Rice Krispy-Peanut Butter  Bars

 

      1  cup peanut butter

      1  cup sugar

      1  cup light corn syrup

      6 cups Rice Krispies

Optional Topping:

12 oz chocolate chips

1 teaspoon vegetable oil

 

  1. Measure Rice Krispies into a large mixing bowl; set aside.

  2. Lightly butter a foil-lined 8" x 11" cake pan and set aside.

  3. In a large pan (or microwave safe dish), combine sugar and corn syrup; bring to a boil.

  4. Add peanut butter, and reduce heat to minimum setting as you stir till smooth, being careful NOT to scorch the mixture.

  5. When peanut butter mixture is beaten smooth, CAREFULLY (its hot, and it WILL stick to your skin) pour over the bowl of Rice Krispies youd set aside. Using a heavy wooden spoon, quickly stir mixture and Rice Krispies together just until blended.

  6. Pour into prepared pan, pressing flat with the back of the spoon.

  7. Set the pan aside to cool.

  8. Cut and serve...or, add chocolate topping (below).

  9. In a microwave-safe dish, combine chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon vegetable oil. Heat on high for 1 minute, remove from microwave and stir.  If chips do not melt completely when stirred,  return to microwave for 15 seconds and stir again. Repeat this process until chips are completely melted.

  10. Pour melted chips over the Rice Krispy bars and spread evenly.

  11. Set in fridge to cool.

  12. Wait.

  13. Once solidified, carefully use a sharp knife and brute force to cut squares.

  14. Wrap or cover and store in refrigerator or freezer.