Peanut Butter-Rice Cereal Bars

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn
  • Yield: 16 servings


1cup light corn syrup
1/2cup granulated sugar
1/2cup packed light brown sugar
1 1/2cups salted creamy peanut butter
2teaspoons vanilla extract
4cups crisp rice cereal


  1. Line a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with wax paper or parchment.
  2. Combine corn syrup and sugars in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat.
  3. Stir in peanut butter and mix well. Quickly stir in vanilla and cereal. Spread in the baking pan. Let cool completely and slice into squares.

Recipe adapted with permission for Lucinda Scala Quinn's Mad Hungry: Feeding Men and Boys (Artisan, 2009). Lucinda is the host of “Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn” which airs weekdays at noon on Hallmark Channel.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 279
  • Fat 12g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 174mg
  • Carbohydrate 39g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 22g
  • Protein 6g
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