Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Peanut Butter Cornflake Clusters

It is easy treats like these PB cornflake clusters that will make one blow their good eating habits out the door. I made a batch of these for Thanksgiving and whatever was left would be treats for work. Well, it didn't work out that way. My kids and grandkids inhaled them and I opted for PB cornflake squares for work. (January 2012 post)

These came to mind one evening when Andy and I were discussing the ones the junior high school cafeteria served back in the 70s. They were a huge block---guessing 3" x 3" if not more---and you'd give away just about anything on your tray to garner one of your friends'.

After a quick grocery run, I picked up the ingredients and decided to fix them at the cabin so I would have one less thing to fix for Thanksgiving. I believe we sampled one that afternoon and then had one for dessert that night. Andy confessed he ate one additional one when he got  up to turn on the coffee pot or some other midnight kitchen run. Oh yea. They are that addictive!

6 cups cornflake cereal 
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter

Measure out six cups of cornflakes in a large bowl.
In a medium saucepan, heat one cup each of sugar and corn syrup.
Stir constantly until the sugar dissolves.
Remove from the heat and stir in the peanut butter.
Mix until well blended.
Pour sugar/syrup/peanut butter mixture over the cornflakes. Carefully, but quickly blend well until flakes are coated. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture on waxed paper. Let the clusters set-up. Store in an airtight container.

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