Kudos Bars Copycat Recipe


Kudos Bars Copycat Recipe

"Now you can have this favorite childhood snack anytime you want. These taste like the real deal. Make sure you use the wax paper in the dish so you won't be scraping away." These Copycat Peanut Butter M&M Kudos Bars will be a huge hit with the kids, and they'll be a great snack for you to enjoy, too. Your homemade cereal bars will taste far better than the store-bought variety. They are so simple to make that your kids can easily help you prepare these delicious Kudos copycat bars. Your kids will be delighted when they find these colorful, tasty snacks in their school lunch boxes the next day. And while they're at school, you can enjoy the leftovers.

Yields6 bars

Preparation Time5 min

Chilling Time1 hr

Cooking Time3 min


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup or honey
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 1/2 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mini M&M's
  • 2 ounces milk chocolate candy coating plus extra for drizzle


  1. 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 inch baking dish and sprinkle with mini M&M's, pressing them into the bars gently. Chill for at least 1 hour or overnight.

  2. 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.

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