Peanut Butter/Corn Flakes Cookies

"Mom has made these every year during the holidays since I was a child. The family loves them and they are quite simple to make."
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Ready In:
24-36 cookies




  • Bring sugar and corn syrup to boil; remove from heat.
  • Add peanut butter and mix well.
  • Pour mixture over corn flakes.
  • Mix into balls onto waxed paper or spread into buttered pan.

Questions & Replies

  1. Searching all over internet - comparing the same recipe and find the cereal (corn flakes) amounts vary between 4 and 6 cups. Obviously less would allow for more of a "chewy" bar...any other thoughts? Also I noticed some folks were adding a smidgen of vanilla? Just wanting to replicate these funny (super easy) little bars we loved in school. (That's where I doubt school cooks were adding vanilla, but back in the old days who knows!) Thoughts? Thanks for help. Kind of embarrassed about asking on such a simple recipe.


  1. I was going to post my recipe for "Cornflake Things" but I did a search first, and found your recipe. Mine is made the same way, but I spread it in a 10 by 13 inch buttered pan and let it cool. Then I melt 1 cup chocolate chips and 1 cup butterscotch chips, and spread over the top. Once the topping is set, cut into small bars. NOTE: DO NOT BOIL THIS! One time I let the mixture actually boil for a few minutes, rather than removing it from the heat as soon as came to a boil. Nobody broke any teeth on the results, but it wouldn't have surprised me if someone had. They were like ROCKS!
  2. My daughter Adiya is still forming the balls as I write this, but I've already had a taste and I can just tell from that first Mmmmmmmmmmmm that this is something that is going to be made again, and made often. This is incredibly simple, and delicious, well worth the, oh, let me see, 5 minutes out of your life that it takes to actually make these babies. It actually takes a little longer, as you lovingly form the balls, but my 11 year old daughter did it all by herself. If you deal with the boiling part and get a little helper to deal with the ball rolling, you've got it made. A great project to do with your kids. I took what ThatBobbieGirl said seriously and was scared to let the mixture boil. It was just starting to bubble around the edges when I took it off the flame. Another helpful hint is to wet your hands when rolling the balls, it's less sticky that way. I would like to try it next time with some mini-chocolate chips mixed in. Thanks, MG, for another great recipe!
  3. I made these for the any children coming for the christmas holiday but all the adults loved them as well. I added chocolate to it as well
  4. I have this recipe written in my child-like scrawl from when I was in elementary school! They were served at school and I asked the cooks for the recipe! Only difference is that mine uses dark Karo (corn) syrup instead of light. Thanks for the delicious memories!
  5. GREAT!!! I hardly got to taste them. My son ate most of them first.


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