Remember Kudos bars?! Oh my gosh, if I got a Kudos in my lunch as a kid I felt like it was the best day ever! I ate it slowly, savoring every little bite, but then suddenly it would all be gone! I remember thinking, “darnit! It’s gone already?!!” But not anymore because we made peanut butter m&m kudos copycat and I cannot wait for you all to make them!
I’ll keep it short as I know you really just want the recipe, but I’m just going to throw it out there that I’m totally crossing my fingers that you like these because I now have a gazillion more ideas for Kudos recipes! Seriously, I am just bursting with ideas and I am going to try to keep it all under control so I don’t overwhelm you.
My only advice about this recipe is please, please place wax paper in the dish before laying down the chocolate and bars so that you can easily remove them. I had a friend over while I was making mine and good golly was it annoying trying to get them out of the pan without the wax paper. I was putting some pretty major muscle into it! Now, hurry off to make these and report back to me!
Are Rice Krispies Gluten Free?
Rice is naturally gluten free, but, Rice Krispies are made with malt syrup, derived from barley, which contains gluten.
Rice Krispies are not gluten free because of the malt syrup that is in the ingredients.
Is Peanut Butter Good For You?
Peanut butter contains monounsaturated fat (good fat) and has many powerful vitamins, fibre and protein.
Peanut Butter M&M Kudos Copycat
Peanut Butter M&M Kudos Copycat
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup karo syrup or honey
- 1/4 cup peanut butter, smooth
- 2 1/2 cups rice krispies
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup mini m&ms
- 2 ounces milk chocolate candy coating plus extra for drizzle.
- In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together the brown sugar, butter, honey (or karo) and peanut butter.
- Cook until evenly combined and smooth, about 3 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and add vanilla, stirring in.
- Pour over the rice krispies in a large bowl and stir until evenly coated.
- Spread into a greased 8x9" baking dish and sprinkle with mini m&m's, pressing them into the bars gently, chill for at least 1 hour or overnight.
- Remove from the dish and place wax paper into the bottom.
- Melt the chocolate down and pour into the dish.
- Spread evenly and place the bars on top and chill again until chocolate is hardened.
- Remove from the dish, cut into bars and drizzle with remaining chocolate.
- Store in an airtight container for one week.
Can you share other recipes of kudos? I don’t like peanut butter but I would love to try chocolate ones,
Hi Nita! We haven’t tried to make any other versions, but you could try a different nut butter in place of the peanut butter. I bet almond butter would be delicious!
Martha in KS
I’ve never seen an 8×9″ pan. Could this possibly be a typo? I want to make these soon!
There are odd pan shapes and sizes, but you could use an 8×8 or 8×9 (our 8×9 is a porcelain dish)
Mine crumbled even using wax paper to lift them from the pan. I am so excited to make homemade Kudos though that I’m going to try again! The recipe is similar to a peanut butter and chocolate Rice Krispie Treat that my mom and I used to make. I might try using marshmallows instead of Karo Syrup next time to see if that helps me keep them together.
Thank you for the recipe! I am sure my family will enjoy the crumbles!
Oh shoot! Was the mixture too hot when stirring together?
These are great, a perfect little snack!
Colorful and delicious, there is nothing better!
Meagan @ A Zesty Bite
I loved kudos and I still do. Love this copycat version.
Aren’t they so good? Thanks Meagan!
Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet
Ooo! My kiddos will love these bars! I need to make a batch asap!
Mine wouldn’t stay together when I tried to get them out the dish after refrigerating. What did I do wrong? How do you get the whole darn thing out the pan without it falling apart?
Hi Pam, you can try using wax paper so you can lift the entire pan out.