Cornflake Candy Recipe -

Cornflake Candy

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"This has been a longtime family favorite. Very easy to make and a great choice for peanut butter lovers. The lighter you press the mixture into the pan, the more tender the candy will be."

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Original recipe makes 54 bars Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Combine white sugar, brown sugar, and corn syrup in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl and heat until sugars have dissolved, about 1 minute. Stir in peanut butter. Place the cornflakes and peanuts into a large bowl and stir in syrup mixture, mixing well.
  2. Spray a 9x13 inch pan with cooking spray. Lightly press the corn flake mixture into the pan. Melt the butterscotch chips in the same microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl in 30 second intervals, stirring after each melting, for 1 to 3 minutes (depending on your microwave). Do not overheat or butterscotch will scorch. Spread over the cornflake mixture. Allow candy to cool, then cut into 1x2 inch bars.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 25, 2011

I do Cheerio's instead of cornflakes. and Call them survivor bars. They last forever and are super sweet!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 15, 2009

This recipe is really chewy and delicious...without the butterscotch...I think the butterscotch makes it tooo rich. Some peeps may like it..I made it with the butterscotch and one batch without....the butterscotch does not melt very easy..and is not that easy to spread on top of the cornflake mixture..unless I did something wrong. Good recipe when omitting butterscotch!


8 Ratings

May 11, 2010

My family liked this but instead of butterscotch we drizzled chocolate- it was DELISH!

Jun 05, 2009

Everyone loved this recipe. Even my in laws! This was very yummy!

Jun 04, 2014

The way I make these they are gluten free. I use Organic, non-gmo Cornflakes, and instead of brown sugar I use organic coconut sugar, I just like that taste better. I use organic cane sugar and instead of corn syrup I use Organic, gluten free Brown Rice Syrup, which has a bit of a caramel flavor to it. I use organic peanut butter and dry roasted gluten free peanuts from Costco. I do add a few TBS of butter to the coating because I think it gives it a better texture. And I omit the butterscotch would be too sweet that way. This way it's a great combination of salty and sweet, crunchy and chewy. Using the organic/non gmo ingredients does make it pricer, but I just don't go for gmo. I've made this a couple of times and it was a hit!

Dec 24, 2012

This recipe was oddly sticky and I think the butterscotch makes it taste stale. The taste is okay, I guess, but kind of unpleasant overall.


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  • Calories
  • 119 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 77 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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