Wednesday, January 13, 2010

O'Henry Bars

This is another good one that I have made recently.
Very, very good...although, I can't tell you the last time I actually
had an O'Henry I don't know if it is like that or not.
I know that this recipe is DELICIOUS, and that's all that matters!
O'Henry Bars
1 cup corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1 1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter
4 cups rice crispies
1/2 bag butterscotch chips
1/2 bag chocolate chips
9x13 pan covered with foil, lightly sprayed with pam
In a large sauce pan, combine sugar and corn syrup and combine until sugar is dissolved.
Bring mixture to a boil.
Once boiling, remove from heat and add peanut butter.
Once peanut butter is combined, add cereal.
Spread mixture in prepared 9x13 pan.
(I took some saran wrap and covered my hand and pressed it into the pan.)

In a small bowl, combine the butterscotch and chocolate chips
and melt on low power in the microwave until melted.
Pour over cereal mixture.
Wait until set to cut.

ALSO... a little birdie told me to make sure you don't put it in the fridge.
Something about it going hard because of the cooked syrup mixture...
I'm not sure...because it didn't happen to me, but a friend of mine!
But, she did say it was still delicious!


  1. They look so good! I don't remember what an o'henry bar tastes like either. Do they still make them?

  2. These look great! I have made O Henry Bars with rolled oats, peanut butter and choc. chips. I have to try this one.

  3. We love these - my only modification I make is to use only 1/4 bag of butterscotch.

    The lower portion can be cut with cookie cutters while still warm and topped with chocolate from a bag with the end snipped. Just make sure to outline first to keep the chocolate from running over.

  4. To fix the hardening part, up the peanut butter to 2 cups (I used smooth peanut butter instead of crunchy since my boy doesn't like whole nuts). Also, these taste great if you add a Nanaimo Bar filling between the chocolate and bottom layer!


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