No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Corn Flake Bars

"For some reason, men always seem to go gah-gah over these. :) They are very easy to make, and it is a great way to use up the end of the corn flakes. I also like this recipe because it uses fewer ingredients than all the other ones I have seen."
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  • Heat peanut butter, sugar and corn syrup over low heat to melt. Stir in cereal.
  • Pat into a 8x8 lightly greased pan. (I line my pan with foil and then lightly spray it. When it is time to cut them, the foil lifts right out.).
  • Melt chocolate chips over low heat or in the microwave and spread over top. Cool until firm.

Questions & Replies

  1. Is it 3 cups of crushed cornflakes OR 3 cups then you crush them?
  2. What can I use as an alternative to Corn Syrup. I've never seen it at any of the stores here.
  3. Do these freeze well?
  4. Could this recipe be doubled and placed in a 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan?
  5. Is the sugar necessary? I'd prefer not to use it. I would like to use honey instead, or would that keep it from setting?


  1. Why bother to send in a recipe? Everyone changed the corn flakes to rice crispies and added whatever they wanted and pretended to make the original recipe. If you had this recipe why didn't YOU send it in? Marg, I'm out of chocolate chips (horrors) right now, As soon as I get some I am going to make THIS recipe and send you a review YOU deserve! Barb Karr
  2. I could eat the whole pan myself! I used creamy peanut butter, powdered sugar, and Rice Krispies instead of corn flakes because I never buy corn flakes. So good! These will replace my Buckeye recipe because it is so much easier than rolling the peanut butter into balls and dipping in chocolate!!
  3. Great recipe! I made tiny balls of the mixture and drizzled chocolate to make pretty, bite sized treats!
  4. Tastes just like a Crispy Crunch bar!!! Will surely make these again. Made on Friday night, snacked all weekend, served for dessert one night, gave some to BIL for his b-day, and there are barely any left on Monday morning. Made with smooth PB and golden corn syrup (what I had on hand). Added 1 T margarine to the choc chips mainly for easier cutting. The directions could be a little more explicit. I wasn't sure if the flakes were supposed to be measured before or after crushing (chose to measure before crushing and it worked out fine), or how much things had to be melted (till the sugar is totally dissolved?), but it all worked out ok as it is a pretty forgiving concoction. This would be a good recipe to make with kids helping as it is really quick so they won't loose interest.
  5. I make them with Rice Krispies and omg they are awesome


  1. I prefer a softer icing, so I like to add a little sweetened condensed milk or some leftover frosting to the chocolate chips. I'm going to try a maple-nut version today using green label Karo.
  2. Turned out great and didn't last too long... instead of putting chocolate chips on top, I used a frosting made of icing sugar, butter, and vanilla and added red and green sugar sprinkles on top... will make again.
  3. I'm about to make these, and the only change I'm making is I'm using creamy peanut butter 'cuz I don't buy the chunky one lol I'll let you know how it tastes!!!
  4. Used gluten free cornflakes as I’m coeliac. Turned out great!
  5. I added the chocolate chips to the peanut butter corn syrup sugar before adding the corn flakes!!


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