This is dubbed a "southern treat' just about everywhere you look. I think anything involving peanut butter is a treat period. Southern, northern, eastern......yes, even western! HA! My recipe research turned up many variations. In fact, I found some of the variations downright odd. I did a test batch, and then altered it to what I thought it should be. I wanted a little crunch, a LOT of chew, and that sweet peanut butter taste. I got it. I am glad I did, and to be honest, it wasn't really difficult.
These are so good and so EASY. I mean seriously, so few ingredients, and likely all things you already have on hand! I did them individually, but you are more than welcome to butter up a pan and make them bar style as well. It just seemed more traditional to me to do them as individually and spoon them out. These are perfect for holidays, or just if you need a quick treat!
Now in case anywhere in the last 3 paragraphs you got the impression these were healthy, I will correct you now. BEFORE you read the ingredients, just sit down and find your center........it will be OK.
Here is what you will need:
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1 heaping cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
5-6 cups Cornflakes
In a large saucepan combine corn syrup and sugar. Heat on low until sugar has dissolved and mixture begins to boil. Stir constantly for 1-2 minutes while boiling. Remove from heat and add in peanut butter and vanilla. Stir until completely combined. Add in cornflakes, one cup at a time. You can decide what consistency you like, or when you have enough. Make sure to measure them out in advance as the mixture cools quickly!!
Drop by spoon full. on a parchment lined baking sheet or butter a 9x13 pan and spread them out. Let cool in the fridge for at least 1 hour before cutting or serving!
See how easy they are?! They will be a hit!
Your "peanut butter addict" chefwannabe