Apr 24

Peanut Butter Cornflake No-Bakes

Welcome to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama, Emily from Whatever Floats Your Oats, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl, and Cassandra from Powered By Bling, to create awesome healthy recipes each week!

This week’s theme = No-Bake! Make sure you hop around to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and feel free to add your own recipe as well!

I recently acquired a cookbook filled with all sorts of different interesting recipes that allow me to use up stuff in my kitchen, and since it has both savory and sweet recipes, I decided to try out another recipe for today!

Not gonna lie, the original recipe scared me a little. I don’t want to use an entire cup of sugar, nor did I feel like using 1 cup of light corn syrup (I don’t even have any D: ), so as per usual, I healthified this sucker! :]

She mentions this in her book too, but feel free to sub in a different nut butter or cereal for this recipe! Depending on the type of nut butter you use, you may or may not want to try throwing in a teaspoon of salt. You can also sub in your choice of sweetener (e.g. agave nectar, molasses, honey…), so I went with what I had the most of (aka peanut butter + honey)!

This recipe made about a dozen “cookies!”

Peanut Butter Cornflake No-Bakes

pbcornflakenobakesThanks again for the plate, Kaylin! <3!


  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cornflakes (I used Nature’s Path Fruit Juice Sweetened Corn Flakes)


  1. In a medium-sized pot, combine the honey, peanut butter and vanilla extract. Stir constantly over medium heat until it reaches a boil.
  2. Remove from heat + stir in the cornflakes.
  3. Drop 2-tablespoon-sized clumps onto a sheet of parchment paper and let it cool completely (~20 minutes) before eating.
  4. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge, or at cool room temperature for up to a few days!


End-ish of Week Recap!

  • It’s IBS Awareness Month! Learn more about it on this week’s Medical Mondays!
  • ‘Twas my birthday on Tuesday! (I’m gettin’ so old! ;_; ) Find out more on how I recharge with my other life! (If you’ve ever wanted to hear me sing and/or play piano or watch me dance…)

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    Thanks, Google! :O

  • This month’s Recipe ReDux theme was Spring Cleaning! I had an epic “leftover potluck” and also made Sriracha Tuna Fried Rice!
  • Are you a fan of desserts?! I wrote up a post on a birthday cake/dessert documentary of years past!

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  1. Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating

    AH! I’m so glad you are using the plate, especially for plating up some deliciousness. Man, I haven’t had cornflakes in ages, but these sound so good–especially with the honey. Honey is probably one of my most favorite ingredients ever. I think we are going to even have little tiny jars of honey as wedding favors. 🙂

    1. Farrah

      I love it! 😀 Thanks so much again! I’m sure my readers will appreciate seeing me using a different plate (for once :O!!), haha.

      That’s an adorable wedding favor idea! <3!

  2. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    O my gosh, Farrah! I love these! Haha! Nature’s path corn flakes are the best! So simple and pure and I love the addition of PB! <3
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    1. Farrah

      I love em’! They were on sale a while ago and I snatched them up–hooray for finallyyy using them in something! 😀 (I’ve been lagging. ._.)

  3. Susie @ SuzLyfe

    I love corn flakes. So simple, so delicious.
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    1. Farrah

      Agreed! :D!

  4. Barbara

    Great recipes! Can’t wait to try them!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Barbara! :]

  5. Annmarie

    Love how simple these are, looks so yummy! Hope you had a great birthday and have an fabulous weekend!!! <3
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much, Annmarie! 😀 Hope you have an awesome weekend as well!

  6. Heather @ The Nerdy Fox

    No bake is right up my ally! I’m so busy that it’s hard to set aside time for baking.
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    1. Farrah

      Agreed! I also get way too lazy to turn on my oven (hah…)! :p

  7. Channing

    I almost made those too! I’m loving my new cookbook too! I’m going to be doing another one next week! 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      All those recipes are making it hard to decide how to prioritize what I want to make, but I kinda like having all these choices! 😀

      Hope you have a great weekend!

  8. Betsy

    Mmmmmm you had me at peanut butter!
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    1. Farrah

      :D! Tis a magical substance!

  9. Alyssa @ Renaissancerunnergirl

    These look YUM! Will need to try them, with GF cornflakes of course.
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Alyssa! 😀 I hope you have a lovely weekend! :]

  10. Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl

    I LOVE the peanut butter and honey combo, so these sound delicious! I’ll have to try them out with GF corn flakes 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks! 😀 The ones I used just so happened to be gluten-free, so I was able to successfully share em’ with everyone without having to extensively ask about food restrictions! 😛

  11. Erin@BeetsPerMinute

    Corn flakes are magical I add them to so many things. I’m really loving the no bake stuff these days. It’s so good, it almost feels like you’re eating stuff as it’s being prepped for cooking, but you’re not! I need to put these on my list!
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    1. Farrah

      Agreed! 😀 Although I definitely snuck a few bites while I was making em’. (I was taste-testing!!)

  12. Sam @ PancakeWarriors

    Yum anything with peanut butter is my kind of snack!! Love how easy these are to make too!
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    1. Farrah

      Agreed! Easy snacks make me super happy, haha. I still have a whole ‘nother 1 lb. jar to use up! x_x

  13. Ivanna

    These look good. I think the kids and my husband would like them, they love peanut butter 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      I hope they do! These are definitely peanut buttery with just the right amount of sweetness! :]

  14. Jess @hellotofit

    Mmmm loving the peanut butter!! Great idea 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      I took em’ to church and they were very well received! 😀 (They are slightly wary sometimes because I insist on bringing in only healthy things, haha.)

  15. Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog

    I love that these only have four ingredients! Quick, easy snacks like this are the best. =)
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    1. Farrah

      Yes indeed! Recipes that are super easy + quick make me so happy! 😛

  16. Cassandra @PoweredByBling

    Happy Belated Birthday, Farrah! Hope you’re having a fabulous birthday week.

    Anything with peanut butter is a recipe for me!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much, Cassandra! It’s been a good one! I love my rotation right now, so that definitely helps! :]

      Hope you have a great weekend!

  17. Ariana

    Ooo those look so good! A few years ago I made something similar at Christmas – it had Chex cereal, corn syrup, and sugar. But because it was Christmas I definitely went with all the sugar 😉

    I really wanted to bake something because I’m home sick from work tonight! These would be perfect except I just got my braces tightened and I don’t think my teeth could handle that haha.
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    1. Farrah

      Aww, I’m sorry you’re sick! :[ Hope you feel better soon! (Get some rest + drink lots of fluids! <3 ) These probably would not be the best choice, but...great excuse to enjoy a smoothie? :]!

  18. Sarah

    Yum! You had me at peanut butter!!
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    1. Farrah

      Peanut butter is a wonderful substance! 😛

  19. diane@runninrocker

    Those look and sound delicious and so EASY! That’s key for me….I’m not super creative or inventive and don’t keep lots of ingredients around and I love peanut butter! Thanks for sharing!!
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    1. Farrah

      I hope you like these! 😀 I think they’ll be right up your alley if you like peanut butter + super easy recipes :]!

  20. chelsea @ the new wifestyle

    ohh how interesting i never would have thought to make corn flakes into cookies! YUM!
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    1. Farrah

      I like when unexpected creativity happens due to attempting to use up random ingredients in the kitchen! :D!

  21. Amber

    oh my god i AM DROOLING these look totes tasty 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      hehehe, thanks so much, Amber!

  22. Olivia Schwab

    These look soo good! I love corn flakes!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Olivia! <3

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