Darn these things. Rice Krispies were on sale a little bit ago, so I bought a box, and on the side was this recipe. The kids spotted it and begged me to make it, so I thought, "Why not?" They seemed easy enough. Well, they are SO good and addictive; I can probably attribute 1 or 2 pounds of my pregnancy weight gain to these babies. (Cry).
I wasn't excited about the use of corn syrup, which is why I've never made this recipe before, even though I've seen it around. The kids wanted them so much, though! When I made them, I couldn't bear to add that whole cup of corn syrup, so I used 1/2 cup of light, mild honey, and 1/2 cup corn syrup. The honey's flavor was so mild that you could not taste it in the finished product. Yay! The recipe also calls for butterscotch chips, which I stay away from because they contain hydrogenated oils. I bit the bullet though, and used them anyway, and I realize I miss the flavor of good ol' butterscotch chips! (Darn them!!!) I did use natural, unsweetened peanut butter in these. At least I have that....
These things were so, SO good! I could not stop eating them. I was relieved when they were gone so I couldn't eat any more. My middle son liked them so much he requested them for his birthday school class treat. I put sprinkles on top of that batch- sprinkles make everything festive.
I will never make these again unless I can bring them somewhere! Or something. :)
adapted from Kellogg's
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup light colored honey
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter (I used natural)
6 cups Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
1. Place corn syrup, honey, and sugar into 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until sugar dissolves and mixture begins to boil. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter. Mix well. Add Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until well coated. Press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Set aside.
2. Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips together in 1-quart saucepan over very low heat, stirring constantly. Spread evenly over cereal mixture. Let stand until firm. Cut into 2 x 1-inch bars when cool.
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