Many of you may remember these deliciously chewy peanut butter treats from your childhood and if they don’t immediately ring a bell, the first bite might fix that! They are super easy to make and a nice break from your standard cookie as they are made on the stovetop. If you’d like to jump right to the recipe just scroll down to see the printable recipe card. If you have time to visit a spell, grab something nice to drink and keep reading.
As I type this my head is spinning with menus and lists in preparation of our son coming home. He took his final exam yesterday and his first semester away at college is coming to a close. Overall, it’s been a great experience and I think he’s taken pretty good advantage of the opportunities given to him. Here on the home front, we’ve adjusted pretty well also. I quickly learned that even though he was a couple of hours away, phone calls would not decrease and we have seen him about as often as I suspected we would. Brief weekend visits and the occasional meeting up at the halfway point for supper have been nice little check ins.
He’s managed to visit enough so that I know two things: 1. He isn’t starving and 2. He desperately needs a haircut, but apparently he is on strike in that department. Like my mother said, though, “most parents would give anything for that to be their biggest problem with their teenager”.
It is satisfying to see the seasons in our lives change – and a great blessing to watch the leaves turn from one to the next. And when the family shifts, we all settle in, find our new spots, and look around us with fresh appreciation for one another. It is exciting to have this special time with our daughter being the only child at home and it is exciting to be able to look forward to our son visiting – as I’m sure he will enjoy the special treatment of treated a being a bit more like a guest than he was before. And with Ricky and me, it is exciting to be at a season where we can sit down in the evenings with cups of coffee, talk over our day without interruption, and plan our future knowing that so much more awaits us.
If you tuned into my video yesterday, part of what awaits me involves some crazy cooking adventures with Brady during this end of the year break! Click here to see the video, it’s the top one.
Now let’s make an old fashioned recipe that my husband’s grandmother used to make for him as a child.
To make this old fashioned recipe, you’ll need: sugar, clear corn syrup (usually sold as Karo), smooth peanut butter, and cornflakes.
Tear off two large sheets of waxed paper (about 12 x 16 each) and spray lightly with cooking spray. Set aside on a table or countertop.
Place sugar and karo syrup in a large pot over medium high heat. Stir constantly as it comes to a boil. As soon as it comes to a boil, remove from heat.
Interesting note: Karo is a nickname we have for our daughter. In the earlier days of SouthernPlate I used to refer to as Karo often in posts and then I had someone ask me if I had actually named my daughter after corn syrup so we just started using her full name, Katy Rose, and at the age of fourteen she has simply become Katy. No, I didn’t name my daughter after corn syrup, but I’ve seen some names lately that would make that seem like a very appealing option. 😉
Immediately stir in peanut butter until smooth.
Pour entire box of cornflakes in and stir rapidly until coated.
Drop by spoonfuls onto greased waxed paper and allow to cool completely before storing in airtight container.
These are so chewy and good! All of your peanut butter lovers will flip and those who remember these from their childhood might even tear up a bit after the first bite!
Enjoy! (you will)
- 2 cups sugar
- 1+ ½ cup clear Karo syrup
- 2 cups smooth peanut butter
- 12 ounce box cornflakes (unsweetened)
- Tear off two large sheets of waxed paper (about 12 x 16 each) and spray lightly with cooking spray. Set aside on a table or countertop.
- Place sugar and syrup in a large pot over medium high heat. Stir constantly as it comes to a boil. As soon as it comes to a boil, remove from heat.
- Immediately stir in peanut butter until smooth. Pour entire box of cornflakes in and stir rapidly until coated.
- Drop by spoonfuls onto greased waxed paper and allow to cool completely before storing in airtight container.
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