HolyCrapTheseAreAmazing Cookies

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Let me start right off by saying that no, that is not the official name of these cookies – but it should be. Their official name is Peanut Butter Corn Flake Balls. That’s a decent enough name. It is accurately descriptive. However, it comes nowhere close to describing the flat out, mind-blowing awesomeness of these sticky, gooey, creamy, chewy little blobs of edible bliss! How did they end up being called HolyCrapTheseAreAmazing Cookies, you ask? Well, I’ll tell you. It’s because that is pretty much what everyone says the first time they bite into one of these decadent little guys.

The first time I ever ate one was when my daughter was in the second grade. Each year, from the time she was in kindergarten through the fifth grade, I had the dubious distinction of being the Room Mother for her class. A Room Mother is a mom who is in charge of taking care of all of the “extras” for the class that the teacher doesn’t have the time or inclination to do, like collecting for the teacher’s gifts, lining up chaperones for field trips and of course, organizing class parties.

Anyway, that particular year, her class had a Halloween party, and one of the moms brought these cookies. Now, being a Room Mother often requires you to make certain sacrifices, one of which is taste-testing all of the snacks, just to make sure that they are okay for the kids to eat. Really! It says so in the Official Room Mothers’ Code of Conduct. Okay, I made that up, but if there was an Official Room Mothers’ Code of Conduct, I’ll bet the whole “taste-testing” thing would be in there.

So, I ate a cookie. As my eyes were rolling back into my head, I groaned out loud and spontaneously exclaimed, “Holy Crap! These are amazing cookies!” From then on, they have elicited the same response from everyone I’ve served them to.
The recipe for these cookies so simple that a 4 year-old could make them. Since I don’t happen to have a 4 year-old at my house, I made them myself. (Although, I have been told that I act like a 4 year-old sometimes. I wonder if that counts?) There are only four ingredients – five, if you decorate them with chocolate drizzles, like I did. From start to finish, they take about fifteen minutes to make.
Make these cookies. If you do, your family and friends will be worshipping at your feet. Trust me!

151 responses to HolyCrapTheseAreAmazing Cookies

  1. On January 06, 2008 at 6:08pm, JEP said...

    I’m convinced—I NEED to make these ASAP! Delightful post, too:)

    • On December 09, 2012 at 3:25pm, Dixie said...

      I am 63 and my mother was a volenteer cook at my grade school in Mason WV and this was one of the deserts that she made but it was called “corn flake candy” the recipe was the same except it only called for one cup of peanut butter and they were dropped from a table spoon onto waxed paper. I made these for my children and now they make them for theirs. Everyone that tries them loves them and always wants the recipe.

      • On December 18, 2012 at 10:00am, Karen said...

        Dixie, I also make these using 1 cup of peanut butter + 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla & drop on paper as you do. I take these to a lot of our church get-togethers & they are gone in a flash. Grandchildren love them too.

    • On December 22, 2012 at 2:40am, debby said...

      i have made these for years , its a good , cheap treat . it makes a lot . i never have any left !

  2. On January 06, 2008 at 7:50pm, Kevin said...

    Those look really good! Bookmarked!

  3. On January 06, 2008 at 8:48pm, StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

    Jep & Kevin- Thank you both. I’m glad you like the cookies. They really are THAT good! ;)

  4. On January 06, 2008 at 10:40pm, Cedar said...

    Holycrapthoselookamazing! And easy too…I’m adding your site to my reader, so I can save the recipe!

  5. On January 07, 2008 at 12:54pm, Hillary said...

    Did you really shout out “Holy crap!” in front of the kids? Haha I probably would have done the same thing – these look TOO good.

  6. On January 07, 2008 at 2:09pm, Susan from Food Blogga said...

    You would think I’d be cookied-out by now. But holy crap! Just when I thought I was out these pulled me back in. ;)

  7. On January 07, 2008 at 5:06pm, StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

    Hillary- Unfortunately, I did. My daughter attended a Catholic school at the time. She doesn’t go there anymore! ;)

    Susan- You crack me up! There’s always room for more cookies!

  8. On January 07, 2008 at 5:20pm, Make and Takes said...

    Ooooooo. I have made these cornflake cookies before, but I love the addition of the drizzled chocolate. I think everything looks and tastes better with some drizzled chocolate!

  9. On January 07, 2008 at 11:49pm, Tartelette said...

    HolyCrapWhyAmIReadingThisPastMidnight?
    They remind me of a cookie my mom taught me when I was a kid,minus the peanut butter…and I would gobble up a truck load by the minute! Love this version,great job!

  10. On January 08, 2008 at 9:11am, Cookie baker Lynn said...

    Those do sound amazing! Anything with peanut butter in it and i”m there. I’m writing this recipe down. Thanks for sharing it.

  11. On January 08, 2008 at 11:57am, Teak said...

    Ooh, I bet you could add chocolate chips to these when stirring into the corn flakes–the mini ones would be perfect! I’m making these for my kids for sure.

