Sometimes we associate certain recipes with certain people and oh, what good memories they bring.
A lady at my church, Ms. Helen, made these tasty candy-like cookies for almost every covered dish dinner we had. What a special lady and how I miss her!
So when another lady, Ms. Dot, blessed me with several boxes of cornflakes cereal, I decided to make some goodies for the helpers at our church’s yard sale. They were gone in a flash!
Easy, simple, and a great bake-sale item, I hope you try this soon.
Peanut Butter Cornflake Candy
1 cup of white granulated sugar
1 cup of light corn syrup
1 cup of peanut butter
½ tsp salt, optional
5 cups of plain cornflakes
Measure out cornflakes into a large glass bowl and prepare a large sheet pan by lining with parchment paper or buttering the pan.
Combine sugar and corn syrup in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter, adding salt if you want to at this time. (I usually do all this with a wooden spoon, beating the mixture like fudge.)
Pour over the cornflakes and mix well. Working quickly, drop by spoonfuls on the prepared sheet pan and set aside to cool.
NOTE: Mixture can also be pressed into a buttered 9 x 13 inch baking pan and cut into squares.
And if you’re in the mood for some peanut butter cookies or candy, but you’re watching your sugar intake, try these recipes:
SF PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES
LINDA’S CHEWY PEANUT BUTTER CANDY