Cornflake Candy with Marshmallows

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This Cornflake Candy with Marshmallows recipe is a simple no bake treat that is crunchy with just the right amount of chewiness. These five-ingredient cereal cookies look fancy, but are easy enough to have the kids help you make them.

Cornflake Candy with Marshmallows Recipe:

I set out on the ultimate quest.  The mission was to make a new variety of my old favorite Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies. This is a big quest, because let’s face it, those corn flake cookies with peanut butter are downright amazing. There’s something about the chewy texture and peanut butter flavor that just leaves you wanting more and more and more.

So, I started rummaging the cabinets when I stumbled upon some mini-marshmallows, and it hit me like an epiphany.  Any recipes with marshmallows and peanut butter are a home-run in my book. The best part is you can use crunchy or smooth peanut butter – it’s your call!

Ingredients Needed For Marshmallow Cornflake Treats:

Peanut Butter (crunchy or smooth)

White Sugar

Mini Marshmallows

Light (White) Corn Syrup

Corn Flakes Cereal

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How to Make No Bake Corn Flake Cookies with Marshmallows:

For the full recipe and amounts for marshmallow cornflake treats, scroll to the bottom of this post.

Instructions:

  1. Bring corn syrup and sugar to a rolling boil; remove from heat.
  2. Stir in peanut butter until completely smooth.
  3. Add in cornflakes and marshmallows, stirring until all the cornflakes are coated and the marshmallows are partially melted.
  4. Drop quickly onto parchment paper. Let cool.

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What can be made from corn flakes?

While cornflakes are rather bland as a breakfast cereal, they are quite versatile when cooking or baking.  Try crunching them up and using them as a casserole topping, or add them to your favorite dessert for a bit of crunch.  Check out some of our favorite recipes using corn flakes.

What can I do with hard marshmallows?

To make hard marshmallows soft again, try the same old trick that works with brown sugar. Add a piece of bread to the bag of marshmallows, seal the bag and let it sit for a couple days.  The moisture in the bread should migrate to the hard marshmallows, helping to soften them in texture.

Once they are softened, use them to make your favorite no-bake sweets, including:

What are drop cookies?

The term drop cookies refers to a type of cookies that are scooped and then dropped onto a baking sheet or parchment paper.  Some types of drop cookies are baked (such as chocolate chip cookies) while others are no bake cookies (such as peanut butter cornflake cookies).

Here are some of our favorite drop cookies:

Notes About Cornflake Candy with Marshmallows:

  • Use creamy peanut butter instead of crunchy, if desired.
  • To help the corn syrup pour easily from the measuring cup, spray it first with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Melted sugar is extremely hot; do not touch the mixture until cooled.
  • Move quickly when dropping the spoonfuls of cookies onto the parchment paper.  They will harden quickly.
  • Try adding some more fun add-ins such as coconut, rice krispies, dried fruit, etc.
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What can be made from peanut butter?

Peanut Blossoms

Old Fashioned Peanut Blossoms are called America's Favorite Christmas Cookie for a reason. They are the perfect marriage of peanut butter and chocolate, and kids go nuts for these classic holiday cookies. 

Peanut Butter Pie

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Pie is a from scratch pudding pie that has a decadent peanut butter flavor and smooth, creamy texture.  You may never buy a boxed pudding mix again after making this easy pudding filling. 

Salted Peanut Butter Cookies (with chocolate chunks)

White Chocolate Clusters

White Chocolate Peanut Clusters are a no bake peanut butter candy recipe that can be completed in less than 15 minutes.  The white chocolate peanut butter base coats a crunchy combination of peanuts and Rice Krispies that perfectly complements slightly melted mini marshmallows.  

Cornflake Candy with Marshmallows looks fancy, but in reality, the recipe is so simple, that even children can follow the instructions. These divine cookies will satisfy any sweet tooth, and the recipe only calls for five ingredients. 
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Cornflake Candy with Marshmallows

Cornflake Candy with Marshmallows looks fancy, but in reality, the recipe is so simple, that even children can follow the instructions. These divine cookies will satisfy any sweet tooth, and the recipe only calls for five ingredients. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cornflake candy with marshmallows
Servings: 16 cookies
Calories: 290kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 cup mini marshmallows
  • 3 cups corn flakes cereal

Instructions

  • Heat sugar and corn syrup in a medium saucepan until it comes to a full, rolling boil. Stir occasionally. Once boiling, remove from heat.
    Cornflake Candy with Marshmallows looks fancy, but in reality, the recipe is so simple, that even children can follow the instructions. These divine cookies will satisfy any sweet tooth, and the recipe only calls for five ingredients. 
  • Add peanut butter and stir until smooth.
    Cornflake Candy with Marshmallows looks fancy, but in reality, the recipe is so simple, that even children can follow the instructions. These divine cookies will satisfy any sweet tooth, and the recipe only calls for five ingredients. 
  • Stir in mini marshmallows and cornflakes. Only stir until the cornflakes are completely coated; do not fully stir in melted marshmallows.
    Cornflake Candy with Marshmallows looks fancy, but in reality, the recipe is so simple, that even children can follow the instructions. These divine cookies will satisfy any sweet tooth, and the recipe only calls for five ingredients. 
  • Drop by spoonfuls onto parchment paper. Let cool before eating.
    Cornflake Candy with Marshmallows looks fancy, but in reality, the recipe is so simple, that even children can follow the instructions. These divine cookies will satisfy any sweet tooth, and the recipe only calls for five ingredients. 

Notes

  • Use creamy peanut butter instead of crunchy, if desired.
  • To help the corn syrup pour easily from the measuring cup, spray it first with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Melted sugar is extremely hot; do not touch the mixture until cooled.
  • Move quickly when dropping the spoonfuls of cookies onto the parchment paper.  They will harden quickly. 
  • Try adding some more fun add-ins such as coconut, rice krispies, dried fruit, etc. 
  • Try our original peanut butter cornflake cookies by looking here!

Nutrition

Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 94IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 2mg

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5 Comments

  1. Our Home Economics teacher used to make these for us in Junior high school in 1979! They are so good! I’m going to make these and also add some candy corn., I will take a picture and post it , once I make them! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. If I make these in the morning, will they get hard or stay kind of chewy? I want to make them for friends coming over on Halloween night.

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