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Special Kay Bars

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (21 Reviews)



Special Kay Bars

Linda Larsen
Special Kay Bars my favorite no bake bar cookie; the crunch of the cereal is complemented by rich and chewy caramel peanut butter and smooth and creamy chocolate. Thanks to Steven, Bri, and Nic, I now have the nutrition info for these bars. They are a pretty good source of potassium, fiber, protein, and B vitamins for a treat!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 6 minutes

Total Time: 26 minutes

Yield: 36 bar cookies


  • 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.

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. Melt the chocolate chips and peanut butter in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently, until melted and smooth. Continue as directed.

Nutrition Info:
Calories: 216
Fat: 9.6 grams
Cholesterol: 0.0 grams
Sodium: 126 mg
Dietary Fiber: 1.4 grams
Protein: 4.5 grams
Vitamin B-12: 17% DV
Niacin: 11% DV
Iron: 9% DV

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 5 out of 5
Original recipe from 70's, Guest Nurse_leeny

I first tried this recipe when it was on the back of the Special K box in the mid to late 70's. The recipe at that time called for one pkg of choc. chips and one pkg of butterscotch chips. Together these were melted together for the topping. There wasn't peanut butter added. The mixture is really yummy!

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