Peanut Butter Cornflake Candy

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!

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  • 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.

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