We grew up munching on this cornflake chewy snack. Of all snacks, this has to be my favorite. After all these years I don't know where this recipe derived from. Didn't have one to follow. Always prepared from memory after being taught by my mom.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Grease one 9x13 inch baking pan.

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  • Combine the corn syrup with the sugar and cook, stirring constantly over medium high heat. Once sugar has dissolved stir in the peanut butter. Pour mixture over cornflakes and stir to coat. Spread mixture into the prepared pan and let cool.

Nutrition Facts

167.8 calories; 3.3 g protein; 29.1 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 125.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2002
I grew up on this too and was so happy to find the recipe again. Put waxed paper in the pan before spreading out the cookies and there is almost ZERO cleanup (only have to wash the saucepan where you cooked and mixed the ingredients). AWESOME! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/23/2008
Not bad but I probably won't make this again. I'm not sure where this title came from but this is nothing like peanut brittle. Read More
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50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
I grew up on this too and was so happy to find the recipe again. Put waxed paper in the pan before spreading out the cookies and there is almost ZERO cleanup (only have to wash the saucepan where you cooked and mixed the ingredients). AWESOME! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2003
We are unable to eat peanuts so this snack is a sure winner. It takes care of our craving for peanut brittle. The only change I made was to use Frosted Flakes and decrease the sugar to a half cup. It is absolutely delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2003
This is a fabulous recipe. I used some other flake cereal that I had and don't like eating plain--now it tastes great. I also added a few handfuls of chocolate chips just before the peanut butter. My husband thinks it is great too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2011
I made this as part of my recent Christmas gift to co-workers it got rave reviews. They are great easy to make very tasty. Will definitely be part of my "candy" making every Christmas. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2003
Very easy and very nummy! Was going to take just a wee taste while waiting for it to cool and now a whole 'row' is gone from the pan! I really like rice krispie cereal so used 6 cups of corn flakes and 2 1/2 c Rice Krispies....VERY tasty! I did find that it cools and therefore hardens very quickly in the bowl before getting it into the pan....so I just microwaved it for a minute and it softened enough to get into the pan easily. I also found that it is easiest to pat down with clean fingers. Amazingly this is not sticky to your hands thp' ot does act like glue on a spoon. Try it you'll love it! Thanks for a new taste treat! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2004
This is GREAT!!!!!!!! My husband (while cheating on his Atkin's diet)tried it and he LOVES it. It is easy and yummie. My 3 yr. old can't get enough. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2004
This was very good and easy! Tastes just like the real stuff except no messing around with that dran candy thremometer. Two suggestions: 1. Next time I will use a much lareger pan so I can press it thin this time it was thinker and you almost cracked a tooth eating it right out of the fridge. 2. It would be great if you could add just a touch of salt so you could have the sweetness off the peanut butter and corn syrup and saltiness of the peanut butter also. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2010
These were so chewy it made my jaw hurt eating them. The flavor was OK and they're easy enough to make but I recommend making them in a larger pan so they're not so thick and will be easier to eat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2010
My mom used this same type of recipe when I was growing up however she made it in drop style clusters. My kids have never had them before and was glad that some one recommended me this recipe. It's just what I remembered but however next time I will make them drop style they were very hard to cut through. But oh so good to eat. My kide enjoyed. I heated up a square of white chocolate almond bark and drizzled over the top to give it a pretty look. Thanks Tammee. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/23/2008
Not bad but I probably won't make this again. I'm not sure where this title came from but this is nothing like peanut brittle. Read More
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