These are so simple to make. They’re very similar to Buckeye Candy, but in a bar form! Peanut butter + Chocolate = Love!!!
From Jean Pare’s “150 Delicious Squares” recipe book.
Crispy Peanut Squares
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 tsp butter or margarine
2 cups rice krispies (puffed rice)
1 cup peanuts
Melt peanut butter, corn syrup, brown sugar and butter on low heat, stirring constantly.
In a bowl, mix rice krispies and peanuts. Pour melted peanut butter mix over this dry mix. Stir well to coat evenly. Press in a greased 8×8″ pan.*
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup cocoa
1/2 cup sugar
Melt all 3 ingredients in a small pot until well melted. Cool until it reaches a spreadable consistency. Spread on top of bars. Cool. Use a sharp knife to cut.
* Tip: Line your dish with foil paper (overlapping the sides) before putting your layers in. Then, once cooled, it is easy to lift the entire square of bars out and cuts much easier than trying to cut and lift each little square out of the dish.