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Ages ago (early 80s) I participated in 4H for one year. One of the activities was cooking. In this cooking class I learned the traditional no-bake cookie recipe with the oatmeal, peanut butter, and chocolate. We also made a no-bake cookie recipe with PB, chocolate, and rice crispies. They were similar to the oatmeal cookies. I don't think they were chewy like rice crispy treats, though. They were maybe like those cookies that use the crunchy chow mein noodles.
I had a cookbook from the class, and when I was in high school I remember looking through it and not seeing the recipe. I don't even know if my mom still has the recipe book.
I've tried a google search, and the only recipes I've come up with are bar cookies (variations on RC treats using marshmallow or corn syrup) or ones that contain BOTH oatmeal and rice crispies.
Two thoughts/ questions:
1. I'm thinking of trying the oatmeal recipe and using RC's instead of oatmeal. Would it work?
2. Does anyone have a recipe using the rice crispies and chocolate and peanut butter similar to what I've described?
I would go ahead and try using the rice krispies in place of the oatmeal...may need to add more rice krispies as the oatmeal tends to absorb more liquid. But add gradually if you do, to make sure they don't turn out too dry..
Here is a recipe I have that sounds similar to the one you have described. Hope it works out for you.
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 (12 oz.) bag chocolate chips
3 cups rice krispies
Melt peanut butter and chips in saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. When completely melted, stir in rice krispies. Drop by spoonfuls on waxed paper. Set aside until firm. Store in covered container.
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Peanut Crunch1 cup rice crispies1 cup crushed corn flakes (see note)1 cup peanut butter1/2 cup brown sugar1/2 cup corn syrup2 tablespoons vanilla custard powder3 tablespoons milk1/4 cup butter, melted2 cups icing sugar, sifted3 tablespoons butter3 (1-ounce) squares semi-sweet chocolateMix rice crispies, cornflakes and peanut butter together well. In a saucepan, combine brown sugar and corn syrup and heatuntil sugar is dissolved. Combine with cereal mixture.Press into a buttered 9 x 13 x 2 - inch baking pan. Chill for one hour.Mix custard powder, the three tablespoons milk and the 1/4 cup melted butter, thenadd sifted icing sugar to make an icing to spread over the chilled cereal base.(Mixture is thin.) Chill.Melt the three tablespoons butter and chocolate in a small bowl set over a panof hot, not boiling, water. Spread over the custard icing layer. Refrigerate.Cut into squares.Note: To crush cornflakes, place in a plastic bag, seal the end and roll with a rolling pin.Source: Vancouver Sun newspaper, Dec 8, 1982 - Google newspaper archive.
Old cooking measurements: drop, pinch, dash, dessert-spoonful, salt-spoonful, size of a walnut, size of an egg, teacupful, coffee-cupful, wine-glassful, tumblerful, Handful.
Peanut Butter Balls2 cups creamy peanut butter1 box (1 lb) confectioners's sugar1 stick (1/4 lb) margarine3 cups Rice Krispies12 oz chocolate chips1 stick of paraseal waxSift sugar. Cream sugar and margarine.Add Rice Krispies and peanut butter; beatuntil crumbly. Roll into balls. In doubleboiler, melt 12 oz chocolate chips and 1 stick of paraseal wax. Dunk balls in chocolate with spoon and place on wax paper.Refrigerate for 2 hours.Source: Meriden CT Record-Journal newspaper, Jun 21, 1995 - Google newspaper archive.
This looks like it could be it. I was pretty sure that it was a very, very simple recipe. I was in 3rd or 4th grade at the time, after all!
Let me email our 4H office & see if they know what it might be....
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I make what is called Chinese Chews (also had them growing up) melt some chocolate chips, add a little vanilla stir that, then add a can of chinese noodles stir together and drop by teaspoons onto wax paper til they harden awsome!
p.s. your could always substitute the chocolate chips with butterscotch
You stated there was oatmeal and rice krispies in it though you thought? I am having trouble finding a recipe with both. ~Alliea
Maybe this one though:
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