I have been making these incredibly easy, sweet treats since I was a kid, and I still LOVE THEM! I don't do the add-ins 'cause I think they are great without them. One tip: try to work fairly quickly after removing from heat because the mixture gets harder to work with as it cools. Having all the ingreds. pre-measured before starting makes this a lot easier. This is a great treat
- Heat sugar and corn syrup in large saucepan until mixture reaches a boil.
- Remove from heat.
- Mix in peanut butter and vanilla; combine well.
- Stir in corn flakes and desired add-ins.
- Shape into small mounds (about 1 inch) on waxed paper to cool.
I made these for our school bake sale, and have been making them for years. My only difference is that I use 1 1/2 cups peanut butter and 6 cups of corn flakes. I don't use the optional ingredients. I also spread them into a 9 x 13 dish and cut them into bars instead of mounding them. They are ALWAYS a big hit! I'm thrilled that someone has them posted, so I can NEVER lose the recipe! I came upon it by accident, since I really didn't know what they are called. We called it Corn Flake Candy growing up, and I've seen it called Peanut Butter Crunch and Peanut Butter Cereal Bars. Whatever you call them they are delicious!
I first made these in 8th grade home economics over 20 years ago. So excited to find the recipe again! Another fun variation is to add mini butterscotch chips or mini chocolate chips.
So good! My mom used to make bar cookies that taste like these, but I hadn't had them in a really long time. I made a 1/2 recipe and got 21 cookies out of it. By the way, I ran out of corn syrup so I replaced half of it with honey. I really liked it that way a lot...honey and peanut butter go together well. Thanks for sharing!