There are certain family favorite recipes that are connected with people (Iris’ Toffee, Mother’s Lemon Icebox Pie), some with holidays (Christmas -Crusty Fennel Potatoes, Thanksgiving – Cornbread Dressing, others with places (Singapore Chili Shrimp, Indonesian Nasi Goreng), and even some that come from restaurants where we first enjoyed the dish (Tino’s Flautas, Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscano). But I have one category of family favorites that came from simple snacks we enjoyed making with children in Vacation Bible School. The star of that collection is the sweet, crunchy confection shown here.
I still work in VBS at our church each year. We don’t cook with the kids, but I have as much fun as they do. Now, over 30 years later, we are very careful about serving peanut butter or anything with high fructose corn syrup to the children. But I suspect our family will never stop making this treat. Recently our youngest son invited us to join him and his wife for a Saturday night dinner. This was the dessert he asked me to bring!
Special K Crunch
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup granulated sugar
Bring to a boil and add:
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
4 cups Special K cereal
Mix well and quickly spread in buttered 9 inch square pan. Cool and cut into squares.