    • On August 31, 2012 at 1:53am, Jacii said...

      I haven’t read through the rest of the replies but I have attempted to make these with chocolate IN it and it messes with the chemistry of the dish so much that it won’t hold it’s shape. i’ve also tried cocoa powder. : [

  12. On January 09, 2008 at 12:10am, Kavi said...

    These look really awesome. I’d like to try them but is there a peanut free version. What would be a good replacement?
    Great post!

    • On May 02, 2012 at 5:45pm, Laurie said...

      sunbutter!

    • On May 12, 2012 at 12:22am, wendy hampton said...

      What about trying these with almond butter instead of peanut butter. Hmmmm will have to try that.

    • On June 17, 2012 at 9:03am, Lori said...

      Nutella?

  13. On January 09, 2008 at 8:15am, StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

    make and takes- Thanks! I think everything tastes better with chocolate too. Well…maybe not Brussels sprouts. ;)

    Tartelette- Thank you. I’m glad you like the cookies. They’re certainly not as pretty as your eclairs, but they taste great.

    Lynn- You’re welcome. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

    Teak- Chocolate chips would be great. Go for it!

    Kavi- Can you use other nut butters? If so, I think that almond or cashew butter would be work just as well. If not, go for broke and use melted chocolate (dark or white)instead.

    There are also some PB substitutes you could try, like SunButter from SunGold Foods or Soy NutButter from I.M. Healthy foods. I’ll bet you can find others at a health food store. Let me know if you find something.

  14. On January 09, 2008 at 4:04pm, katy said...

    those look incredible. they look like the kind of cookies i would be scared to make because i just might eat the whole batch! :-)

  15. On January 09, 2008 at 5:21pm, Cate said...

    LOL, with a description like that, how can I not print out the recipe and make it?

  16. On January 09, 2008 at 11:35pm, StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

    Katy- Thanks! That is defintely a risk of having these in the house. I ate waaay too many myself!

    Cate- Go for it! But be forewarned. They are addictive!

    • On March 01, 2013 at 12:06pm, Marilyn said...

      Just when I thought I was doing so well on my 90 day Body by Vi challenge, you hit my weak bone with the whole stickygooeycreamychewy thing! And I was being so good! I’m making these for a Silent Auction next Tuesday at my local Newcomers’ Club and the members will be fighting for these I’m sure! Because I’ll put a few of them out for a taste test!

  17. On January 10, 2008 at 2:00am, Mallow said...

    I imagine it would be easy to hurt yourself with those cookies (ie – eat them all without stopping.)

  18. On January 10, 2008 at 1:56pm, Deborah said...

    These look so good!! I even have some cornflakes at home left over from another recipe!

  19. On January 10, 2008 at 5:21pm, StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

    Mallow- lol! I have a hard time walking past them without grabbing one.

    Deborah- You’re halfway there! ;)

  20. On January 10, 2008 at 8:53pm, Carol Kicinski said...

    Holy Crap is right! I’m gluten free so I’m going to have to run out and get some gluten free cornflakes and whip these up. Great post! I’m so glad I stumbled onto you!

  21. On January 12, 2008 at 8:56am, culinography said...

    Holy crap! (I can see why the name had to be changed.)

    These look INCREDIBLE!

  22. On January 12, 2008 at 10:50am, StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

    Carol- I’m so glad you like the cookies. I had no idea that they made gluten-free corn flakes. Where do you get them? My mom is having gluten issues and I’ll bet she would like to know.

    Culinography- Thanks! I’m glad you like them. By the way, I love your name! ;)

  23. On January 14, 2008 at 9:13am, Megan said...

    I made them and gave them away for birthday presents. But not before my husband gobbled up 4 of them. Both recipents said they were soo addictive. There a winner here!

  24. On January 14, 2008 at 10:58pm, StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

    Megan- I’m glad you liked them. You have a lot more willpower than I do. I didn’t give any away! :(

  25. On February 11, 2008 at 10:09am, ooooner said...

    wow these look amazing! quick question though… is there a more healthy alternative to corn syrup that would work? i don’t mean artificial sweeteners… i was thinking along the lines of natural/organic, like agave nectar/syrup perhaps? thanks!

    • On January 11, 2013 at 2:42pm, Anne said...

      I just bought organic brown rice syrup to use in these. I haven’t tried it out yet so I can’t say definitively that it will work, but the jar says that it is a substitute for corn syrup. I was at Whole Foods, and apparently they don’t carry corn syrup ;)

  26. On September 03, 2008 at 4:27pm, Lisa magicsprinkles said...

    Made these, loved these, posted about these on my blog with trackback to you. You totally rock with these. Thanks a big bunch!

  27. On September 10, 2008 at 5:02pm, HSDesigns said...

    HA HA HA HA HA HAAAAA
    I just stumbled across your blog to find this AMAZING recipe and I cannot wait to try it. Thanks for sharing – I am a new fan of your blog!

