Yummy No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

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 3 Ratings
Serves: Makes 25 to 30 Cookies
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4 1/2 c rice krispies (cereal)
1 c light karo syrup
1 c sugar
2 c peanut butter ( creamy, crunchy or honey roasted)
1 tsp vanilla extract

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Kelisha McNutt Recipe
Lightly Salted
Upper Marlboro, MD (pop. 631)
Member Since Dec 2010
Kelisha's notes for this recipe:
If you Love peanut butter and are looking for a easy snack these are it. My husband and kids absolutely LOVE these! They are crunchy yet chewy and to die for. For a easy cookie you cant beat that! Simple ingredients most have on hand. Having to wait for them to come together is well worth it and they go fast! Hope you all enjoy as much as we do!
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In a Large mixing bowl add the rice cereal and set aside.
In a medium saucepan add sugar & karo syrup. turn on medium heat and stir until just heated enough and they both are combined.
Remove from heat for a second to add the vanilla extract and peanut butter. Return to heat and stir quickly until peanut butter is well combined and creamy. (be careful your stove isnt too hot, you dont want to burn the peanut butter just help it combine faster)
Remove from heat and pour directly on top rice cereal.
Gently Fold in until peanut butter mixture is completely covering the rice cereal.
Drop by spoonful onto a wax paper lined baking sheet. Be sure to space them out, you dont want them to stick together. Once you fill up the first sheet of wax paper, place another on top of those and again spoon your cookies onto the wax paper. The ones on the bottom will be fine . I usually have to do 3 layers and then I place another piece on top while they are cooling.
Let them cool about 2 1/2 to 3 hrs or until completely cooled.
If they last long enough, Store in an air tight container. Hope you enjoy !
I've only used creamy & honey roasted peanut butter which both turned out Yummy!

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user Nancy Hearell rayna304 - Apr 6, 2011
Mmmm! And easy to make too. Thanks for posting.
user Diane Eldridge Dianeintn - Apr 10, 2011
i make these but with oatmeal and cocoa added to them my 8 yr old neice asked for the recipe so she could make them
user Ginger Vermaes mysweets - Dec 3, 2011
My dad use to make these but he made them into bars. All the grandkids and kids just went crazy over them. He would have to make them for every holiday and get together. Now that he's gone i have the reciepe and make them as often as i can. I'll try them as cookies next time. Thanks...
user Cherilynne Churchill GreenSquirl - Dec 22, 2011
This recipe works well with almost any cereal, our grade school used cornflakes and sold them at fund raisers. I've used chunky peanut butter and even nut butters of other kinds. Hazel nut is quite good. chopped candied cherries or WELL drained chopped maraschino cherries make a nice christmas cookie. I have passed this recipe on to ladies who claim they can't cook or bake and they have done well with it. Great recipe!

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