Peanut butter cornflake cookies just like grandma used to make! These Peanut Butter Chews are a simple, crunchy treat filled with cornflakes, chex, and peanut butter, topped with hints of chocolate and butterscotch! Best of all, they require NO baking!
We LOVE treats!! And we especially love finding new treats that become family favorites. Today’s recipe was found by one of my sisters. You might know them as “Grandma’s Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies”. We found this specific recipe on AllRecipes, but we changed it up a little bit by using fewer Corn Flakes and adding some Chex into the mix. We also melted some milk chocolate and butterscotch chips and drizzled it over the top! The result is a bit like a crunchy scotcharoo cookie loaded with peanut butter and hints of milk chocolate and butterscotch. YUM, right?!
The best part of all is that these Peanut Butter Chews require NO baking. This is really nice if you’re busy doing lots of baking (holidays, anyone??) because it frees up oven space. Also, these only take 15 minutes tops from start to finish, so you can have fresh cookies in a jiffy! They really are so simple, and the kids love to help make them. Give these sweet, salty, gooey, chewy treats a try – you won’t be disappointed!!
How to make Peanut Butter Chews:
These Peanut Butter Corn Flake Cookies are ready in 15 minutes, and they only take FIVE ingredients!!
- Corn syrup
- White sugar
- Peanut butter
- Corn flakes
All you have to do is combine the corn syrup and white sugar in a large saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for one minute, and then remove from heat. Stir in the peanut butter until evenly blended then add both cereals and mix well. Using a cookie scoop or a spoon, drop the cereal mixture onto waxed paper. If you want to add the drizzle on top, melt chocolate chips and butterscotch chips in a small pot over low heat, stirring frequently until smooth. Drizzle over the top and let set for about 20-30 minutes.
I’m not going to lie, we always have Chex, Rice Krispies and Corn Flakes on hand just so we can make these kinds of yummy treats whenever we want. 😀 I’m a huge fan of cereal treats, and think this one will be a new favorite!
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Peanut Butter Chews Recipe
- 1 cup corn syrup
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 1/2 cups rice chex cereal
- 2 cups corn flakes cereal
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup butterscotch chips
Combine corn syrup and white sugar in a large saucepan. Bring to boil, over medium heat. Boil for one minute, and then remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter until evenly blended then add both cereals and mix well. Using a cookie scoop or a spoon, drop onto waxed paper.
In a small pot, over low heat, melt chocolate chips and butterscotch chips, stirring frequently until smooth. Drizzle over the top and let set for about 20-30 minutes. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from AllRecipes.