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  • 1/2 cups - brown sugar
  • 1/2 cups - peanut butter
  • 1/2 cups - corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons - butter
  • 2 cups - Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1 cups - salted peanuts
  • 1 cups - to 2 cups chocolate chips, as desired
  • Directions:

    Melt the sugar, peanut butter, corn syrup and butter in a large saucepan.

    Remove from heat. Add Rice Krispies and peanuts. Mix well.

    Put into a greased 9x9-inch square pan. Cover with chocolate chips and place in 250ºF oven to melt. When chocolate is melted, remove from oven and spread chocolate over base.

    Refrigerate. Cut into squares when cooled.

    Down memory lane: Has been a favourite of the family since early mid-80s. My #2 son’s girlfriend (now wife) loved them so much and would request them whenever she came for dinner. They became known as the Biggsavakis Squares - a combination of both Biggs and Koutsavakis.

    Brief Description

    Rice krispie bars with peanut butter, peanuts and chocolate chips.

    Main Ingredient:

    rice krispies cereal

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 20 min
    Cook Time: 10 min


    Josee Plante

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    Posted On:

    September 20, 2021

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