Peanut Butter Corn Flake Candy is a classic confection that’s perfect for holiday parties or as a special treat year round!
I love old school Christmas confections. You know, those yummy little treats that you know you’ll see someone bring to a Christmas party at least once or twice during the season. The good ol’ classics that you can never go wrong with. They’re my very favorites. And while this recipe for Peanut Butter Corn Flake Candy may not look colorful and festive like the Christmas season, I can’t hold a piece in my hand without singing the chorus to “Jingle Bell Rock” in my head. I turn into a right jolly ol’ elf every time I take a bite!
I don’t believe I own a single hand-me-down church cookbook that doesn’t have a recipe for corn flake candy in it somewhere. All the ladies that have come before me that used to make this treat knew what was good. They’re perfectly chewy with a little crunch in every bite, and just when I thought these candies couldn’t get any better, someone went and added a big ol’ scoop of peanut butter to make me love them even more.
Adding peanut butter to a dessert is a sure-fire way to get me on your good side. Growing up near the peanut capital of the world, I’m pretty partial to my beloved peanuts. The added peanut butter gives these candies a bit of a creamier taste that is irresistible, and it’s a perfect candy to package up and share with friends and family!
Here’s a free printable copy of the recipe if you’d like to give it a try:
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 cup peanut butter (I prefer creamy, but crunchy is great, too!)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 6 cups corn flake cereal
- Wax paper
- Line counter with large section of wax paper
- In a large and deep pot, combine corn syrup, sugar and peanut butter and cook over medium heat until the center begins to boil, stirring constantly so sugar doesn't scorch.
- As soon as mixture begins to boil, remove from heat and add in vanilla and corn clakes
- Stir until cereal is thoroughly coated
- Spoon corn flake mixture into dollops onto wax paper immediately, as mixture will quickly harden as it cools
- Allow candies to cool down on wax paper for about 30 minutes before consuming
Have leftover corn flakes you want to use up? Make these Corn Flake Christmas Wreaths!
If you like this recipe, be sure to check out these other great recipes found right here at Southern Made Simple!
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