Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

These cookies are so easy to make because there is no baking. I always include these on my Christmas cookie tray that I take to work, and they are one of the first to disappear.


  1. In a saucepan, combine sugar, brown sugar, and corn syrup. Bring to a boil; add peanut butter and vanilla.
  2. Put Special K cereal in a large mixing bowl. Pour peanut butter mixture quickly over cereal, stirring to mix well.
  3. Drop mixture by the Tablespoonful onto waxed paper. Press a milk chocolate star immediately in the center of each cookie. Caution: mixture will be very hot!
Most Helpful

The kids were having a sleepover last night and my daughter made these. They're delicious. Messy, by the way, but delicious. We used 3/4 cup golden syrup and 1/4 cup honey instead of corn syrup (ran out) and made it in the microwave oven. It was simple then to reheat when it started to set in the bowl. (Safety alert: very hot!)

Sherrie-pie October 22, 2005

This is a very good recipe for cookies. I will make these again and again. Made for Football Pool 2013.

pamela t. October 24, 2013

These cookies were a big hit in my neighborhood, my dh and friends are still raving about them. I made exactly as written, except that I used 3 dark chocolate chips instead of the star, I couldn't find any. I did find that you had to work quickly when droping the mixture onto the wax paper. These were very tasty satisfying cookies, soft and chewy, with a delicious flavor. My dh found them very addicting. Thank you for sharing a recipe that we will enjoy again. Made for Fall Pac 2011

Baby Kato October 29, 2011