In the continuing quest to find the perfect snack, we may have found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. For my money, the quintessential bite combines sweet and salty, along with the contrasting textures of creamy and crunchy. To reach this level of tasty perfection, sometimes you have to ignore the latest trend and reach back to a classic. That’s why you’re going to love this old-fashioned cornflake candy.
A recipe shared by The Teacher’s Wife highlights all the reasons this candy is the perfect treat. All of the ingredients for this candy are simple, because let’s face it — our grandmas didn’t have all the fancy stuff we do now. You just need sugar, light corn syrup, peanut butter and cornflakes. Yes, the classic breakfast cereal!
You’ll melt the sugar and corn syrup together, then mix in the peanut butter. Follow this by adding the cornflakes, which give the candy its wonderful crunch. After all the ingredients are well blended, carefully put spoonfuls of the mixture onto wax paper to cool. We’re sure the hardest part of this 15-minute recipe is waiting for it to cool completely before eating it.
The combination of these four ingredients come together to create a complex mouthful of deliciousness. Plus, with a recipe this simple, you can add a variety of elements to customize it to you and your family’s preferences. Want a creamier candy? Reduce the cups of cornflakes. Craving a big crunch? Then boost the cereal quantity to your taste buds’ delight!
You can also add vanilla, which is what Spend With Pennies does for her recipe. She also points out that any fan of no-bake treats should put away the oatmeal once in a while and give these a try instead.
She also offers helpful tips, like how you can get consistently sized cookies with an ice cream scoop and how to make sure your mix doesn’t burn while it’s on the stove by stirring it constantly.
If you’re of the opinion that no cookie or candy is complete without a bit of chocolate, you’ll want to check out Hugs and Cookies xoxo’s recipe for cornflake candy clusters. This one still uses that simple base recipe, but it calls for adding a chocolate drizzle on top. Sounds pretty yummy!
It’s easy to add what you like to this one. The only thing limiting your candy flavor is your imagination!
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