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Peanut Butter Cornflake Drops

Peanut Butter Cornflake Drops

Peanut Butter Cornflake Drops

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Peanut Butter Cornflake Drops
4.9 rating based on 12,345 ratings
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Course: No-bake CookiesDifficulty: Easy


Photo Credit:

These Old Cookbooks – Used with permission.


An easy, crunchy no-bake cookie with cornflakes and peanut butter.


  • 1 cup white corn syrup

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter

  • 1/4 cup margarine

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 to 4 cups cornflake cereal


  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or waxed paper. In a large saucepan stir together corn syrup, sugar, peanut butter, margarine and vanilla. Bring to a rolling boil, stirring constantly. Allow to boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cornflakes. Drop by heaping tablespoon onto prepared baking sheet. Allow to cool and set.


  • Photo courtesy of These Old Cookbooks, a fantastic blog by two women who love to test the recipes in their vintage family cookbooks. Their recipe for these Peanut Butter Cornflake Drop Cookies is slightly different, and they have a lot more tips and photos of the process, so you should definitely check it out! We all know that vintage Christmas cookie recipes are the best ones, so while you’re there, be sure to peruse their great list of Old Fashioned Christmas Dessert Recipes!


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I tried the recipe, it's really good.  
- arel
Forget the baking sheet and aluminum foil. Just drop the cookies onto waxed paper. They come off easily when they are cool.
- Barbara in California
Best "no-bake" cookies I have ever ate!! (:
- Shey in Pennsylvania
You know my mom is 80 yrs young and she was just talking about cookies with karo and corn flakes. I didn`t know what she meant till I looked on here found them and sooo easy to make so tomarrow I`am taking cookies to my mom and this will make her day Thank you
- A Baker
Kids loved them, i found them to be too sweet, but still yummy!i will cut back on the granulated sugar next time, also hurt mt teeth, pulled at dental work i think. Hard to remove from aluminum foil.
- A Baker
Super tasty number 1 cookie!!!!! Will make again more times in life.
- Mr. Mom
These drop cookies are great,they bring back my childhood memory when mom use to make them thank you!
- A Baker
So easy to make. Big hit with the boys at work.
- A Baker
These are great! But, they seize up, quickly, when they come off the stove. So, work quickly!
- A Baker
We have made these a million times! My kids and all their friends LOVE them. I think they are GREAT! We use creamy peanut butter too and they are still yummy!
- Crystal in Oregon
These have become highly addictive cookies in the family! They are gone within minutes wihtout a chance of cooling off! I have also added a pinch of salt, sprinkled some cinnamon, some chopped pecans & almond as well as raisins. Delicious! It is super easy to make, extremly delicious and surprisingly crunchy....
- Lily
Family tradition: after spreading out in greased pan, pour chocolate chips, or chocolate candy bar pieces. Place in hot oven for 2 minutes then spread melted chocolate. The best
- A Baker
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