O’Henry Bars at Home

Way, way, way back when I was a working single girl, one of my coworkers (who was married and might have even been over 30, so a font of knowledge, I thought!) would make these fabulous bars that tasted just like an O’Henry Bar…crunchy, peanutty, and chocolate covered.  She guarded the recipe like it was a state secret, but when I left the company to move to Oklahoma, getting married en route to our next assignment, she gave it to me.

I’ve not shared it lo these many years, but since I just Googled it and found about a thousand duplicates online, I feel I can freely share it now. And it’s not like I’ve ever heard from her again, so she probably won’t come kill me in my sleep for breaking her confidence.

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O’Henry Bars

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1-1/4 cups peanut butter (chunky or creamy)
  • 6 cups cornflakes
  • 12 oz chocolate chips, melted
  • Flaked sea salt, for sprinkling on top

Bring sugar and corn syrup to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter. Stir in cereal. Mix well and spread on greased 10 x 15 inch pan. Cover with melted chocolate.

I drew a butter knife back and forth across the melted chocolate, when it had cooled just slightly, to make a pattern, then sprinkled some sea salt flakes on top. Delish!

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2 thoughts on “O’Henry Bars at Home

  1. Ok. This is what the Knights are getting at their next meeting! They’ll love me for it. :) Thanks for the recipe! :)

    • They will love you for it! I made some “Lunch Lady Brownies” I saw online the other day, and I totally thought of you! They rocked, by the way.

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