A very simple to make bar cookie that kids love. Sort of like a peanut butter rice krispie treat, except made with cornflakes.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook syrup and sugar until mixture comes to a boil. Stir constantly; do not overcook.

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  • Remove from heat, add peanut butter, and stir until smooth. Pour mixture over cornflakes in a large bowl. Mix until cereal is thoroughly coated.

  • Spread in a buttered 9 x 13 inch pan and press down lightly with buttered hands. When cool, cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts

353 calories; 11 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 284 mg sodium. 62.2 g carbohydrates; 6.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2005
This recipe will teach me once and for all to make sure I read everyone's reviews before starting to cook!! I made these into drop cookies and followed the recipe exactly. They were quite good but as other reveiwers suggested the amount of corn flakes does need to be reduced significantly. So this time around my cookies are a bit dry but next time I will reduce the corn flakes to 8 cups. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/31/2007
This recipe reaches perfection with a package of chocolate chips poured over the warm bars and then spread with a knife after they soften. Also for gooier bars I recommend increasing the corn syrup and peanut butter by 1/4 cup. Read More
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122 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 72
  • 4 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2005
This recipe will teach me once and for all to make sure I read everyone's reviews before starting to cook!! I made these into drop cookies and followed the recipe exactly. They were quite good but as other reveiwers suggested the amount of corn flakes does need to be reduced significantly. So this time around my cookies are a bit dry but next time I will reduce the corn flakes to 8 cups. Read More
(174)
Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2005
This recipe will teach me once and for all to make sure I read everyone's reviews before starting to cook!! I made these into drop cookies and followed the recipe exactly. They were quite good but as other reveiwers suggested the amount of corn flakes does need to be reduced significantly. So this time around my cookies are a bit dry but next time I will reduce the corn flakes to 8 cups. Read More
(174)
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2002
I grew up on this recipe! They used to serve this to me at my public elementary school cafeteria. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
I have made this recipe for a long time by dropping it from a spoon in clusters! In order to add more crunch to it, I use Frosted Flakes instead of plain ole' cornflakes. Yummy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2005
Wow! Other people actually have heard of this!;) I have been making this since I was a kid but we call it "Cornflake Stuff". I had a 'retro' moment this week and have made it 4 times. It's so easy and so good. Your recipe is like mine only I use the microwave 3 minutes or until bubbling is perfect. I just spread it out on wax paper so it's big and gooey. Crunchy peanut butter works great if you're a peanut lover. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2006
This recipe is exactly like the ones I used to eat in our middle school cafeteria (bought for a dime apiece). Based on other reviews I doubled all ingredients except the cornflakes and they turned out perfectly. I used a large plastic bowl for mixing and just tossed the flakes with the syrup using 2 wooden spoons. Easy breezy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2011
If your kids are anything like mine they eat cereal until there's 1/4 a bag left then on to a new flavor. What I do is throw all these 1/4 bags into the bowl add some oatmeal and fruit & nut trailmix enough to equal about 10 cups. After everything is set I cut these up into bars and wrap them individually in plastic wrap. I store them in the fridge & have home made "granola/cereal" bars for snacks. My teens & husband LOVE them! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2004
Great! I use 8 cups instead of 10 less dry! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2007
This recipe was awesome! My kids love them. I have made these several times now and my kids always want more. I must say however that 10 cups of the corn flakes is too much. I only use about 7 cups. I also melt milk chocolate chips and spread it on the top it is much more tasty. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2011
This candy was served as a dessert when I was in elementary school. The one I have is a little different. It's 1 cup of light corn syrup 1/2 cup of granulated sugar 5 cups of finely crushed cornflakes and 3/4 cup of peanut butter. You bring the syrup and sugar to a boil for exactly 1 minute remove from heat stir in the peanut butter then the cereal. Spread into a greased 8X8 inch pan. Candy should be chewy slightly firmer than caramel and not hard. It's delicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/31/2007
This recipe reaches perfection with a package of chocolate chips poured over the warm bars and then spread with a knife after they soften. Also for gooier bars I recommend increasing the corn syrup and peanut butter by 1/4 cup. Read More
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