Cornflake Cookies

11.25.2018

Cornflake Cookies – with kettle chips! These sweet and salty no bake cookies are a treat you’ll want to make a new tradition every holiday season! And they couldn’t be easier to make, you don’t even need to the oven on.

No Bake Cornflake Cookies

Cornflake Cookies

These cornflake cookies only require basic ingredients and a few simple steps yet you get such an irresistible, addictive end result!

It starts with crispy cookie base, thanks to the cornflakes and kettle chips, then they’re covered in a chewy, sweet peanut butter coating and finished with colorful sprinkles if you want to make them festive.

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I know things can get so busy during the holiday season and this shortcut recipe is the perfect way to have a homemade treat for gifting! I’m yet to meet someone who doesn’t love them!

For this recipe I used my go-to brand of kettle chips – Kettle Brand potato chips. They’re perfectly crisp, consistency delicious and always a snack everybody loves!

They work magic in these simple cookies, adding in some richness and a nice lightly salty flavor to balance out all the sweetness.

How to Make Cornflake Cookies

  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or wax paper, set aside.
  • In a large saucepan stir together sugar and corn syrup.

Cornflake Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.

Cornflake Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Once it reaches a boil, remove from heat, stir in peanut butter and vanilla.

Cornflake Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Quickly stir it until smooth.

Cornflake Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Add in cornflakes and potato chips and toss to coat well.

Cornflake Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Immediately scoop mixture out and drop by rounded spoonfuls (using two spoons or a cookie scoop) onto lined baking sheets.
  • Let set at room temperature. Store in an airtight container.

No Bake Cornflake Cookies

Tips for This Recipe

  • Crush kettle chips about the same size as the cornflakes. Measure after crushing.
  • Don’t use crunchy peanut butter, only use creamy peanut butter here. A natural peanut butter should be fine as long as it’s not runny.
  • Have ingredients and parchment ready because this sugar mixture will start to set quickly.
  • Also toss with cornflakes and chips and drop right away before it starts to set in the saucepan, then add sprinkles immediately if using.

No Bake Cornflake Cookies

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Corn Flake Cookies

5 from 3 votes

Cornflake Cookies - with kettle chips! These sweet and salty no bake cookies are a treat you'll want to make a new tradition every holiday season! And these crisp and chewy peanut butter flavored cookies couldn't be easier to make, you don't even need to the oven on.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cornflake Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 22
Calories: 142 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (235 ml) light corn syrup
  • 1 cup (246g) creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups (127g) cornflakes cereal
  • 2 cups (113g) crushed Kettle Potato Chips*

Instructions

  1. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or wax paper (or just spread a long sheet of it across the counter).

  2. In a large saucepan stir together sugar and corn syrup. 

  3. Bring just to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.

  4. Remove from heat immediately stir in peanut butter and vanilla.

  5. Add in cornflakes and potato chips and toss to coat well.

  6. Immediately scoop mixture out and drop by rounded spoonfuls (using two spoons or a cookie scoop) onto lined baking sheets.**

  7. Let set at room temperature. Store in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

  • *Crush kettle chips about the size of the cornflakes, measure after crushing.
  • **If adding sprinkles immediately sprinkle some over after dropping each cookie before the start to set, otherwise sprinkles won't stick.
Nutrition Facts
Corn Flake Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 142 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 117mg 5%
Potassium 151mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 10g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 2.1%
Vitamin C 2.4%
Calcium 0.7%
Iron 10.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

6 comments

  • Candice: Great as squares as well. Just press into an 8×8 pan. I like to spread melted mini Hershey’s Kisses on top, but you could also sprinkle chocolate chips on top while still warm. Wait 5 minutes, then spread. 🙂 December 2, 2018 at 9:48am Reply

  • Jill: Yum! These came out great. I love “no-bake” cookies especially with corn flakes! December 1, 2018 at 3:08pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked them Jill! Thanks for your review! December 1, 2018 at 5:32pm Reply

  • Brandi: Can you use regular potato chips? November 27, 2018 at 2:07pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: My mom actually tried because that’s what she had and we both liked the kettle chips here better. November 27, 2018 at 5:58pm Reply

  • B&R Food Services: Thanks for sharing this recipe November 27, 2018 at 6:37am Reply

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