  28. On April 17, 2009 at 7:17am, Anonymous said...

    I’ve been wanting to try these for a while but I am studying abroad in France and can’t find any corn syrup. Is there a substitute? Honey or regular syrup maybe?

  29. On April 17, 2009 at 7:49am, StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

    Anonymous- I’ve never made these cookies without corn syrup before, but I think that honey would work fine. You would definitely get a different flavor as honey has a distinctive taste. You could also try golden syrup, which might be easier to find where you are. It’s not as strong as most honeys.

    Good luck!

  30. On August 19, 2009 at 9:55am, Carol Cain said...

    I have made these for years (without the Choc but will today) They were called Peanut Butter Chews. (in case you want to stay out of trouble :)
    My son sent me your site to remind me to make them.
    Thanks
    C.J.C.

  31. On September 09, 2009 at 9:39pm, FLV said...

    I’m going to make these for my friend’s birthday tomorrow night and was wondering if you need to cool the peanut butter mixture before adding it to the cornflakes or just dump it in right away? What should the texture of the cookie be….chewy or crunchy? Thanks!

  32. On November 15, 2010 at 4:52pm, A said...

    I made these today and thought they were good.. but I don’t know if I would make them again though.

  33. On October 10, 2011 at 2:05pm, Whitney said...

    I saw the picture of these and thought they’d be Haystacks. Similar, but not the same! My family has been making cookies that *look* like this for years and years. But they’re corn flakes, peanut butter, and butterscotch chips.

  34. On November 23, 2011 at 11:39am, Amanda said...

    Should I use light corn syrup or dark?

  35. On November 23, 2011 at 7:27pm, NICHOLE SIECK said...

    Can I just say without even trying these you are eliciting that response from me (holy crap these are amazing cookies). I’m sure they won’t be nice to my waistline, but some things are just worth it! Thanks for sharing.

  36. On November 23, 2011 at 8:43pm, Carmy Noodle said...

    I’m wondering which type of corn syrup you used? I’ve used golden in place of white before and lets just say…things didnt go so well that day. I’m making these as soon as you tell me which one to use! >:D

  37. On December 06, 2011 at 7:29pm, jo-lyn@jo-lyns cup cakes n' candies said...

    hahahahaha love the name of these and your site! these are so easy and they sound delish!

  38. On December 14, 2011 at 3:32pm, Katie K said...

    I am trying to make some cookies ahead for Christmas. Do you think these will freeze well?

  39. On December 17, 2011 at 6:52pm, Cathey said...

    Thanks to a link on pinterest.com I made these for Thanksgiving and they were a hit. I’m getting ready to make another round to include in my Christmas treat give aways…. thanks for the recipe!

  40. On December 21, 2011 at 6:39pm, katrina said...

    My great grandma has been making these for years but with out the chocolate. And she would add nuts to them. But I like them without nuts. My best friend from jr high came over the other day and I hadn’t seen her in awhile and the first think she asked was if I could make her some like my mom used to. Too funny!

  41. On December 21, 2011 at 8:41pm, Tammy said...

    I made these cookies in junior highschool during a cooking class. I kept the recipe for years and made them at home all the time. Sometime between highschool and college, I lost the recipe. 20 years later, here it is! Thank you so much for posting. I’ll be making them this weekend. I can’t wait for my own children to finally try these!!

  42. On December 27, 2011 at 5:28pm, Felicia said...

    I have made these cookies for years (although without the chocolate…nice touch!) However, my 6 yr is deathly allergic to peanuts (and soy), so for years could not make them, until…..I found Sunbutter (sunflower seed butter) and OH, we were back in business! Best cookies ever!

  43. On December 27, 2011 at 7:14pm, Bill A said...

    I made these twice the week before Christmas for two different groups. Both times the 36+ cookies were gone a matter of minutes after the first cookie was eaten! Amazing cookie.

  44. On January 09, 2012 at 7:47pm, Melody said...

    You can make these in the microwave- combine sugar and corn syrup together micro for 3 minutes, stir add peanut butter, stir & micro for 2 min. add vanilla, stir, pour over corn flakes ( I use corn chex, my daughter is gluten free) we don’t use chocolate when we make ours, but these are super easy & yummy!

  45. On January 13, 2012 at 10:27pm, Christine said...

    This is a take on the Special K cookies I make that are a big hit at school. I use 1 cup sugar, 1 cup Karo, 1/2 cup brown sugar all brought to a boil. Remove from heat, stir in peanut butter, 1 t vanilla and a dash of salt (if pb is no salt added), add to 5 cups Special K plain cereal, stir like the dickens and plop onto wax paper or aluminum foil to cool. Just make sure to run hot soapy water in the bowl you used for the Karo or else you will have one hell of a time cleaning everything up when you’re finished. They are mmm mmmm good!

