When I was a child my Mom would make us these amazing little bars as a treat.  They were delicious and tasty.  They have a sweet peanut buttery taste but a little crunch from the cereal.  I just recently found out how easy they are to make.  They are super simple.  Just five ingredients and they only take 10 minutes.  You can not beat these treats.

Special K Bars – (From Mom)

  • 1 cup white Corn Syrup (Karo)
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups of peanut butter
  • 6 cups Special K cereal or you can substitute Corn Flakes

Grease a 13×9 pan.

Place a large sauce pan over medium/high heat and add the corn syrup and the sugar.

Corn Syrup and Sugar

Bring to rolling boil and remove from heat.

Rolling Boil

Stir in the peanut butter and the vanilla in.  Mix until smooth.

Mix in the peanut butter

Fold  in the 6 cups of Special K or corn flakes.

Special K folded in

Spread in greased 9×13 pan.

Spread into a 13x9 pan

Let set for 15 minutes or so and then they are ready to eat.

The Special K Bars

These bars are super easy and extremely delicious.  They are a must try.

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  1. I thought my mother was a culinary genius when she made stuff like this, rice crispy treats, or chex mix.

  2. I just made these tonight using your recipe. always loved these as a kid, especially when everything is still gooey and warm! But I panicked because I bookmarked your site and it was down right as I was getting started. Had to use a cached copy of this page! Talk about a food crisis.

    • Kathy – Sorry it was down. My server has been acting funny lately. Glad you still got to make them. They are my favorite. I also like them with chocolate drizzled on them. Talk about awesome!!!

  3. I bet that'd be good! I have to say, though, that I threw out half the batch this morning, simply because I kept eating it all day yesterday. I doubled your batch. Big mistake! My tum-tum hurts today 🙁 but still worth it!

  4. We've been making these in my family since I was a kid. To make them even more fabulous we top them with a "frosting" made by melting a bag of butterscotch chips & a bag of chocolate chips together and pouring on top of the bars. Let it cool until the chocolate on top is set. These are always the first dessert gone at any gathering.

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