I like to call these peanut butter cornflake cookies “lunch lady cookies.” All through elementary school (before peanut banning) we would find these on our tray as dessert. I’m pretty sure I didn’t appreciate them then, but they really hit the spot when you’re hungry for nostalgia. They aren’t the sexiest things ever, but your mouth will make happy noises when you eat them.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup*
- 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 6 cups cornflakes
- Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Bring the sugar, corn syrup and vanilla to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat; stir in peanut butter until thoroughly mixed, and remove from heat.
- Place the corn flakes into a large bowl, and pour the peanut butter mixture over the cereal. Mix until the corn flakes are coated with the mixture. Drop by tablespoon onto the waxed paper. Allow to cool before serving.
- *Not a fan of corn syrup? Here's a lady who makes un-corn syrup: http://www.adventuresofaglutenfreemom.com/2010/01/corn-free-light-corn-syrup/