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O’Henry Bars

Posted on December 16, 2010
Filed Under Candy

Every year, there are some cookies/candy that are a MUST, but I also like to find a couple of new recipes too. This is one of them. A few weeks ago, I was trying to catch up on my way-behind Google Reader (I won’t tell you how many unread items there are because Shannon gives me a hard enough time about it, I don’t need you all to, too ???? … I know he’s right when he says, “You oughta just mark them all ‘Read’ and start over!” but instead I say, “No! What if there’s a post or two in there that I FOR SURE don’t want to miss?!”) and anyway, I clicked on The Cutting Edge of Ordinary and Lisa had just posted these bars. I knew right then and there that they had to be on my new-things-to-try-this-Christmas list. And they didn’t disappoint me. They are just as good as they sound and look! And a few people that I gave some to let me know they were a hit at their house, too.


O’Henry Bars

1 cup Karo syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanuts (unsalted, do not chop) I didn’t notice this before I got ingredients and I bought salted peanuts, oops, but they turned out great anyway!
1 cup peanut butter
3 cups rice krispies
12 oz package chocolate chips
12 oz package butterscotch chips

Stir together the syrup and the sugar. Microwave for 2 minutes. Add the peanuts and the peanut butter to the Karo mixture. Microwave again for 1 minute.

Add 3 cups of rice krispies.

Spread into a greased 9×13 pan.

I pressed them into the pan with a buttered plastic bag.

Combine the chips in a bowl and microwave for 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Spread over the rice krispie mixture and cool in the fridge. Cut into 1 inch squares to serve.



I should’ve taken a picture of them cut in the pan, but I think I cut them 6 across the short way and 10 the long way, so 60 little bars. What they lacked in size, they made up for in taste. :)

I think I might make some more of these and try something different… make the bottom part and cool it til it’s firm enough to handle, then shaped them into little logs, chill them, then melt the chips and dip them. Maybe twice. ???? The end result would be like a fun size candy bar!


3 Responses to “O’Henry Bars”

  1. Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary on December 16th, 2010 3:05 pm

    Fun sized candy bars…what a great idea! Thanks linking back to my blog. I love when I see people actually making something I posted. Glad you liked them. I’m still dreaming about those red velvet ones!

  2. Cheryl on December 16th, 2010 3:10 pm

    Yum! I bet they would be great with dark chocolate, too!

  3. Renita on December 16th, 2010 9:57 pm

    Kay- are you SURE you put some of these on my cookie plate? Oh yeah you probly did. There were 4 boys that somehow devoured ALL the candy fast!!! And I get the red velvet ones all to myself. Reckon I just have to make these myself now that I have the recipe. Thx again! I also want to make carmels and dip pb ritz bits in choc.