    • On February 03, 2012 at 9:36pm, patty hale said...

      Mm,I’m probably the only person in the world who cant make special k bars or whackies

  46. On January 16, 2012 at 12:23pm, Trish E said...

    Love these. My family has been using this recipe as long as we can remember, but instead of cookies we call it Peanut Butter Candy. Take your peanut butter/cornflake mixture and press into a buttered 9×13 pan (use buttered hands or a spoon and be careful, it’s very hot!). Top with a small bag chocolate chips and place in oven just long enough to soften the chips. Spread chocolate in an even layer, cool/chill till chocolate is firm and cut into whatever size pieces you fancy.

  47. On January 21, 2012 at 7:36pm, Brenda said...

    I make these using Rice Krispies. Taste better to me. Like the idea of chocolate on top.

    • On September 07, 2013 at 1:41pm, Debbie said...

      We made them with rice krispies, also.we call them rice krispy squares. We put them in a pan then put a combination of chocolate and butterscotch chips melted on top.

  48. On January 21, 2012 at 7:55pm, Shana said...

    My family has made these for years. Only difference is we make them in bar form. We usually put the cornflake mixture in an 11×13 pan and instead of drizzling chocolate, we mix half a bag of butterscotch chips and half a bag of chocolate chips, melt them together and then coat the top of the pan. And yes they are extremely addictive!

  49. On January 24, 2012 at 3:24am, Ash said...

    These taste pretty bad…….

  50. On February 04, 2012 at 6:32pm, Kim W. said...

    I found this on Pinterest and it was delicious. I used about 3/4 C. Of light blue agave instead of the cup of corn syrup and it worked really well I thought.

  51. On February 10, 2012 at 4:10pm, Lynette said...

    I make these with a Hershey kiss pressed in the center! One of my favorites! So easy!

  52. On February 11, 2012 at 7:42pm, Jo Lee B. said...

    These are amazing……my family and friends that tasted them, loved them. Next time, I will make the cookies a little smaller and cover the entire cookie in chocolate. Love them!!!

  53. On February 14, 2012 at 6:28pm, Jen said...

    I bet these would be good with pretzels added.

  54. On February 16, 2012 at 10:59pm, ktj said...

    I just made these, and I feel like I did something wrong. The Sugar/Corn Syrup/PB mixture was extremely thick and was almost impossible to stir in with the cornflakes. I probably had over a cup of corn flakes that didn’t end up coated, b/c the mixture was thick and hardening…any suggestions? They def are VERY PB’ery and don’t look like the pics…tips?

    • On March 27, 2012 at 3:14pm, Becky said...

      sounds like u cooked to long. i pull off stove just as it starts to boil add peanut butter mix together, pour into 9×13 pan..

    • On March 29, 2012 at 3:29pm, Doors76 said...

      Hi,
      This is EXACTLY what happened with me, I didn’t have corn flakes so used a mixture of rice crispies and smashed shredded wheat … but the sugar/corn syrup/pb mixture was very thick and I too ended up with some cereal that didn’t get coated. I stuck it in the microwave for a few minutes to soften the mixture so that I could put these into balls.
      Once finished, the end product looked nothing like the pics above and they were quite hard to bit into … have you managed to figure out what went wrong?

  55. On February 17, 2012 at 11:38pm, wintersundays said...

    Just made these used light corn syrup cause that’s what I had – also cut the recipe way down to make a little over a dozen cookies. I didn’t have chocolate but drizzled coconut oil on top of the cookies and it was a big hit!! Family loooooves these cookies! I had the same issue with thinking my corn flake to peanut butter mixture was off. I had plenty of cornflakes that didn’t seem to be coated. Total non-issue once the cookies cooled.

  56. On February 23, 2012 at 11:53am, Holly said...

    This is the recipe my mom made when I was a kid. I have searched over the years without much success. Thanks to Pinterest, I have finally found it again!!!

    • On November 04, 2012 at 12:58am, Brianne said...

      Me took! I’m so excited. Ben looking for 19 years!

  57. On February 28, 2012 at 7:22pm, Bethany said...

    We make these all the time, though in a cookie sheet and use Special K flakes instead, then spread chocolate chips over the top ad put in the warm oven for about a minute till they are spreadable with a knife, so yummy! Though I love how yours look like little balls of ice cream, I may try it that way next time! Oh and BTW they taste great straight from the freezer!!

  58. On March 05, 2012 at 9:59pm, Patricia said...

    Got the below tip off Taste of Home’s website for those who don’t/won’t/can’t use corn syrup. I haven’t tried it yet, but it sounded like a good idea to at least try. I am definitely going to make these cookies! I have a co-dependency on peanut butter. Thank you for sharing:
    “Substitute for Corn Syrup:
    For each cup of light corn syrup in a recipe, substitute 1 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup water. For each cup of dark corn syrup, substitute 1 cup of packed brown sugar and 1/4 cup water.”

