Crisp Peanut Butter Chews

Prize-Winning Recipe 2007! No baking needed! Just a few minutes of stove-top prep and you’re on your way to a peanutty candy-like cookie.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 72

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups light corn syrup
1
cup creamy peanut butter
1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ peanut butter cookie mix
7
cups crisp rice cereal
1
cup salted peanuts

  • 1 Line 2 large cookie sheets with waxed paper or foil.
  • 2 In 5-quart heavy Dutch oven, heat corn syrup to boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in peanut butter until melted. Stir in cookie mix until well blended. Cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. (Candy thermometer should read 160°F.)
  • 3 Immediately remove from heat. With wooden spoon or rubber spatula, gently fold in cereal and peanuts until well coated.
  • 4 Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheets. Flatten each cookie slightly with fingertips. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Store covered at room temperature.

Expert Tips

This recipe was one of fifteen winners in the 2007 Mix It Up with Betty! Cookie Mix Recipe Contest. More than $10,000 was awarded!

The cooking of these cookies goes quickly, so it's best to have all the ingredients measured and ready for mixing.

Spread cookie mixture in an ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Cut into bars.

Drizzle melted milk chocolate chips over cookies.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
85mg
85%;
Total Carbohydrate
14g
14%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.