Old School Easy Cornflake Cookies

Ridley's Wreckage

I love no-bake cookies, and this recipe is no exception. My grandmother used to make these cookies all the time. She would have a big platter of all different types of no-bake cookies. It was by far the most popular platter of cookies during the holidays. These cookies have only six ingredients, are ready in 20 minutes, and are super easy to make. Old-school cornflake cookies are crunchy, chewy, salty, and deliciously sweet. The syrup makes for caramely goodness. These are heavenly cookies.

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  1. Be prepared; make sure you have everything ready to go. This is an easy recipe, but you need to move quickly.
  2. When you begin to see bubbles in your corn syrup mixture, take it off the heat. This will help ensure you have a great, chewy cookie. If you cook the sugar too long, you will have cookies that are very hard.
  3. When mixing your syrup and corn flakes, have a gentle hand; you don't want to crush all of your corn flakes.
  4. I use a cookie scoop for these, which makes a nice large cookie, but adjust to what you like.
  5. If you have a peanut allergy, you can use almond butter.
  6. I love sweet and salty, so I use a teaspoon of salt, but you can adjust to your liking. When I make these for my father-in-law I only use 1/2 teaspoon.
  7. I use standard peanut butter (I like Peter Pan), and I don't get fancy with honey flavor or fancy artisan brands. You can use cream or crunchy (I like creamy).
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Prep Time: 15 minutes; Cook Time: 5 minutes; Servings: 18 cookies


  • 6 cups cornflakes cereal (plain)
  • 1 C. light corn syrup
  • 1 C. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 C. creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract


  1. Dump your cornflakes into a large bowl. Place to the side.
  2. Using a medium-sized pan, add your corn syrup, granulated sugar, and salt. Stirring constantly (you don't want it to burn!) over medium heat, combine until the mixture begins to bubble. Once this happens, remove it from the heat and stir in your peanut butter and vanilla. Combine until smooth.
  3. Next, pour your mixture over your cornflakes, and using a spatula, fold the peanut butter mixture into your cornflakes. Be careful so you don't crumble all of your corn flakes.
  4. Make sure to coat the cornflakes well, and using a large cookie scoop, portion out your cookies onto some wax or parchment paper. You will need to work quickly so your mixture does harden.
  5. Cool completely and store in an airtight container for up to one week.

Enjoy Friends! ❤️

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