  59. On March 22, 2012 at 9:02am, Megan @Chaos Served Daily said...

    What an fantastic recipe…and I’m so glad I could send them to my husband’s office before I ate them all! I linked to your recipe from my blog…these are too amazing not to share!

    http://chaosserveddaily.blogspot.com/2012/03/by-taking-it-easy-i-mean-ive-made-some.html

  60. On March 27, 2012 at 10:51am, Becky said...

    I have been making those for years. The best and fastest snack out their. I say less then 15 mins start to finish.
    My oldest son calls to ask for recipe, did i mention he’s 36. and make those all by his self LOL. I just pour mine in a 9×13 pan then cut..

  61. On April 04, 2012 at 10:03pm, Foodiewife said...

    Holy Crap! I was given a plate of these for Christmas, five years ago. I kept begging for the recipe, and the person wouldn’t give it. You just answered my prayer. I have to make these for my peanut butter loving husband– whom I worship, anyway.

  62. On April 05, 2012 at 4:06pm, Bobbie said...

    I just wanted to let you know that I featured these on my blog today. Thanks so much for sharing!
    http://iamonly1woman.blogspot.com/2012/04/sweet-tooth-recipes.html

  63. On April 11, 2012 at 2:30pm, Becky said...

    Have been doing those for years. Didn’t have corn flakes today, made them with chex mixed cereal. Just as good..

  64. On April 22, 2012 at 8:16pm, Heidi said...

    I have made a much easier bar form of these for years. It uses less peanut butter (1 1/2 cups) and 1 tsp. of vanilla. I use Special K instead of cornflakes…much “lighter”. I put them in a 9×13. Melt 1cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup butterscotch chips together and frost, if desired. A bake sale sell out!

  65. On April 26, 2012 at 8:53am, M.J. Vitelli said...

    These look amazing and by the comments I think you hit a few tastebuds!!! Have a wonderful day and come visit my blog. There is always something baking and cooking in my kitchen :).

  66. On April 26, 2012 at 6:43pm, Sue said...

    We use the same exact ingredients and press them in a 9x 13 pan and drizzle with chocolate and then cut into bars. Our recipe is called “Pay Day Bars” after the candy bar!

  67. On April 29, 2012 at 9:43pm, Kristin said...

    I dropped these off at my boyfriends house cause he’s busy studying for finals. He sent me a text that said, “Holy crap these are good!” That totally cracked me up!!

  68. On May 02, 2012 at 5:44pm, Laurie said...

    On February 04, 2012 at 6:32pm, Kim W. said…

    I found this on Pinterest and it was delicious. I used about 3/4 C. Of light blue agave instead of the cup of corn syrup and it worked really well I thought.

    Thank you Kim! I was wondering if that would work. I also like the idea of making them in a pan and melting the chocolate chips on top, i do the same for brownies sometimes, so i must try it!

  69. On May 03, 2012 at 5:24pm, Laura said...

    Im not sure I have heard of that chocolate. Do you have another you can suggest. Do I use a milk chocolate or a semi sweet?

    • On November 11, 2013 at 7:28pm, Mindy said...

      I have a wheat sensitivity a dairy allergy & don’t do sugar well. I am going to use rice checks broken up, maple syrup, Sunbutter and then the best chocolate chips (dairy & allergy free but delicious) Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips. going to a girls night Saturday night!

  70. On May 07, 2012 at 2:49pm, wendy cloud said...

    I have made these but with rice krispies. and in a 9x 13 witch is easier then making the cookies, also topped it with butterschoch and chocolate chips, melted. still a good snack

  71. On May 10, 2012 at 11:10am, Jan Christian said...

    I have made cornflake candy a thousand times for my kids and hubby over the years. I think they are their favorite and soooooo easy to make. But I’ve never drizzled chocolate on them. They looks wonderful. Gotta try it!

  72. On May 10, 2012 at 11:03pm, Michelle Lee said...

    Holycraptheseareamazing Cookies!!! You weren’t kidding! My kids. husband, sister, nieces and Brother in law LOVED them! I had to share them with all of these people so that I wouldn’t eat them ALL! Yum! Thanks SO much!

  73. On May 11, 2012 at 10:38pm, Meghan said...

    I made these when I was in Jr High and switched out the corn flakes with Golden Graham’s. Yummo

  74. On May 19, 2012 at 10:50pm, Christie said...

    These are awesome…Growing up I knew them as Alligator cookies because the recipe is in the back of the book with the same name. For those with younger kids, you may want to look it up; awfully cute!! And, the descriptions are very close to what you’d used to describe them.

    http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1910,158178-230201,00.html

  75. On May 26, 2012 at 11:09pm, debbie fisher said...

    I’ve been making this recipe for over 40 years and they’re absolutely everyone’s favorite! I make them with Special K, I press them in a 9×13 pan and use 3/4 of a 12 oz bag of semi sweet chocolate chips for the frosting. The secret to making these is to NOT bring the syrup to a full boil but to take the syrup off the stove just as little bubbles are starting around the outer edge. Make sure you have your peanut butter all measured out so that you can add it immediately after taking the syrup off the stove. Then have your Special K all measured out and in a bowl so that you can put the peanut buttery mixture into the flakes right away. Press the mixture in a 9×13 pan. I melt my chocolate chips in the microwave on 1/2 power for 1 to 2 minutes (stir and check). Spread on top of the bars.

