These chewy cookies are full of peanut butter flavor and definitely satisfy any sweet tooth cravings.
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The best part is that it’s an easy dessert that rewards you in the form of delicious cookies everyone wants to eat. Plus, it’s like a cookie and candy all rolled into one sweet treat.
My easy cornflake cookies are going to be a new favorite in your cookie recipe box for sure!
A Classic No-Bake Cookie
This cornflake cookie recipe requires no baking at all, a perfect way to enjoy a treat in the summer when you don’t want to heat up the house with that oven.
But one of my favorite times to make these easy peanut butter cornflake cookies is during the holiday season.
In fact, it’s a recipe I often make for the cookie swap at church. I made it one year, and ever since, people have begged for it to be a part of the lineup.
After that particular cookie swap, I had no less than a dozen phone calls demanding to know what was in this recipe. Everyone seemed stunned that it only called for a few simple ingredients.
Anyway, if you’re looking for a cookie that everyone will love and you want something that uses basic ingredients, you’re absolutely in the right place at the right time!
I always put them out on my holiday table for family and friends, and once, I made the huge mistake of not setting one aside for myself to enjoy later. They were all gone in the blink of an eye!
Ingredients For Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies
- Corn syrup
- Crunchy peanut butter
- Corn Flakes
Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.
How To Make The Crunchy Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies
1. Pour the Corn Flakes into a large heat-safe bowl. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2. Add the sugar and corn syrup to a medium saucepan and cook on medium heat to medium-high heat.
3. Bring the two ingredients to a boil, stirring often. Boil for about two minutes or until the sugar is dissolved.
4. Add the crunchy peanut butter to the saucepan and stir quickly to combine the ingredients.
5. Pour the mixture over the Corn Flakes and stir quickly to coat.
Start by pouring the sugar into a saucepan.
Pour the light corn syrup into the saucepan with the sugar.
Mix well to combine.
Bring the two ingredients to a boil. Boil for two to three minutes or until the sugar is dissolved.
Remove from the heat and stir in the crunchy peanut butter to combine.
Work quickly because the corn syrup mixture will harden fast.
Pour the mixture over the Corn Flakes and toss to coat.
You will want to work quickly because the corn syrup will harden fast again.
They will harden fast. They can be a little crumbly, as well. If they are cool enough, I press them together with my hands.
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Easy Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies
To make these peanut butter cornflake cookies, you will need only a few things – peanut butter, sugar, light corn syrup, and cornflakes. That’s it!
I use chunky peanut butter, but you can use creamy peanut butter or natural peanut butter if you like. Your favorite brand of cornflakes will work just fine here.
They’re almost like peanut butter candy, making them great for holiday gifts. Once they set up, they’re very chewy, like semi-hard candy. You make them on the stovetop, and that’s it.
You can also make them into chocolate peanut butter cornflake cookies by adding a drizzle of melted chocolate, or feel free to do the same with white chocolate chips or butterscotch morsels too.
- Chocolate chips
- Butterscotch chips
- Mini marshmallows
- Small pretzels
If you decide to add any of these ingredients, add them as you are stirring the syrup and Corn Flakes.
How To Store The Peanut Butter Corn Flake Cookies
Store the cookies in an airtight container or cover with plastic wrap. They do not have to be refrigerated.
If you want to freeze the cookies, place them in a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to two months. Place them on the counter to thaw.
Can I Use A Cookie Scoop?
Can I Get Frosted Corn Flakes?
This is your dessert, so you definitely can! For this recipe, I bought the plain cornflake cereal, but you can get Frosted Flakes if you want to.
Peanut butter cornflake cookies are definitely the answer to those sweet cravings you’re having. I simply adore making this sweet treat because it takes no time at all, and the results are absolutely delicious.
If you need a simple cookie to bring to a potluck or for dessert any time, you’ve got to make them!
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
- 3 cups of Corn Flakes
1. Add the Corn Flakes to a heat-safe bowl and set aside.
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or waxed paper.
3. Pour the sugar and corn syrup into a medium saucepan and stir to combine.
4. Bring to a boil on medium heat to medium-high heat. Boil for about two to three minutes or until the sugar is dissolved, stirring often.
5. Remove from heat and quickly stir in the peanut butter.
6. Pour the syrup over the Corn Flakes and stir quickly to coat the cereal.
7. Add spoonfuls to wax paper, still working quickly. Let set up for about 20 minutes.
Make sure you have the Corn Flakes in the bowl and ready, as well as the parchment paper set up and ready to go on the baking sheet. The corn syrup mixture will harden fast, and you need to be ready to stir it in with the Corn Flakes.
You can use your hands to create cookie balls if it cools off a little. Be careful as the syrup can be hot.
I used Karo Syrup for this recipe, but you can also use a generic brand.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 90mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 2g
Nutrition is approximate.