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A lazy one. If you have been hanging out with me for a while, you will know that I like to take short cuts, I am a bit lazy, or maybe in too much of a hurry. Whichever. I was dying for a Buckeye one day, crispy not smooth, when I decided I would make them but then I really didn’t want to roll them all out and dip them in chocolate. Maybe it is more of an instant gratification thing than laziness. So I pressed the peanut butter part in a 9×7 inch glass dish and poured the melted chocolate over top. Done and done. Terrifically fast and easy.

Lazy, Crispy Buckeyes
3 C. Rice Krispies
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 C. peanut butter
1 stick butter

Melt butter and peanut butter in the microwave until smooth, add powdered sugar and fold in cereal. Mix gently until well blended. Press into a 9×7 inch glass dish.

For topping:
In a medium glass bowl, melt 3 T. butter in the microwave. Stir in 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips until smooth. You may have to zap it for 10 more seconds to get it smooth. Pour over top of peanut butter filling and spread evenly. Let chocolate set and using metal dough scraper or spatula, score one inch pieces all the way through. Place in fridge until hardened. Now it will be easier to remove from pan, one piece at a time. The first piece will get demolished so eat it right away, the rest will be fine. About 63 pieces.

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  1. Peter M
    Posted March 18, 2010 at 6:07 AM | Permalink

    I can't believe they are so easy to make…a non-recipe and yum!

  2. the domestic mama
    Posted March 18, 2010 at 6:27 AM | Permalink

    Sometimes, the BEST things come out of shortcuts- This looks yummy!

  3. Alison
    Posted March 18, 2010 at 7:59 AM | Permalink

    Those sound good! I have never had them with rice krispies!

  4. amy grace
    Posted March 18, 2010 at 8:21 AM | Permalink

    yum!!! i've had these as bars, but also not with rice krispies! sounds great!

  5. oneordinaryday
    Posted March 18, 2010 at 8:29 AM | Permalink

    Hey! This is just about like my mom's famous peanut butter balls, but the a no-fuss version. I love that. We always use Rice Krispies for a little extra goodness too. Never thought of making them into a bar. You are a genius, Robin. Wish I had one right now.

  6. Kelly
    Posted March 18, 2010 at 9:46 AM | Permalink

    Genius! I love buckeyes and this is such an easy and FAST way to get 'em. Love it.

  7. Erik R.
    Posted March 18, 2010 at 9:59 AM | Permalink

    Wow! Those do look and sound really tasty. They're very similar to something my mom used to make when I was a kid…and, I must admit, that I make myself from time to time, now that I'm grown. They were called Scotcheroo's. Same idea:

    In large saucepan, cook:
    1 c. corn syrup
    1 c. sugar
    over medium heat until they start to boil. Remove from heat and stir in:
    1 c. peanut butter
    then mix in:
    6 c. Rice Krispies

    Press into buttered 9×13 pan.

    Melt together
    1 (6 oz.) pkg. chocolate chips
    1 (6 oz.) pkg. butterscotch chips
    Spread on top, cut pieces and chill until firm.

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  9. Pam
    Posted March 18, 2010 at 10:15 AM | Permalink

    This looks delicious! Being born in Ohio, I can really appreciate them. They are similar to a Christmas cookie I bake. Wish I had some of your cake right now!

  10. Fallon
    Posted March 18, 2010 at 10:41 AM | Permalink

    Love your shortcuts!

  11. Karen
    Posted March 18, 2010 at 10:46 AM | Permalink

    Like a peanut-buttery rice krispie treat! These look good and I'm all for easy 🙂

  12. grace
    Posted March 18, 2010 at 3:27 PM | Permalink

    i like to think of myself as a super-slacker, so i find this shortcut to be quite fabulous. i commend you and thank you, robin sue! 🙂

  13. Robin Sue
    Posted March 18, 2010 at 3:40 PM | Permalink

    Erik- Thanks for the Scotcheroo recipe, sounds great!

  14. Mimi
    Posted March 18, 2010 at 3:59 PM | Permalink

    Shortcuts are what make life manageable.

  15. Ingrid
    Posted March 18, 2010 at 10:18 PM | Permalink

    LOL, okay call me lazy then too. 'Cause I'm all about the shortcuts. 🙂

  16. biz319
    Posted March 19, 2010 at 2:08 PM | Permalink

    You, my friend, cannot consider yourself lazy at all – um, remember the peach balls and the strawberries??!!

    My daughter would love this – peanut butter and chocolate are her favs!

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  17. Kirstin
    Posted March 19, 2010 at 2:17 PM | Permalink

    Oh yummy! I love all things Peanut butter. Under my "from my kitchen" page I have a pEanut Butter pound cake recipe that is to die for!!!

  18. DailyChef
    Posted March 20, 2010 at 4:19 AM | Permalink

    Easy and delicious–a killer combo right there. This looks perfect for the Easter parties I have coming up!

  19. Trish
    Posted March 20, 2010 at 12:45 PM | Permalink

    Oh, I am all for keeping it simple…especially when it comes to desserts. This sounds like a familiar recipe of my mother's … her attempt to make Oh Henry bars!

  20. HoneyB
    Posted March 20, 2010 at 3:13 PM | Permalink

    Sometimes when we are lazy….that is when we get most creative 🙂 I would definitely make them this way – as I am lazy when it comes to candy making! They look yummy!

  21. Sweet and Savory
    Posted March 21, 2010 at 1:35 AM | Permalink

    Looks yummy. I have a bunch of peanut butter eaters in my class to make these for.

  22. Kristen
    Posted March 21, 2010 at 3:47 PM | Permalink

    I call it resourceful – not lazy! I have had the real deal… can't wait to try yours!

  23. steph
    Posted March 21, 2010 at 7:58 PM | Permalink

    YUM! I love short-cut recipes. I think I would love this recipe – Thanks!

  24. Lori
    Posted March 21, 2010 at 8:27 PM | Permalink

    This is an excellent shortcut- I am sure every bit as flavorful as the little buckeye balls.

  25. Jenn@slim-shoppin
    Posted March 21, 2010 at 9:12 PM | Permalink

    I've never heard of a buckeye before! It's like a totally deluxe peanut butter cup!

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