  76. On May 27, 2012 at 1:43pm, Surkhab said...

    WOW ! i was looking for some cornflakes recipe. got it gonna to try :-)

  77. On May 28, 2012 at 2:22pm, Tracy said...

    I got all the ingredients to make this, then reviewed the recipe one more time and said, “HolyCrapThisTakesAWholeJarOfPeanutButter?!” Haha… but no fear, I plan to still make these. They seem SO worth it!

  78. On June 03, 2012 at 10:02am, Kate said...

    Making these for my guy friends this morning! they’ll freakin’ love me (:

  79. On June 08, 2012 at 7:08pm, Kathryn said...

    I made these into lollipops and they were awesome. Instead of dropping them I rolled them into balls. Dipped a lollipop stick in chocolate, stuck it into pop and put them in the freezer for a little while. After frozen I melted chocolate in a double boiler and dipped them. Let them dry then I placed them in a plastic bag and tied it with ribbon. Looked great and tasted even better! Anyway you make these they are a hit!

  80. On June 10, 2012 at 11:00am, Lee-Anne said...

    Do you think that I can make these ahead and freeze them?

  81. On June 11, 2012 at 1:47am, Teri (WA State) said...

    Hey! That’s MY recipe….. for popcorn balls! :) Same ingredients and amounts, just use popcorn instead of cornflakes. Guaranteed to make you need a nap! TRY IT! :)

  82. On June 21, 2012 at 2:25pm, Larissa said...

    I just made these using instant oats, because I didn’t have any cereals in the house and they are amazing. I only used a cup of peanut butter, 3 cups of oats, and the same amounts for the other ingredients. I spread them in a 9×13 and poured melted chocolate chips over the top. They’re a lot like no bake cookies but even better.

  83. On June 25, 2012 at 12:24pm, hillary said...

    i have this recipe from my gramma! she used special k ceral… it’s way better for you ;) if you use special k i assume these would count on a special k diet :)

  84. On July 05, 2012 at 5:42pm, Lindsay said...

    These sound like they would pair nicely with an ice cold Diet Coke!!!

  85. On July 05, 2012 at 9:07pm, Sharon said...

    Three words: Oh. My. Goodness. These are amazing!! It’s like a peanut butter egg wafer cookie!!!

  86. On July 15, 2012 at 11:35am, Robin said...

    Have done these for years. We call them snow flake balls. I like to add shred coconut about 1/2cup or so ,follow original specs drop onto foil . I’m not into chocolate. So never thought to drizzle them ,howeve most people would like the drizzle . So I shall add that next time I take them somewhere !

  87. On July 22, 2012 at 9:06pm, Suzie said...

    I made these in high school home-ec class, but we put raisins in them (no chocolate drizzle) and they were always my favorite!!!!

  88. On July 23, 2012 at 11:05pm, Jean said...

    I tried these and they were ok. I would not consider them ‘amazing’. Just average. Sorry.

  89. On July 30, 2012 at 12:38pm, Michelle said...

    So I saw these on pinterest and thought I would one day make them. I saved it under peanut butter corn flakes only because I didn’t want to call them Holy Crap These Are Amazing Cookies when I hadn’t tried them yet. Well I just have one thing to say…….HOLY CRAP THESE ARE AMAZING COOKIES. I couldn’t wait for them to cool completely and they are to die for. I am trying to resist going back and eating every single one of them. The only thing stopping me is 2 little children who are drooling over them as well (they have to eat lunch before they can have one!). These are definitely a new favorite of mine!!! :)

  90. On August 05, 2012 at 12:53am, MC said...

    So yummy..these are essentially my favorite Scotcheroos only with cornflakes instead of rice crisps and without the butterscotch in the chocolate topping. These are so yummy, thanks for sharing!

  91. On August 06, 2012 at 10:29am, ira said...

    Hi,I’m making these cookies tomorrow (eventhough I can’t find any corn syrup..yet) and I was wondering if you just need to put these cookies in the fridge,or just let them cool on their own and do you cool them after or before drizziling the melted chocolate ? and thank you sooo much for the recipe,I can tell that it’s going to be really good just by looking at the pictures.

  92. On August 15, 2012 at 12:05am, Shelley said...

    peanut butter cornflake balls is too boring. I think you should change the name – officially!!

    • On August 18, 2012 at 3:18pm, Amanda said...

