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Peanut Butter Chews

"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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55 m servings 151 cals
Original recipe yields 36 servings (3 dozen)


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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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 whateve...

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 choco...

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 maki...

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 on...

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 ab...

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), ...

I sell a lot of these. Thanks for a great recipe! :-)))))

Quick and easy. The best thing I can say about this recipe is that it is still good days after making, they also took care of my sweet cravings very well.