I remember traveling to my grandmother’s house at a young age and having a table full of baked goods waiting for me when I arrived. My grandmother loved to cook and even published three cookbooks on her own. One of the desserts that I remember fondly were the no-bake cornflake candy. Anyone remember these easy treats?
Of course I decided to take a different spin on this traditional candy by making them like a rice krispie treat. Since I wanted them to resemble rice krispies I decided to throw in a couple along with some chocolate. You can never go wrong with adding chocolate to a recipe.
Don’t tell my grandma that I like these peanut butter cereal treats more.
Shhhh….. our little world wide secret.
Sorry for the short post today! I was packing last night for BlogHer Food in Austin! Let me know if you will be there.
ENJOY ~ Meagan
Peanut Butter Cereal Treats
Yield: 15-20 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
18 oz. peanut butter, creamy
3 cups Special K Original Cereal
3 cups rice krispies
1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips plus extra for topping
Add the syrup and sugar to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes at a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and place in a large bowl.
Stir in the vanilla and then add peanut butter, Special K and rice krispies. Mix everything until it is well coated. Sprinkle in the chocolate chips and continue to stir.
Coat a casserole dish with non-stick spray or butter and then pour in the cereal mixture. Using a spatula make sure it goes into all creases and press down lightly to ensure it sticks together.
Sprinkle a couple more chocolate chip morsels on the top and let it cool for 2-3 hours before slicing.
inspired by my Grandmother's Cornflake Candy