At the beginning of this school year, I asked all the preaching students where I work to let me know their favorite sweet treats. After getting that information, I began fixing those favorites for each of their birthdays. Most of the guys are single and fending for themselves in the food department, so I thought it would be a little gesture on my part to show how much I appreciate them.
This week one of the students had a birthday and had mentioned peanut butter cornflake candy. I had never made this before, so of course I went to Google. I found a few different recipes from several sources. What struck me is how this is almost identical to the main part of my “Scotcheroos“. I made the Scotcheroo recipe, but instead of the crispy rice cereal, I substituted cornflakes. Instead of making it in bar form, I dropped out individual pieces. That’s it. Super easy, four ingredients, and at least close to what I think the student had in mind. It is a super quick & easy candy to add to your recipe list!
- 1 cup of white sugar
- 1 cup of light corn syrup
- 1 heaping cup of creamy or crunchy peanut butter
- 6 cups of plain cornflakes
Butter a couple of baking sheets, or cover with parchment paper; set aside.
Combine sugar and corn syrup in a large pan and cook, stirring regularly, over medium to medium high heat until mixture begins to boil.
Remove from the heat; blend in the peanut butter.
Add cornflakes, a little at a time until mixture is completely covered.
Working quickly, drop by spoonfuls on the prepared baking sheet and set aside to cool.