Peanut Butter Squares

One of my favorite chilled squares, this is Auntie Bessie’s recipe. Very rich and tasty.

Peanut Butter Squares
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Unbaked peanut butter cereal squares with rich caramel frosting.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 16
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup Corn Flakes
  • 2 cups Rice Krispies
Caramel Frosting:
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk or cream
  • 1 cup icing (confectioners') sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Combine brown sugar and corn syrup. Heat over low heat on stovetop, or in the microwave, until the sugar is melted.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla. Fold in Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies.
  3. Press into an 8 inch square pan.
Caramel Frosting:
  1. Melt butter. Add brown sugar and stir over low heat for 2 minutes. Add milk and cook and stir until it comes to a boil.
  2. Remove from heat and add icing sugar. Beat until creamy. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Spread icing on top of the base. Refrigerate to set. Cut into squares. Can be stored at room temperature.
I made this recently with honey in place of corn syrup and it turned out good. (I also used all Rice Krispies because I didn't have any Corn Flakes.)


2 Reviews of Peanut Butter Squares

  1. Judy April 2, 2018 at 7:01 pm #

    I have been making these for years this exact same recipe and it is my favorite and every one else who tastes it. We’ve taken it camping and I’ve made them when we’re camping. With the brown sugar icing it’s a great change from chocolate!

  2. Brenda Russell June 7, 2018 at 2:19 pm #

    I love this recipe! I was afraid it was lost!

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