Raise your hand if you’re like me and think No-Bake treat recipes are the GREATEST!
I try to keep ingredients for these No-bake Peanut Butter Corn Flake Treats on hand at all times. I also try to keep ingredients for these Blondie No-bake Cookies and this No-bake Cherry Cheesecake stocked too….and having rice crispies and marshmallows around brings me almost as much comfort as having eggs n the fridge. Some people have FOMO, I have FONHIFNBT (Fear of not having ingredients to make no-bake treats). It’s a real condition!
You just never know when a kid might come home and say they’re supposed to take a treat to scouts or that they invited 4 friends over to watch a movie. Or, who am I kidding, most of the time it’s me who just decides I can’t live another minute without these no-bake Smore’s Rice Crispies or these Snicker Bar Rice Crispies on any given Wednesday. Seriously friends, if you haven’t tried those Snicker Rice Crispies yet you are missing out!
Now you know what helps me sleep better at night, and out of all of the quick No-bake recipes I have on my site, these cute little No-Bake Peanut Butter Corn Flake Treats are the ones I make the most often because they are SOOOO easy!
I know people get a little worked up about Karo Syrup (Corn Syrup) so when you see that in the recipe please don’t come at me with a pitch fork….I’m of the mindset that anything can kill you if you eat to much of it…but my friend Karo Syrup doesn’t deserve all the hate…I mean think of all the beautiful things it can make….
- Caramel Corn Puffs (Hands down the most delicious treat EVER!)
- Best Ever Chewy Chex Mix
- Caramel Marshmallow Popcorn
- Merry Widow Caramels
- Classic Chewy Chex Mix
I’m not saying you need to eat each of those things everyday, and I’m also not saying you need to eat the entire batch yourself…I’m just saying that occasionally indulging in a special treat that happens to have Karo Syrup in it, probably isn’t going to ruin your life. But, I will also totally respect you if Corn Syrup isn’t something you put into your body. You can use brown rice syrup or you can try honey, but honey might change the texture and will make them very sweet.
You can use Rice Crispies instead of Corn Flakes:
I make these almost as often with rice crispies as I do with corn flakes. I have also used rice Chex cereal before too.
You can use Creamy or Chunky Peanut Butter:
If you like peanuts, go for chunky. If you don’t keep it creamy. Either peanut butter isn’t going to affect the taste of effectiveness of the recipe. It is just a personal preference on whether you want little chunks of peanuts in your treats.
How to store them:
Once the little clusters of addictive deliciousness have cooled, put them in an airtight container or sealed Ziploc bag. Stored this way the treats will stay fresh for 3-4 days. Store them at room temperature.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup light Karo Syrup
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 6 cups corn flake cereal
- Measure cornflakes into a 3 quart or larger bowl and set aside.
- Pre-measure the peanut butter also and have it sitting near the oven.
- In a sauce pan, combine granulated sugar and Karo syrup.
- Bring to a full boil over medium heat stirring constantly.
- Once it reaches full boil, remove from heat and quickly stir in peanut butter.
- Pour peanut butter mixture immediately over cornflakes and stir until evenly coated.
- Using a large spoon or cookie scoop, scoop out 2 tbsp size scoops and place them evenly spaced on a sheet of wax paper.
- Allow to cool before eating.
- When completely cooled you can store them in a air tight container or sealed Ziploc bag. Leave them at room temperature.
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