Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies (no bake)

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Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies are an easy and sweet treat with no baking required! Everyone will love these chewy, sweet, and salty cookies that are ready in no time at all!

No bake peanut butter cornflake cookies on a wood table with milk

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Most people are probably currently trying to behave themselves and stick to their New Year’s resolutions, but I am not one of them. So for those of you who are, I apologize in advance for tempting you with these chewy and delicious Peanut Butter Cornflakes No Bake Cookies.

Seriously, I know, it seems completely unfair of me to dangle such a recipe in front of you while you’re trying to be good, but these are just too good not to share! Like addictively good!

No bake peanut butter cornflake cookies on a white plate

I’m a huge fan of no bake cookies, my mom made them all the time when we were growing up and I continue to make them in tons of different flavors today, like my Irish Cream No Bake Cookies or my Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies.

Traditionally, I make my no bake cookies with an oatmeal base, but for this recipe I decided to try something a little different, Corn Flakes! Not overly sweet, this boring breakfast cereal pairs with the creamy peanut butter to create a wonderfully sweet and salty cookie!

No bake peanut butter cornflake cookies on a wood table

They’re also SUPER chewy and my husband loves them even more than the classics. In fact, I packaged most of the batch up for him to take into work and they never made it because he keeps stealing cookies out of the container and there’s no longer enough left to share!

This recipe is made with just 5 ingredients: peanut butter, corn flakes, sugar, corn syrup, and vanilla. They’re made right on the stove top and are ready in minutes, and I promise the whole family won’t be able to get enough of them!

No bake peanut butter cornflake cookies on a wood table with milk
4.88 from 153 votes
Review Recipe

Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 18 cookies
Author Rebecca Hubbell
Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies are an easy and sweet treat with no baking required! Everyone will love these chewy, sweet, and salty cookies that are ready in no time at all!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 cups corn flakes

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Instructions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, and peanut butter. Cook over medium high heat until center starts to boil, make sure to stir constantly so the sugar doesn't burn.
  • As soon as the sugar mixture comes to a boil, remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract and corn flakes, mix until corn flakes are evenly coated in sugar mixture.
  • Use an ice cream scoop to drop cookies onto parchment or wax paper as quickly as possible before mixture starts to cool and harden.
  • Let cool on wax paper for 20 to 30 minutes before enjoying.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 214, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 145mg, Potassium: 108mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 27g, Vitamin A: 165IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 9mg, Iron: 3mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword cornflake cookies
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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Rebecca

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I’m Rebecca, and Sugar & Soul is where I blend my traditional roots and millennial imagination. I’m a self taught baker, photographer and traveler with a business degree and a dream. I’m married to my high school sweetheart, Matt, and currently reside in Central Maine. I’m so glad you stopped in and I hope I can inspire you to bake a batch of cookies or head off on a new adventure!

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  1. Hi! I love this recipe, but every time I do it my cookies get this “stale” and hard to chew texture. In the beginning the cornflakes are still a little crispy, but soon after they get this very stale texture. How do I avoid that?

    1. Hi Ari, we recommend storing them in an airtight container once they have finished cooling to avoid them drying out and over hardening. Are you using reduced-fat peanut butter? We have heard that tends to make the cookies get quite hard too.

    1. These are cookies, not bars. But you could definitely frost them! Chocolate would be a great combo!

      1. I prefer to put the mixture into a pan. Makes for easier storage and can drizzle chocolate over them when cooled. Saves a bit of time as well.

    1. You could omit it or use your favorite extract. I’d suggest using less to start with as other extracts can be stronger. Enjoy the cookies Tannah!

    2. What type of cornflakes are better? Some are fairly light and thin, some are pretty thick. I’m a 70’s kid and sort of remember these!

      1. Any will work, we have made it many times with many types (usually we buy what is on sale :)).