      These look so good, always love trying new things! These cookies look really familiar as i have seen or had them in the past! Looking forward to trying these!

  93. On September 12, 2012 at 3:11am, Meg said...

    Just came across your recipe on Pinterest! WOW!! these do look amazing! I’m determined to make goodies for all of my son’s football games and there’s 50 guys on his team. Yikes! That’s alot of treats to create but this recipe will be so easy and they’ll love it! Thanks!

  94. On September 13, 2012 at 12:35am, Karen said...

    I made these this evening and they are absolutely incredible…..however, I would press them into more of a flat cookie shape and add a bit of Crisco to the chocolate drizzle to make it thinner initially and easier to drizzle! Awesome combination of ingredients!

  95. On September 24, 2012 at 7:45pm, Brittney Kissel-Borsa said...

    Just made these! I think i ate most whilst putting them out on the pan! SOOOO good! And SUPER easy! Great Recipe!

  96. On September 30, 2012 at 3:14pm, Jamie said...

    Used to make these with rice krispies instead of corn flakes; and topped them with melted chocolate and butterscotch morsels. Gotta try the corn flakes now!!

  97. On October 02, 2012 at 9:08am, Joanne W said...

    I make a similar recipe except it calls for a generous cup of peanut butter and 4 cups of Special K cereal. I like to add coconut to half of the recipe and this makes it even more yummy.

  98. On October 08, 2012 at 10:57pm, Pennelopy said...

    My boyfriends mom makes these, but she calls them haystacks! I devoured a whole plate last year!

  99. On October 09, 2012 at 12:48pm, tess said...

    Thanks for sharing those,, are verry yummy, I did 3/4 of peanut butter and a 1/4 of nuttella.. instead of choc drizzel only couse I couldn’t be bothered melting choc…. but they are delish…

  100. On October 11, 2012 at 1:13pm, mary said...

    I make something close to this all the time. My kids love them! I actually make them with cocoa pepples and into bars. Instead of drizzling chocolate on top, I melt chocolate and a Tablespoon of PB and spead over the top. I have made them since high school (so about 20 years) and everyone asks for the recipe and they seem to be everyone’s favorite. I will have to try them this way! Thanks

  101. On October 13, 2012 at 2:05pm, Lacey K said...

    I love these! I made last night with rice crispies and dairy free chocolate drizzled on the top. I loved them but the texture from the corn syrup was weird. Today I tweaked them a bit and used 3/4 corn syrup and 1/4 agave. They were perfect! I also made mine in a pan and not cookies it was easier on my hands. Thank you so much for this recipe!

  102. On October 14, 2012 at 5:07pm, Meg said...

    These are known as rickety uncle cookies in my house!

  103. On October 17, 2012 at 10:55am, Krista Quintrell said...

    These are WRONG….very very WRONG!! I was so tempted to sit under my table with the bowl!!! Simply amazing!!

  104. On October 21, 2012 at 8:00pm, Jan Brown said...

    Been making these for 20plus years. Called Clue cookies. Good with dried cranberries too.

  105. On October 22, 2012 at 1:06am, Pam said...

    Try substituting Fritos for the corn flakes. Awesome for the extra salty taste!

  106. On October 24, 2012 at 8:46pm, Erica T. said...

    Aw, my first try on these don’t look half as pretty as yours! But I added a tablespoon on cocoa powder to mine instead of the chocolate drizzle….yum :)

  107. On October 25, 2012 at 10:35pm, Kim said...

    I’ve made a similar thing where it was 2 parts peanut butter, 1 part honey, and a bunch of cornflakes. and you do the same thing, mix and enjoy, but I thoroughly enjoy the idea of chocolate drizzled on it! yum! you can also put powdered milk I think it was on the outside of the PB, cornflakes and honey one. We make this at summer camp and call it Moon Balls. :)

  108. On October 26, 2012 at 12:22am, Melody said...

    I just made these for my honey and stepson-yummy-used Nutella to drizzle over the top! so easy to make, thanks!!!

  109. On October 27, 2012 at 11:28pm, Tera said...

    I made these, but I just added chocolate chips into the bowl after I mixed in the corn flakes instead of drizzling. It’s not as pretty, but it’s chocolate-y

  110. On November 04, 2012 at 12:56am, Brianne said...

    I have been looking for this recipe since 7th grade – (coming up on 19 years). I know it’s the easiest recipe but I forgot some of the ingredients and I’ve never gotten it right since then. Thank you soooo so much for letting me stumble upon this!! You have made my night!

  111. On November 07, 2012 at 1:14am, Kelley said...

    I have been making these for 30 yrs… only if you want to make it the best only use 1 1/2 cups skippy peanut butter.. Skippy is better than Jiff for these.
    but these are super easy and everyone LOVES them…

  112. On November 07, 2012 at 11:11pm, Elizabeth said...

    OK…so, These are ‘Oh My Garage Delicious’. But lemme tell you a mind-blowing change to make it a ‘mouth party for 1′ (because SHARING just became illegal)…Change the peanut butter to 1/2 (9oz)and 1/2 NUTELLA (9oz or whatever)…no chocolate drizzle. (I know Nutella isn’t as healthy as everyone says) We are talking COOKIES here not healthy eating. I mean, you can not eat half of what these produce and say you are a healthy eater…For REAL.

