Crisp Peanut Butter Chews

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

Minutes

Total Time

55

Minutes

Makes

6

dozen

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.
Makes 6 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Did You Know?
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!
Success
The cooking of these cookies goes quickly, so it's best to have all the ingredients measured and ready for mixing.
Variation
Spread cookie mixture in an ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Cut into bars.
Special Touch
Drizzle melted milk chocolate chips over cookies.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 100
    • (Calories from Fat 35),
  • Total Fat 4g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 85mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 14g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.