These Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies are and easy and sweet treat with on baking required! This recipe yields chewy cookies with a delicious blend of sweet and salty flavors.
Make them right on your stovetop and they’ll be ready in minutes! And they only require 5 ingredients, which means prep is an absolute breeze!
💚 Why You'll Love This Recipe
Calling all peanut butter lovers! These no bake cornflake cookies are loaded with yummy peanut butter flavor, and require absolutely no time in the oven. Combine 5 simple ingredients to make this super simple cookie recipe using cereal!
Great for a quick sweet and salty treat, these chewy cookies have a super satisfying crunch thanks to corn flakes cereal. Ready in under 20 minutes on the stovetop, you'll love the familiar nutty flavor of these peanut butter cornflake balls.
And if you love no bake peanut butter recipes, try these No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls for a super tasty breakfast! Or for another sweet and salty treat, make these Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats.
🧂 Ingredients Needed
- white sugar - provides the perfect amount of sweetness.
- light corn syrup - helps your cookies stick together and adds some sweetness.
- peanut butter - for creamy and salty flavor.
- butter - makes your cookies rich and so satisfying.
- corn flakes - give your cookies some structure and a flaky crunch.
- Bring the white sugar and light corn syrup to a boil and allow to boil for about 30 seconds.
- Add peanut butter and butter and mix until well blended and melted.
- Pour peanut butter mixture over cornflakes in a large bowl.
- Fold peanut butter mixture into cereal until well coated.
- Scoop cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and cool for 15-20 minutes at room temperature.
Absolutely! Your cookies may be slightly less sweet, but with the inclusion of sugar and corn syrup they won't be lacking for flavor.
This ultimately comes down to personal preference. For a smoother and creamier experience, go with the smooth. If you want some extra crunch, use crunchy!
Aside from including cornflakes in dessert like cookies and other dessert bars, corn flakes can also be used in savory dishes as a kind of crust. Try using them as a crust for chicken or pork chops!
💭 Expert Tips and Tricks
- When combining the peanut butter mixture with the cornflakes, work quickly so it doesn't cool and become hard to work with before it's incorporated.
- Be careful not to let your sugar mixture burn as it boils. You just want to heat it until everything is well combined and the white sugar is dissolved
📌 Make these chewy and crunchy no bake cornflake cookies whenever a peanut butter craving strikes! They're perfect to pop into your kids' lunch boxes are as a fun and unique option at a cookie swap or dessert spread.
💡 Substitutions and Variations
- Chunky peanut butter can be used for extra crunchy texture.
- Feel free to skip the butter for a slightly healthier cookie.
- You can use all kind of cereals in this recipe to create different textures and flavor combinations!
- For a fancy finish, drizzle some melted chocolate over top of the cooled cookies.
- Extra flavor can be achieved by mixing in ingredients like peanut butter chips or butterscotch chips.
Store your cookies in an airtight container. Be sure to add a layer of wax or parchment paper between each layer of cookies, or you'll end up with one big cookie blob! They're best stored at room temperature, but if your kitchen is too hot, you can keep them in the fridge. Let them come back up to room temp before serving.
They should last up to a week either way.
These can also be frozen up to 3 months, though you might notice a change in texture and a slight grittiness to them once thawed.
🍴 What To Serve With This Dish
Before serving these tasty peanut butter cornflake cookies, be sure to serve a filling and healthy meal! Make this autumnal Stuffed Acorn Squash or a super easy Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs Dinner. For something simple but comforting, try Baked Avocados, or Easy Thai Salmon for a flavorful seafood meal!
✔️ More Cookie Recipes You'll Love
- 3 Ingredient No Bake Cookies - Another no bake dessert that's perfect to decorate for any holiday or occasion!
- Matcha Cookies with White Chocolate - You'll love the unique combination of earthy matcha with sweet white chocolate chips.
- Oatmeal Banana Cookies - Perfect for a special sweet breakfast.
- The Best Sugar Cookies - This classic recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction ensures perfect sugar cookies every time!
No Bake Cornflake Cookies
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📋 Recipe Card
No Bake Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies
- ½ cup white sugar
- ½ cup light corn syrup
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 cups cornflakes cereal
- Prepare a large baking sheet with waxed or parchment paper.
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring the sugar and corn syrup to a boil, stirring often. Allow the mixture to boil for about 30 seconds.½ cup white sugar, ½ cup light corn syrup
- Mix in the peanut butter and butter until melted and well blended.2 tablespoons butter, ½ cup peanut butter
- Place the cornflakes into a large bowl. Gently fold peanut butter mixture into the cereal until evenly coated. The result will be very sticky.3 cups cornflakes cereal
- Using two spoons or a small cookie scoop, scoop the cookies into about 20 to 25 mounds on the prepared baking sheet. Allow the cookies to continue cooling at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes.
- Use chunky peanut butter for extra texture.
- You can skip using the butter if desired.
- You can try this with different cereals. Have fun experimenting!
- You will need to work quickly but gently when combining the liquid peanut butter mixture with the cornflakes
- To make these extra fancy and delicious, once they are cooled, melt some chocolate chips in the microwave and drizzle over the cookies.
- To store cookies, place them in an airtight container between layers of waxed or parchment paper and keep at room temperature.
- You can also store them in the refrigerator, but they taste best at room temperature so take them out about 30 minutes before serving to let them warm up a bit.
Nutritional information is an estimate. The nutritional values for your final dish may vary based on measuring differences and products used.
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Wonderful dessert! Crispy and flavorful. Will definitely make these cookies again.
What a fun idea for cookies!! I can't wait to make this with my kids over the holiday weekend!
These are too awesome not to make them ASAP. I mean, who wouldn't love one or two... or three?! 🙂
OMG. These were so yummy. I love they are no bake too!