Thursday, September 30, 2010

Peanut Butter Squares

I wanted chocolate. I wanted peanut butter. I bought some Erewhon Gluten Free Organic Brown Rice Crisp Cereal today.

Which means, one of my old stand-bys from back in the gluten-filled day from my handwritten cookbook of all my favourites. Rather than Rice Krispies, this rice crisp cereal works out wonderful in a simple change to Gluten Free.

Peanut Butter Squares
 Line a 8x8 square pan with parchment paper
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 2 cups rice crisp cereal
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup crunchy peanut butter
In medium saucepan, melt butter, 1/2 cup of peanut butter, brown sugar and corn syrup. Stir until smooth.
Pour in the cereal and nuts and stir until coated.  
Pour into prepared pan. 
Melt chocolate chips and 1/3 cup peanut butter together in small saucepan or melt in microwave 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each interval until melted. 
Pour over cereal, spreading evenly. 
Chill until firm and cut into whatever size pieces you wish. 

This is the  "I can't wait for it to properly set before I have one" look.

This is always a Christmas party classic square which is when we usually have this. I think I might make it more often now.  

Ahhh, much better!
This post is linked to Gluten-Free Wednesdays


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  1. Oh, Kathleen, those look absolutely scrumptious! I think you are the queen of squares and brownies. ;-) This recipe might have me getting some Erewhon cereal ...


  2. They are incredibly simple to make. I'd like to try it with some sunbutter as well.

  3. These look tasty. I love peanut butter and chocolate. Thanks for participating in GF Wednesday. The link worked for me. I think it doesn't work for the link you enter, but it works for everyone else.

  4. I will remember that for next week if the same thing happens. :)

    I cleaned out the freezer today and found one lone wrapped peanut butter square so I scooped it. So good.

  5. Waw!! These pb squares look so delectable & pretty too!

    Stunning food!

  6. Thank you! I am thinking of adding extra crispies and making them into balls for Christmas and dipping in chocolate instead.