over the top, but my family and I decided that we did not like the flavor of the two. Next time I will only use chocolate. They were very easy to cut into squares once cool, soft and chewy. Awesome alternative to Rice Krispie Squares!


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  • Calories
  • 151 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 6.3 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 63 mg
  • 3%

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

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