O’ Henry (Where Have You Been All My Life) Bars

Would you be surprised if I said “I was craving something sweet earlier today”? You shouldn’t be. I’m in love with sweets. We have a great relationship. I make them, then eat them and they make me happy. See how that works? =o)

I wanted something yummy so I went flipping through my “I need to make all these great things” book. It’s huge by the way. Seriously! If I make everything before I die (and I’m planning on living until I’m at least 100) it will be a miracle. But these stood out as super yummy and perfect for what I was craving. O’Henry Bars. Yummy, right? I found these awhile back over on Mine For The Making.

– 1 cup light Karo syrup
– 1 cup sugar
– 1 cup peanuts (not chopped) I didn’t have any peanuts =o( so we didn’t add these
– 1 cup peanut butter
– 3 cups Rice Krispies
– 1 12 ounce bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
– 1 12 ounce bag of butterscotch chips

– Stir together the sugar and Karo syrup. Microwave for 2 minutes.
– Add peanuts and peanut butter and stir. Microwave another 1 minute.
– Stir in Rice Krispies until combined really well.
– Spread out onto a greased 9×13 pan– In a separate bowl, add chocolate and butterscotch chips. Microwave for 2 minutes.
– Stir until well blended and spread over mixture in the pan.– Let cool.
– Enjoy! (this is the easy part!)

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  1. These look and sound really good and as I’m not a huge fan of nuts (can take or leave them), I would probably leave them out. They sound just as good without them. Yum!

  2. Yum…what a tasty treat.

  3. My tummy is rumbling and my eyes are bugging out just looking at your beautiful pictures! I SOOO love this kind of recipe – it’s an ‘eat and run’ kinda dish…you don’t have to wait long for it to be ready to eat. I think I will share this at my blog soon – with a less-sugar twist to it. Thanks for the reminder. My recipe is called Payday bars, but any ole candy bar name will do huh? YUM-OOOOOOO!!

  4. Yummy! Have you tried the chocolate covered ramen yet? Have a great weekend! 🙂

  5. i just made a rice krispie treat too! LOL, yours look so wonderful!

  6. Yumm! I have not had an O’Henry bar in years. These look so good with all of my favorites inside:)

  7. Oh how decadent these look, yummy. Can’t wait to get some of these going, thanks so much.

  8. These look positively heavenly! I am becoming quite a sweets addict too – if I don’t have a homemade dessert every night I get sad!

  9. I adore o’henry bars. we used to make them as a kid.


  10. My sister is the queen of rice krispie treats – i’ll have to send this off to her. Thanks for sharing.

  11. i happened upon your blog from the linky on sweet as sugar cookies! looks delicious- i would love to try this!

  12. These do look so addicting and dangerous….I could eat the whole batch by myself. Yum..

  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog – it seems that my Cupid Truffles and your Peppermint Fudge Balls may be close cousins. Like your Milky Way sugar cookies and your O’Henry creation. Without the peanuts, they may be more like tasty 100 Grand bars?
    Also got a chuckle out of your Hanes-inspired chip bowl. That’s really ‘out there’.

  14. Are these really that good? I saw this recipe first on Brown Paper Packages blog and printed it out and saved it. This weekend when I was looking through my recipes to find something new to try, I saw it again. I was hesitant because of the rice krispies in it. Just thought it was kinda a weird combo. But now you are the 2nd to post it and say it was great! hmmmm…maybe I need to try it afterall? – Karen

  15. A friend of mine in grad school used to make these and I never got the recipe! Thanks for sharing, you made my day!

  16. my gosh, i love these kind of recipes! yumtastic. glad to have found your blog!
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  17. Love O’Henrys! Puttin it on my list 🙂

  18. I am in love with sweets too! I can’t seem to get enough of them…lol. Your chocolatey bars look beyond amazing!

    Btw, i just saw that cute pic of your daughter and how she dressed up for school in her ballet clothes……that brought a smile to my face. Just adorable….heheh

  19. I have never added peanuts to these bars, but this is my go to recipe when I need a quick, delicious treat. There are never any leftovers!

  20. O’ Erin, you’ve done it again! 🙂