Peanut Butter Cornflake Clusters

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I’ve been on a mission to try to use up items from the pantry before I make the big move to Montana next week. I had a full box of unopened corn flakes that I wasn’t sure what to do with. I knew I could use them for Cornflake Crusted Chicken, but I’d still have a ton leftover to deal with.  When I came across this recipe at Sticky, Gooey, Cream, Chewy, which Susan called the ‘Holycraptheseareamazing Cookies,’ I knew I had hit the jackpot.

Basically what we are dealing with here is a chewy, delicious candy bar-esque dessert. The recipe makes a ton of cookies and it only has a few ingredients to boot. My family loved them and I bet your family will too. Ready for the recipe?

Peanut Butter Cornflake Clusters
Makes 2-3 dozen, depending on how big you make them

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1 jar (18 oz ounce) peanut butter, crunchy or smooth (I used creamy)
  • 6 cups corn flakes
  • 3 oz good quality chocolate of your choice

1. In a saucepan, combine the sugar and corn syrup over medium-high heat until it comes to a full boil. Remove from heat and add the peanut butter, stirring until smooth and incorporated.

2. In a large bowl, mix the corn flakes and the peanut butter mixture together, gently stirring very well until all of the cereal is coated.

3. Drop spoonfuls of the cornflake mixture onto wax paper.

4. Heat the chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Drizzle over cornflake clusters and let cool. Serve when they have cooled.

Source: Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy

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  1. I love cleaning out the pantry. I have a box of stale Lucky Charms in the pantry right now. I was looking for a way to use them and all the recipes I found were to make Rice Krispy treast but instead use the Lucky Charms. I ended up eating a bowl and then tossing the rest. Great use of the Corn Flakes.

  2. Yeah! The chocolate here is perfect in my opinion, who wants "drizzle" on peanut butter anyway?! I'll take clumps of chocolate to a mound of peanut butter to satisfy all those taste buds! thanks for the delicious recipe!!

  3. NO WAY!!!! So awesome. Can't wait to try them. And I adore the original name of the recipe. 🙂

    Sending happy thoughts for your move! 🙂


  4. These look sinfully delicious and I can't wait to try them! Thanks for the great recipe and for stopping by! Good luck with the move!

  5. YUM! These look SO good! Wow!

    I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training Tomorrow! Plus there is going to be a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!

  6. Great treats! I pinned this to my board.

    You mention Cornflake Crusted Chicken but I couldn't find a recipe for it on your site. Can you post the recipe for that?

    1. Hi there –

      That recipe is posted here. All of the recipes can be found in my recipe index if you have any troubles in the future. 🙂

  7. I just made a half batch of these; they're cooling as I type. Instead of dropping them onto waxed paper, I lightly buttered a 9×11 baking dish and pressed the mixture flat (about 3/4-1 in. thick) then I melted the chocolate in the microwave, poured it over the top, and spread it with a wooden spatula. I'll cut them like brownies as soon as they cool!