Peanut Butter Squares

Chilled Squares Recipes | 2 comments

One of my favorite chilled squares, this is Auntie Bessie’s recipe. Very rich and tasty.

Peanut Butter Squares

Joan Donogh
Unbaked peanut butter cereal squares with rich caramel frosting.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16

Ingredients
  

Base:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup Corn Flakes
  • 2 cups Rice Krispies

Caramel Frosting:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk or cream
  • 1 cup icing confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions
 

Base:

  • Combine brown sugar and corn syrup. Heat over low heat on stovetop, or in the microwave, until the sugar is melted.
  • Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla. Fold in Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies.
  • Press into an 8 inch square pan.

Caramel Frosting:

  • Melt butter. Add brown sugar and stir over low heat for 2 minutes. Add milk and cook and stir until it comes to a boil.
  • Remove from heat and add icing sugar. Beat until creamy. Stir in vanilla.
  • Spread icing on top of the base. Refrigerate to set. Cut into squares. Can be stored at room temperature.

Notes

I made this recently with honey in place of corn syrup and it turned out good. (I also used all Rice Krispies because I didn't have any Corn Flakes.)

 

2 Comments

  1. Judy

    I have been making these for years this exact same recipe and it is my favorite and every one else who tastes it. We’ve taken it camping and I’ve made them when we’re camping. With the brown sugar icing it’s a great change from chocolate!

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  2. Brenda Russell

    I love this recipe! I was afraid it was lost!

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