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Peanut Butter Crunch Bars Recipe

Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

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"Chocolate and peanut butter are a perfect combination in this snack recipe that's always welcome in a lunch bag."

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Original recipe makes 30 bars Change Servings


  1. Melt butter over low heat in sauce pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl, blend peanut butter and sugar. Add the melted butter and continue to blend.
  3. Stir in cereal and spread evenly onto a 9 x 13-inch pan.
  4. In a separate saucepan, melt the chocolate chips over low heat.
  5. Spread melted chocolate evenly over bars. Refrigerate to cool. Cut into bars.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 11, 2010

You have to use smuckers natural peanut butter in these bars. For those who said that they were too sweet, or didn't have enough liquid probably didn't use the right peanut butter. I have tried using store brands with this recipe and they never turn out the same. I always use rice crispys and the smuckers natural and they are perfect!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 18, 2009

This recipe is odd - the corn flakes make the texture a little different. I agree with previous reviews - 1/2 cup of butter is not enough liquid. I halved this recipe and still used almost 1/2 a cup which is quite a bit of butter. These are very sweet but they aren't bad. I don't think I will make this again.


16 Ratings

Jul 19, 2010

Yummy! My son couldn't get enough!! Used half the sugar recommended (3-3/4 cups is FAR too much for anyone-no wonder some said it was too sweet!) and regular Kraft peanut butter (nuked for 30 seconds so its easier to mix) and turned out very well. Great way to use up those large boxes of cereal after the kids decide they have a new favorite!

Jan 28, 2007

Delicious. I've made these several times and everyone loves them. This recipe makes more like 60-80 bars, because they are far to rich to be bars, you should really cut them into bite sized pieces.

Apr 21, 2011

Delish! The kids loved these. Please not that the recipe calls for ALL NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER, i.e. UNSWEETENED peanut butter. That is why all the sugar is called for. If you are going to make these with regular peanut butter...well, just don't, because the powdered sugar makes the whole thing thicker, so if you leave some out you will change up the consistency. Just pick up a jar of the natural peanut butter, and you will be fine. :)

Sep 09, 2010

These were yummy! I made them to share with the whole gang for an annual camping trip with other families. They were gone within the first couple of hours and everyone was fighting for the last ones. So now I have to bring them every year! And they're so easy! I didn't use natural peanut butter, and I used milk chocolate chips instead, since I had a whole bunch of those. Very fun recipe!

Dec 30, 2007

This was a very sweet recipe. Next time I will either use less or no COrn Flakes. It was way to much. Overall it was very easy to make.

Jan 08, 2010

YUM! I took these to work and they disappeared! :) There's no way I'll make them again and leave them home, we'd eat WAY too many!


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  • Calories
  • 265 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 15.2 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 102 mg
  • 4%

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

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