Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies


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Throw these sticky peanut buttery cookies together in minutes for an almost-instant dessert.

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  • 1/2 C. sugar
  • 1/2 C. dark Karo syrup
  • 1/2 C. peanut butter, chunky or smooth
  • 2 C. Rice Krispies

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Heat sugar and syrup to boiling. Boil for 5 mins. Remove from heat, stir in peanut butter until smooth. Add the Rice Krispies and blend well. Drop by teaspoon onto wax paper until set.

From: Kathy, Wellston, MI

Reviews (10)

  • I wish I would have read the reviews before trying this recipe. I probably should have known that 5 minutes of boiling was way too long. They turned out more like peanut brittle, than a sticky cookie!! Now if I can just get the pan clean!!

    Flag as inappropriate Quartermom  |  August 15, 2011

  • Thanks so much for the recipe. And for the tip bailey. I have yet to get a chance to try these, but they sound wonderful and so easy. I am for sure only going to heat my sugar/syrup and then add the PB. Both cereals sound great as well..... decisions, decisions.

    Flag as inappropriate Sheryll_Rufus  |  April 14, 2010

  • I have been making these for 35 years and LOVE them except my recipe is a little different. I use 1 cup each of the sugar,syrup and peanut butter and 5 cups of corn flakes. I bring the sugar and syrup to a boil and remove from heat, add the peanut butter, stir in the corn flakes and drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper. 5 min boiling the sugar/syrup mixture is way too long.

    Flag as inappropriate bailey  |  July 15, 2009

  • This is a great recipe, however, instead of Rice Krispies, try Frosted Flakes!

    Flag as inappropriate JeannaS  |  August 18, 2008

  • I made these and they turned out great. I, however, only left it on the burner for about 1-2 mins until everything was hot enough to mix and melt together. My family loved them. I even added some milk chocolate baking bits to the mix when it was semi-warm so they would not melt all the way. I hope this helps with the cement problem.

    Flag as inappropriate cole  |  July 2, 2008

  • i made these and they turned out
    like cement i didn't ruin my pan
    i'm glad to know it wasn't just me

    Flag as inappropriate redtalking  |  May 30, 2008

  • yeah i agree with the last person, half the mixture set up like cement in the pan,what's up with that!!!

    Flag as inappropriate ctfroger  |  May 17, 2008

  • I tried to make these and boiled the sugar & syrup for 5 mins and it ruined my pan and filled the house with smoke......what did I do wrong?

    Flag as inappropriate [email protected]  |  April 7, 2008

  • I would imagine you could use cocoa krispies or other flavored krispies also

    Flag as inappropriate dbryan79  |  March 26, 2008

  • Thanks for sharing

    Flag as inappropriate jasmilez  |  March 25, 2008

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