  113. On November 23, 2012 at 11:59pm, Carol said...

    Thanks, these sound awesome. I’ve been looking for nobakes for all the cookies I’m making for church activities this Christmas.

  114. On November 24, 2012 at 2:04pm, Brooke said...

    I’ve made these twice, first time without the chocolate amazing! This time I made them with chocolate! MMM! Taking these to my family’s Thanksgiving celebration today!

  115. On December 01, 2012 at 6:37pm, Laura said...

    I have a friend who is obsessed with peanut butter. I may have to make these for her. Do they hold well without being in the fridge for a day or two? I would have to mail them to her.

  116. On December 04, 2012 at 11:02pm, Kim said...

    So easy….taking to my good friends Mom’s memorial service tomorrow . Had to sample just one and they are yummo :) I don’t know if this has been mentioned, but I put the melted chocolate in a snack size zip loc bag and snipped the corner to drizzle the chocolate . Worked like s charm!

  117. On December 05, 2012 at 8:48am, Joanna said...

    Great recipe! Fun for a cookie exchange when my oven is fried! Thanks!

  118. On December 07, 2012 at 12:50am, Dollydoxy said...

    I make something so similar to this, but actually easier. EVERYONE raves! My Mother-in-Law has been making this since my hubby was a kid (more than 50 years now). Try making this with rice crispies instead of cornflakes. Recipe is the same as far as the sugar, corn syrup, and peanut butter. Then..you mix in 6 cups of rice crispies – make sure all are coated, then press into a greased 9 x 13 pan. Melt together 6 oz chocolate chips plus 6 oz butterscotch chips in microwave. Spread over rice crispies. Let set up and cut into squares…..MMMMMMM good!

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  120. On December 09, 2012 at 1:49pm, Sue said...

    How do you store these? They sound fantastic and I want to make them for Christmas — if I make them now (and don’t eat them all) how do I keep them fresh? In a tin? In the fridge? Any advice would be MOST appreciated! Thanks!

  121. On December 14, 2012 at 8:50pm, Rachel said...

    Oh man. These are addictive. I. Can’t. Stop. Eating. Them. Please. Help. Lol

  122. On December 31, 2012 at 12:37pm, cassie said...

    I have made these cookies so many times! They are delicious & a hit every time I make them! My friends call them orgasm in your mouth cookies because every bite is like an orgasm! :-) However I do modify the recipe slightly..I use a bag & a half of butterscotch chips melted over a double broiler..when it’s smooth I fold in one cup of peanut butter (creamy or crunchy) & 4 cups of special k cereal! The drizzled chocolate is a great idea..definitely adding that with my next batch! :-)

    • On January 02, 2013 at 9:42pm, Daphne in ok said...

      Just finished a batch… Delicious and so EASY

  123. On January 06, 2013 at 1:14pm, RE said...

    I’m so excited that these are naturally gluten free! I will play around with the ingredients- like no corny syrup and using honey or coconut blossom nectar instead. Nasty stuff that corn syrup. Also for the sugar ill use coconut sugar. Ill be feeding them to my family and I’m pregnant and have a 17 month old so I change most recipes to use unrefined sugar.

    I wonder if anyone else has??? These look awesome. Found you on Pinterest

  124. On February 01, 2013 at 7:25pm, janet said...

    This is the same recipe I’ve made for years called Babe Ruth bars. You just make them in a 9×13 pan and frost them with chocolate. I got the recipe out of an old church cookbook. I love them.

  125. On February 03, 2013 at 3:51pm, Kate Johnson said...

    Has any one ever tried adding coconut to these? I might have to try it.

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  127. On March 19, 2013 at 2:26pm, Cheryl said...

    Can I substitute Frosted Flakes for the corn flakes? Do I need to cut down on the sugar?

  128. On March 20, 2013 at 3:23pm, hope said...

    I failed. My mixture turned hard when i added the peanut butter.

  129. On April 24, 2013 at 5:04pm, Kelly said...

    One word: GAWD!

    This is definately going in my “Must Try” recipe file, along with several others.

    I love your blog. There are so many wonderful ideas here. I’ve already done the stuffed shells, and everyone thought they were AMAZING!

    Thank you for sharing your creativity! :)

  130. On July 28, 2013 at 11:47pm, Shary Luck said...

    I’m 52 and my mother made these for us and said her mother made them for her when she was young! Until I was in my 30′s I thought my grandmother came up with them and no one else knew how! hahaha My friends had never seen them. Guess it’s time they come back out.

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