peanut butter + rice krispies blocks in just 6 minutes = #microwave magic

peanut butter + rice krispies blocks in just 6 minutes = #microwave magic


Inspired by my friend Herman Lensing’s article in the Sarie recently I decided to make something in my microwave. Life is just so fast these days that I think we need to relook this genius kitchen accessory and have a solid appreciation for its talents and uses.

{mom’s microwave recipe book}
The microwave has played a critical role in the evolution of our culinary history – and something I never quite thought about. I decided to ask my mom if she had any microwave recipe books … well, she gave me 3 books plus a thick A4 book that she had put together herself over many years. It was made with one of my fathers’ old railway note books – mom cut and pasted recipes from different magazines and created an entire microwave recipe collection *lovely and so special to me*.

I found this really lekker peanut butter block recipe in her book. The marvelous thing was it only took me 6 minutes to make!

{rediscover the microwave magic}
We often tend to forget what an impact this wonderful machine had on our lives growing up … and even today. So dig out a few yummy microwave recipes … and rediscover the magic of the microwave!


Peanut Butter Blocks



peanut butter + rice krispies blocks in just 6 minutes = #microwave magic
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Serves: 24 big blocks Preparation time: 5 min Cooking time: 6 min
Serves: 24 blocks
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup golden syrup
  • 1 cup soft brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 6 cups rice krispies
  • 1 cup peanuts
  1. In a 3L bowl add the peanut butter, syrup, sugar, butter and vanilla essence. Microwave for 6 minutes stirring every minute.
  2. Now add the peanuts and rice krispies and pour the mixture into a buttered dish (about 30 cm x 20 cm). Flatten with a spatula.
  3. Let it cool down and cut into blocks.

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