This recipe has been around forever; it is one of those classic sweet treats from our childhood. Picky-picky husband is a big fan of the old fashioned Rice Krispie treats made with melted marshmallows, so he initially resisted this peanut butter version (he resists change). However, this evening, I noticed that the pan of treats, on the kitchen counter, had been seriously noshed upon.
1 cup light Karo syrup
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup peanut butter
6 cups Rice Krispie cereal
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter chips (see note)
Mix the syrup and granulated sugar in a heavy saucepan, over medium heat (stirring). Bring to a boil and immediately remove from heat; stir in peanut butter until smooth and well mixed.
Pour over Rice Krispie cereal and stir to coat evenly. Press into a lightly greased 11" x 7" pan (see note) and press down evenly with slightly damp hands.