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No Bake Sweet Marie Bars Recipe

No Bake Sweet Marie Bars

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"This is a Canadian chocolate bar favorite. Peanut butter, peanuts, and chocolate, what can go wrong? So delicious and super easy!"

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Original recipe makes 24 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Prepare an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Cook and stir peanut butter, corn syrup, brown sugar, and butter together in a large saucepan over medium-low heat until boiling. Fold crispy rice cereal and peanuts into the peanut butter mixture; press into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over the top of the hot mixture. Let chocolate chips melt; spread chocolate over the top in an even layer.
  3. Refrigerate until the mixture hardens, about 1 hour.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 26, 2012

My family has enjoyed these bars for years, although I've never made them with real peanuts in them. They are so easy to make and I have yet to meet anyone who doesn't like them!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 23, 2014

This was just OK for us . Seemed like it took a long time for the mixture to boil . It did set up nice , and the chips melted well . After it chilled , and let it warm up a bit , it was hard to cut , and very sticky . Hard to chew . SO nuked some for a bit , and said it was easier to eat . Don't think this will be a re-do. Thanks for posting something new for us to try .

May 11, 2013

I have been making these bars for many years. So easy to make but so delicious! A family fave!

Mar 13, 2015

This isn't a fancy torte, it's a no bake sweets recipe that has been used for ages... During the energy crisis, in times of economic strife etc. In addition to the corn syrup, peanut butter (always the crunchy variety) and brown sugar, I add about a 1/4-1/2 c of maple syrup. I add a half c of peanuts, but I run them through the chopper first, to create tiny pieces, rather than big crunchier ones. I don't add extra salt (lots on the roasted peanuts) and I don't add extra butter. The peanut butter provides more than enough fat for me. Truly a great Canadian recipe, fantastic to take to potlucks of for a really fast fix for dinner. (I'd better go make mine nowmmm

Mar 08, 2015

Thanks SO much for sharing this recipe! My Mom used to make these and I haven't seen the recipe for years. Your recipe turned out exactly like my Mom's. This recipe doubles easily.

Dec 13, 2013


May 16, 2015

really yummy! doubled recipe for an 9 x 13 pan. didn't add peanuts, and still great.

Oct 20, 2014

A little to chewy, but a decent way to use up cereal.


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  • Calories
  • 150 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.5 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 8.3 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 53 mg
  • 2%

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

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