Christmas time is coming soon! Cue the anxiety that comes from the undeniable NEED to make Christmas magical for our family and friends. Now, I’m all about magical but I’m not sure how it became tied with making treats that have 10,000 steps and look like they should be photographed for a national magazine (complete with cute little marzipan Santas no less).
If you have a whole host of elves to churn out marzipan Santas…great….could you send them to my house please? Otherwise, make these deliciously sweet and peanut buttery treats. As the name Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies tells you… you likely have all the ingredients in your cupboard and they will take you about 10 minutes start to finish. Now, they are not quite as pretty as some of the things I’ve seen on Pinterest but kids love them (mostly because they are loaded with sugar). They are also dairy free, vegan and gluten free depending on the brand of corn flakes you use.
Plus, with all that extra time you can pour yourself a glass of wine, sit down and look at the Christmas tree. Now THAT is magical.
Delicious, no bake peanut butter cornflake cookies are an easy and delicious treat perfect for Christmas.
- Combine corn syrup and sugar in a large saucepan over medium high heat until the sugar dissolves (but don't bring it to a boil).
- Remove from heat and add peanut butter.
- Stir until smooth.
- Add corn flakes. More cornflakes gives you a crispier treat while less gives you a chewier treat. (I make mine chewier.)
- Drop using two spoons onto wax paper and let cool.
- Makes approximately 2 dozen.
When storing these, make sure to layer wax paper between the layers or they will meld together in one big lump.
My mom has been making these since I was a child so I’m not really sure where the recipe came from. I love getting reminded of those childhood treats that are easy and delicious! Need more ideas of easy treats to make for the Holiday season?
Love Christmas cookies? You’ll definitely want to check out these holiday recipes (though you can make them any time of year)!