This has been a longtime family favorite. Very easy to make and a great choice for peanut butter lovers. The lighter you press the mixture into the pan, the more tender the candy will be.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
54
Yield:
54 bars
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Ingredients

54
Original recipe yields 54 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine white sugar, brown sugar, and corn syrup in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl and heat until sugars have dissolved, about 1 minute. Stir in peanut butter. Place the cornflakes and peanuts into a large bowl and stir in syrup mixture, mixing well.

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  • Spray a 9x13 inch pan with cooking spray. Lightly press the corn flake mixture into the pan. Melt the butterscotch chips in the same microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl in 30 second intervals, stirring after each melting, for 1 to 3 minutes (depending on your microwave). Do not overheat or butterscotch will scorch. Spread over the cornflake mixture. Allow candy to cool, then cut into 1x2 inch bars.

Nutrition Facts

119 calories; protein 2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 16.4g 5% DV; fat 5.4g 8% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 76.8mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2011
I do Cheerio's instead of cornflakes. and Call them survivor bars. They last forever and are super sweet! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/15/2009
This recipe is really chewy and delicious...without the butterscotch...I think the butterscotch makes it tooo rich. Some peeps may like it..I made it with the butterscotch and one batch without....the butterscotch does not melt very easy..and is not that easy to spread on top of the cornflake mixture..unless I did something wrong. Good recipe when omitting butterscotch! Read More
(11)
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
05/15/2009
This recipe is really chewy and delicious...without the butterscotch...I think the butterscotch makes it tooo rich. Some peeps may like it..I made it with the butterscotch and one batch without....the butterscotch does not melt very easy..and is not that easy to spread on top of the cornflake mixture..unless I did something wrong. Good recipe when omitting butterscotch! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2011
I do Cheerio's instead of cornflakes. and Call them survivor bars. They last forever and are super sweet! Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2010
My family liked this but instead of butterscotch we drizzled chocolate- it was DELISH! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2009
Everyone loved this recipe. Even my in laws! This was very yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2014
The way I make these they are gluten free. I use Organic non-gmo Cornflakes and instead of brown sugar I use organic coconut sugar I just like that taste better. I use organic cane sugar and instead of corn syrup I use Organic gluten free Brown Rice Syrup which has a bit of a caramel flavor to it. I use organic peanut butter and dry roasted gluten free peanuts from Costco. I do add a few TBS of butter to the coating because I think it gives it a better texture. And I omit the butterscotch chips...it would be too sweet that way. This way it's a great combination of salty and sweet crunchy and chewy. Using the organic/non gmo ingredients does make it pricer but I just don't go for gmo. I've made this a couple of times and it was a hit! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2017
10.29.17 I liked the crunch of this cornflake candy and the flavor that is the most prominent is the peanut butter (nothing wrong with that!!). The butterscotch chips almost seized up on me in the microwave so I stirred in a bit of cream to add some moisture and it still did not spread very easily. I m not convinced the butterscotch chip topping was an asset to this candy and thought it took the sweetness level over the top But in all fairness to the recipe I used honey nut corn flakes which on their own added some sweetness. if I used it again I d go ahead and melt the chips in a double boiler. Maybe just a drizzle of a small amount of melted chocolate or butterscotch chips might work a little better?? This didn t quite measure up to my expectations but it still was OK Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2019
These turned out perfectly. I left out the dry roasted peanuts and butterscotch chips because I wanted it to be like the cornflake candy we used to have in the lunchroom when I was a kid. Delicious and easy! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
12/24/2012
This recipe was oddly sticky and I think the butterscotch makes it taste stale. The taste is okay I guess but kind of unpleasant overall. Read More