Peanut Butter Chews

Peanut Butter Chews

157 Reviews 13 Pics
  • Prep

    25 m
  • Ready In

    55 m
Recipe by  Cindy

“The peanut butter chews that were sold in school cafeterias. I make these for my kids all the time, and sometimes drizzle chocolate and butterscotch on top of the cookies. Rich, but excellent!”

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Original recipe yields 3 dozen



  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine corn syrup and white sugar. Bring to a boil, boil for one minute, and remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter until well blended. Mix in cereal until evenly coated. Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper.
  2. In a glass bowl in the microwave, or using a double boiler, melt chocolate chips and butterscotch chips, stirring frequently until smooth. Drizzle on the top of the cookies.

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This is a great and EASY recipe! Basic pantry ingredients!! DONE---in like 5 minutes--the hardest part is waiting for them to cool so you can enjoy them! (i've never put the chocolate finish on them) PANCAKE SYRUP(my preferrence) is an excellent substitute for the corn syrup, since it's essentially maple flavored corn syrup. It is the best no-bake cookies I have tried--but I had to shorten the boil time. I shortened the boil time to 30-35 seconds--if they get too hard, you boiled it too long. You can try most any cereal and I also suggest adding more cereal like others have said---but they are good really gooey too just as is! I am asked for this recipe repeatedly. Having your peanut butter measured and ready before you start is key!



My kids love these! These are also good made with Captain Crunch cereal. I've also tried Chex cereal and they turned out great. My kids like them best made with Rice Krispies. I ususally whatever cereal I have on hand. For those that had them turn out too hard, you just cooked them a little too long. I begin timing as soon as I see bubbles around the edges of the pan.



A family favorite. I've made these 3 times in the last 2 weeks!!! They are so easy and so tasty. It's an easier alternative to Rice Krispie treats and they taste better too. I left off the chocolate, etc. Not needed. I made these as a girl when I was in 4-H and I'm thrilled to have the recipe again. Take my advice- don't let the corn syrup mixture boil too long. If you do, they get hard. I let it boil for about 30 seconds at the most. I measure the peanut butter before I turn on the stove, so that the corn syrup doesn't over boil. Make this recipe. You will love it.

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Amount Per Serving (36 total)

  • Calories
  • 151 cal
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 6.3 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs
  • 22.6 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 63 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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