Made with cornflake cereal, peanut butter and a couple of other ingredients, these Cornflake Cookies are no bake, tasty and super easy to make!
A CLASSIC NO BAKE COOKIE RECIPE
I can't remember when I first started making Cornflake Cookies, it has been so long ago. It was one of those recipes that was passed down to me and one that everyone looks forward to during the holidays. With the extra chocolate drizzle over the top, it gives it a nice contrast in flavor that we absolutely adore. This recipe makes a large batch of cookies so it's perfect for cookie exchanges! Trust me, they do not last long! If you are looking to add to your classic cookie collection then you need to make this Cornflake Cookie recipe!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
As long as you'd think that the flavor of the cereal would go well with this mixture, then you can do it. It can be done with Rice Krispies or even Crispix cereal.
I think semi-sweet chocolate is the way to go for the drizzle. It gives it a nice contrast of flavor without being too sweet.
No, this is not a necessary step and you can leave it off. You could maybe even add some sprinkles on top before the cookies set up.
If you want some added texture you can use crunchy peanut butter for this recipe. I would stay away from natural peanut butter as it is too runny and won't hold these together that well. I have not tested this with other nut butters so I can't say how well they would hold up.
The cookies themselves will set up in about 30 minutes. The chocolate added takes about another 15 minutes.
Yes, cornflake cookies can be frozen. To do that, place cookies in a freezer-safe container separated by parchment paper and they will keep for up to 1-2 months. Let defrost on the countertop. Also, these can be stored in an airtight container where they will keep at room temperature or up to 3 days and up to 10 days in the refrigerator.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- plain cornflakes (unsweetened)
- light corn syrup
- granulated sugar
- creamy peanut butter
- vanilla extract (optional)
- semi-sweet chocolate chips
- vegetable oil or coconut oil
HOW TO MAKE CORNFLAKE COOKIES:
Line your countertop with parchment paper. Add cornflakes to a large bowl
In a medium pan add the corn syrup and sugar and heat over medium heat until sugar dissolves.
Once dissolved, remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter and vanilla (if using) until combined and smooth.
Pour mixture over the cornflakes and gently stir until all the cornflakes are coated.
Using a medium size cookie scoop, drop heaping scoops onto parchment paper. Let cookies cool for about 30 minutes to set up.
Once they are set, mix together the vegetable or coconut oil with the chocolate chips in a small bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in-between until chocolate is melted.
Place chocolate in a small piping bag and cut the tip off and drizzle over cookies. Let the chocolate sit for about 15 minutes to set up. Serve and enjoy!
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Grandma's Cornflake Cookies
- 5 ½ cups plain corn flakes (unsweetened)
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
- ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ½ teaspoon vegetable oil or coconut oil
- Line your countertop or several baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Add cornflakes to a large bowl.
- In a medium pan add the corn syrup and sugar and heat over medium heat until sugar dissolves.
- Once dissolved, remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter and vanilla until combined and smooth.
- Pour mixture over the cornflakes and stir gently until all the corn flakes are coated.
- Using a medium size cookie scoop, drop heaping scoops onto the parchment paper. Let cookies cool for about 30 minutes to set up.
- Once they are set, mix together the vegetable or coconut oil with the chocolate chips in a small bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in-between, until chocolate is melted.
- Place chocolate in a small piping bag and cut the tip off and drizzle over cookies (or use a ziploc bag and cut the tip off). Let chocolate sit for about 15 minutes to set up.
- These can be frozen, see how to do that above.
- Other cereals can be used like Rice Krispies, Chex or Crispix cereal.
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