Chewy and delicious Cornflake Cookies are always a favorite cookie treat and it's a No Bake recipe too. Made with Peanut Butter, Cornflakes, and a few more ingredients these cookies set up as they cool.
No Bake Cookies are a type of cookie that doesn't require cooking or baking of any kind. This recipe will require heating up the ingredients in a pan on the stove and stirring it all together.
The end result is a chewy and delicious No Bake Cookie Recipe that everyone loves. Often called Peanut Butter Chews or Peanut Butter Cornflake Bars the name makes little difference. It's all good to me!
Many of these items will be found right in your pantry. Which means you can curb your appetite almost at anytime!
Peanut Butter: I prefer smooth peanut butter in this recipe but chunky will also work and add great texture too
Sugar: Both granulated sugar along with corn syrup is used.
Flavoring: Vanilla Extra is what I've used but also try an Almond Extract. YUMMY
Cereal: Corn Flakes give great texture, you can also substitute rice cereal / rice krispies if you wish.
How to make Corn Flake Cookies
This recipe is mean to be simple so let's keep it that way, shall we? Gather all the ingredients you need and measure them using measuring cups or a kitchen scale.
And do yourself a favor. Do not. I repeat, Do NOT add extra cereal thinking it will help. It will only make the cookies turn hard.
In a sauce pan on the stove over medium high heat melt granulated sugar, corn syrup, and peanut butter. Heat until sugars dissolve, gently bringing this mixture to a full boil.
Stir and scrape bottom of pan with a flat wooden spoon to scrape the bottom of the pan.
When mixture reaches a full boil remove from heat and add vanilla extra and stir together. The Vanilla Extract will cause the mixture to bubble. Give it a stir.
Pour mixture over large bowl of Cornflake Cereal and stir to coat and combine together. Cookie mixture might appear a little sloppy but don't worry. As the mixture cools it will form lovely cookies.
Using a medium to large cookie scoop or just using spoons place dollops of cookie mixture onto a lined baking sheet. I prefer to use a Silicone liner with no bake cookies. It's easy to peel off when cookies have cooled.
Place cookies about 1-2 inches apart making sure to leave room between so they don't mesh together.
After about 20-30 minutes cookies have cooled and you can safely remove from silicone baking liner or sheet.
How to Store No Bake Cookies
Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies should be stored in an airtight container or Ziploc bag for best results to keep them fresh and chewy. I do not recommend freezing this recipe.
- Cookie Sheet
- Large mixing bowl
- Sauce Pan
- Flat Edge Wooden Spoon
- Measuring cups and Spoons
- Cookie Scoop
I prefer the size of cornflakes used in this recipe over rice krispies cereal. Do not crush cornflakes but leave whole for a great texture.
Light Corn Syrup can easily be used in this recipe. Trust me, there is plenty of sugar to go around as it is.
Wax Paper vs Silicone liner? For no bake cookies I prefer to use a silicone liner. I find it's easier to peel the cookies off a liner when cooled. But either works fine.
There is no reason to chill or freeze these cookies. They can be stored at room temperature.
Often times these cor flake cookies can be called cornflake candy too because they are so sweet it's like enjoying a piece of chewy candy.
More great Cookie Recipes
You might also like other No Bake Cookie Recipes like my Avalanche Cookies a combination of peanut butter and white chocolate over a cereal base. It's fantastic. And you can't go wrong with a traditional No Bake Cookie made with Oats, Chocolate, and Peanut Butter.
Cornflake Cookies - No Bake
- 1 Cup Granulated Sugar 200 grams
- 1 Cup Corn Syrup
- 1 Cup Peanut Butter
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 6 Cup Cornflake Cereal
- In a large saucepan on medium/high heat stir granulated sugar and corn syrup together until combined.
- Add Peanut Butter and continue to stir mixture scraping from the bottom as needed.
- Bring mixture to a full boil before removing from heat.
- Pour Peanut Butter Mixture over Cornflakes Cereal and stir to coat
- Once cereal is coated, drop spoonfuls on silicone lined baking sheet placing cookies 1-2 inches apart.
- As cookies cool they will form and harden
- Store cookies in a sealed container or Ziploc Bag
Quick TipsI prefer the size of cornflakes used in this recipe over rice krispies cereal. Do not crush cornflakes but leave whole for a great texture. Light Corn Syrup can easily be used in this recipe. Trust me, there is plenty of sugar to go around as it is. Wax Paper vs Silicone liner? For no bake cookies I prefer to use a silicone liner. I find it’s easier to peel the cookies off a liner when cooled. But either works fine. There is no reason to chill or freeze these cookies. They can be stored at room temperature. Often times these cor flake cookies can be called cornflake candy too because they are so sweet it’s like enjoying a piece of chewy candy.
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Is there a substitute for peanut butter?
You can always substitute Cookie Butter, Almond Butter, Cashew Butter are great substitutions
I tried the recipe, it's really good.
Thanks Arel, these are a fun and easy No Bake Cookie. So glad you enjoyed them