No-Bake Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Cookies

Get kids helping out in the kitchen with this great starter recipe. Serve these tasty treats cool and sliced into squares.From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).

No-Bake Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Cookies

yield: Makes 16 squares

  •     4 cups Rice Krispies
  •     1/2 cup light brown sugar
  •     1/2 cup granulated sugar
  •     1 1/2 cups salted peanut butter
  •     1 cup light corn syrup
  •     2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


Line a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with wax paper or baking parchment. Place the corn syrup and sugars in a large saucepan over medium heat and stir to combine. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat.

Stir in the peanut butter and mix well to combine. Quickly stir in the vanilla and Rice Krispies. Spread into the lined baking pan. Cool and slice into squares.