Special K Snack Bar Recipe

Does anybody have a copycat recipe for the "Special K" snack bars?

By Trudy from WI

February 2, 20100 found this helpful


1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1-1/2 cups corn syrup

1-1/2 cups peanut butter

6 cups Special K crisp rice cereal (NOT Rice Krispies!!)

12 oz. pkg. semisweet chocolate chips

1/3 cup peanut butter


In large microwave safe bowl, combine sugars and corn syrup and mix well. Microwave on high for 2 minutes; meanwhile, rinse the spoon off with very hot water.

Remove bowl from microwave and stir mixture, scraping down sides of bowl. Return to microwave and microwave on high for another 2 minutes, or until mixture begins to bubble and boil. Again, rinse that spoon!

Remove from microwave and add 1-1/2 cups peanut butter. Stir until mixture is smooth and combined. Add cereal and stir to coat. Pour and press into greased 13x9" pan, using back of greased spoon to press evenly.

Combine chocolate chips and 1/3 cup peanut butter in small microwave safe bowl. Heat on medium power for 2 minutes; remove and stir. Return to microwave for another 30 seconds if necessary to melt chips. Stir until smooth, then spread over cereal mixture. Let cool completely, then cut into bars. Store, covered, at room temperature. Makes 36

You can also make this on the stovetop; combine ingredients as recipe specifies, except cook over medium heat in heavy saucepan until mixture starts to bubble and sugar is dissolved. Continue as recipe directs.

Good luck.

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February 3, 20100 found this helpful

Thanks, but I'm looking for a recipe to duplicate the Special K Snack bars that you buy in the store, no peanut butter involved. They have a crispier texture and less sticky than Rice Krispie type bars.

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February 4, 20100 found this helpful

While trying, unsuccessfully as it turns out, to find a recipe for someone at ThriftyFun, I did find this very unusual website:

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They find videos, albums, trivia, books, hard to find items - it's really a fun site. They have a section called 'back of the box recipes', for example. Hope you have as much fun as I did exploring. I love the web; you never know what you're going to find!

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