No Bake Peanut Butter Corn Flake Cookies


I was at my mom’s house this weekend when she was searching through her recipe card drawer in search of a specific recipe. She looked through the dessert section (where it was supposed to be but had zero luck finding it) reading off all sorts of yummy sounding titles as she went. After hearing two or three of the recipe names I started taking notes on a few I had to try and share.

My childhood memories alarm went off when she read the name of this cookie. This was like the golden version of a no bake cookie. It was one of those desserts that wasn’t seen often, and when Mom made them it was a big deal. The sweetness of the corn syrup combined with the creamy peanut butter and crunchy Corn Flakes makes for a pretty sensational and heavenly little treat. It was like nothing I’d ever had as a kid. And even now just thinking about these babies makes my heart do a little dance.

It would be wrong to not share this recipe with you! So here it is in all its glory. Enjoy!

No Bake Peanut Butter Corn Flake Cookies

No Bake Peanut Butter Corn Flake Cookies


  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 c. light corn syrup
  • 1 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 6 c. Corn Flakes cereal


  1. In a small saucepan, heat sugar and syrup till the sugar dissolves. Be careful not to boil it. Remove from the heat and stir in the peanut butter.
  2. Put the Corn Flakes in a large bowl and pour the sugary syrupy mixture over them. Gently mix everything together until coated, being careful not to smash up the Corn Flakes.
  3. Drop by the spoonful onto wax paper. Or make them whatever size your heart desires. Let them cool and set up for a few minutes.
  4. To store, cover in an air tight container and leave at room temperature or the refrigerator so they don’t melt. That would be tragic.

 And here is another no bake favorite!

Classic No Bake Cookies



  1. says

    We’ve been making these as long as I can remember! Note: you CANNOT substitute generic brands (we use Kellogg’s, Peter Pan, and Karo only!) Or you’ll sacrifice taste. We also gently ball them up so they have a little shape to them. These are my favorite holiday tradition 🙂

  2. Glenda Johnson says

    I’ve been making this for 30 years. My grandmother made these for us when I was a little girl. My recipe is slightly different, but I am sure, just as good as yours.
    1 stick butter
    1 cup sugar
    1 cup Karo
    1 cup Peanut Butter
    Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute and 30 seconds.
    Remove from heat, and stir in 8 cups Corn flakes.
    Drop by spoonful onto waxed paper. Enjoy while still warm, is my favorite way to eat them.

  3. Cynthia Mueller says

    I have been making this cookie for years! Like you my kids (now 31 & 38) considered it a great treat when I made them. They still call me & ask me to make em! Lol
    The difference in mine is I do bring the sugar & syrup to a boil & then I add 1 & 1/2 C Chunky Peanut Butter. Yum yum.
    It makes the texture a little harder.

    • Alli says

      I love it! Thanks so much for the comment! I’ll have to try these with crunchy peanut butter sometime. Sounds great!

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