Are you ready to make a quick and easy old-time bar? Try O'Henry Bars! They whip up so quickly and they are more like a candy bar than a cookie bar. Carol, my cousin Jim's wife, used to bring these to family gatherings and they were always a favorite. Our family made these last night for a Sunday evening treat.
Recipe for O'Henry Bars
1 cup light corn syrup
1cup peanut butter -- don't use a "natural" peanut butter
4 cups Rice Krispy's or Special K cereal
1 cup milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
In large saucepan, combine corn syrup and sugar; bring to boil. Remove from heat, add peanut butter and stir well. Add cereal. Press mixture into 13-by-9-inch pan. In microwave melt chips together, about 2 minutes, stirring after about 1 minute. Spread chocolate over rice krispy mixture. Cool and cut into bars. While chocolate is drying, run a fork through the chocolate to make the design; doing this makes the bars a bit more decorative. Makes about 15 to 20 bars.
I love it that all of the ingredients in these bars can be stored in your pantry and ready to go!
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