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Peanut Butter Cornflake Bars (No Bake) 
 Peanut Butter Cornflake Bars. These delicious bars are a favorite summertime treat! Not only are they no baked, which keeps you out of the heat of the kitchen, but they are quick and easy to make.
They also use only four simple ingredients, excluding the optional topping.  Simple ingredients that most people will have in their kitchen right now.
Peanut Butter Cornflake Bars (No Bake) 
Not only is it a no bake recipe, engineered to get you in and out of the kitchen quickly and fuss free, but it is also a small batch recipe!  Yep I small-batched this old, old recipe of mine to make only 8 servings, which is plenty!
Especially if you don’t have children around to help you eat them!  As it was I took half of them over to my next door neighbor.  I wanted to do something nice  for her. 
Peanut Butter Cornflake Bars (No Bake) 
She was so warm and welcoming when I was first moving into my new home.  I have observed that she is like that with everyone.  Always checking on the singles who live on the street making sure they are okay.
She seems very kind.  I just wanted to do something nice for her.  But, you can’t out-give a giver. I came home with two porch chairs that she is lending me until I can get some of my own. Sigh  . . . 

Peanut Butter Cornflake Bars (No Bake) 
This was very kind of her.  I suppose she had noticed that I was never out on my porch. To be honest I haven’t had a lot of time for porch sitting.
Funny that. I thought I would have oodles of extra time on my hands, but it seems my time keeps getting eaten up with one thing or another. I don’t mind.

Peanut Butter Cornflake Bars (No Bake) 

I would much rather be busy than bored silly. Mom always said there was no rest for the wicked.  I must be much naughtier than I thought! 
In any case, these bars are perfect in the summertime when the temperatures start to soar and you want something sweet to eat, but just don’t want to heat up your kitchen!
Peanut Butter Cornflake Bars (No Bake) 
They are also something which my children used to love, and I didn’t mind making them for them either. They were so quick and easy to make.
Quick, easy, chewy, a but crunchy, these are always on the delicious side of pleasing!

Peanut Butter Cornflake Bars (No Bake) 
Don’t look at how straight cut my squares are. I am having a day when everything I cut is a bit wonky!  Some days I can’t cut a straight line to save my life!  My sister is much better at this than I am at the best of times.
These are chewy, crunchy and filled with loads of peanut butter tastiness! If you like peanut butter as much as I do, prepare yourself to fall in love!

Peanut Butter Cornflake Bars (No Bake) 
I have often thought about what I would take with me if I knew I was going to be marooned on a desert island.  Peanut butter would be one thing (protein and tasty), potatoes (because I just couldn’t exist without potatoes.)
An axe or knife and something to start a fire.  If you have a few potatoes, you can always grow more.  If you have an axe or a knife you can cut brush, sticks, etc. make hunting and fishing tools, a roof for over your head.

Peanut Butter Cornflake Bars (No Bake) 
The fire one, self explanatory really. Handy for cooking and keeping warm.  I reckon you could survive for quite a while with just those things. 
Like I said, these tasty bars only take four simple ingredients.  Peanut Butter.  Corn syrup (or golden syrup). Sugar.  Cornflakes cereal.
Peanut Butter Cornflake Bars (No Bake) 
That’s it, so simple!  You just melt the peanut butter, syrup and sugar together in a sauce pan, stir in the cornflakes and then press the mixture into an 8-inch square pan.
Alternatively you could press the mixture into a 9 by 5 inch loaf tin, in which case you would get thicker bars, which is also not a bad thing.

Peanut Butter Cornflake Bars (No Bake) 
Today I added an optional topping.  Its just melted chocolate chips with some peanut butter chips sprinkled over top for looks. Easy peasy.  Also no bake/little cook.
I melt my chocolate chips in the microwave.  Its easily done. Just pop them into a bowl and cook them on high for about a minute or so, stirring them every 30 seconds.  The length of time depends on the strength of your microwave.

Peanut Butter Cornflake Bars (No Bake)

Mine takes about a minute and a half for the perfect melt. They won’t be totally melted, but as you stir them the heat in the bowl and already melted chips will melt everything perfectly. 
Just spread that over top of the squares. I also added some peanut butter chops, but white chocolate chips, or butterscotch chips would also be nice, or no chips at all. Its your choice really! 
If you are a fan of chewy crunchy moreishness, you are in for a real treat with these simple, easy and quick to make bars. The hardest part will be waiting the hour for them to set up!  I guarantee!

Peanut Butter Cornflake Bars (Small Batch)

Peanut Butter Cornflake Bars (Small Batch)

Yield: 8
Author: Marie Rayner
Cook time: 15 Mininactive time: 1 HourTotal time: 1 H & 15 M
Delicious bars made with only four ingredients, not including the optional chocolate topping. Quick to make, easy and no bake, these are delicious!
  • 3/4 cup (135g) creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup (96g) granulated sugar (In the UK use castor sugar)
  • 1/2 cup (175g) light corn syrup (In the UK use golden syrup)
  • 3 cups (65g)cornflakes 
Optional Topping:
  • 2/3 cup (120g) chocolate chips, melted
  • a handful of peanut butter chips (optional)
  1. Butter an 8-inch square baking tin and line with baking paper. Butter the paper. Set aside.
  2. Combine the peanut butter, corn syrup and sugar in a saucepan. Cook and stir over medium low heat until the sugar has dissolved completely and everything is well combined. Remove from the heat.
  3. Stir in the cornflakes and then spread the mixture into your prepared pan, pressing it down lightly.
  4. Melt the chocolate chips (If using) in which ever way you prefer. (I microwave them on high in a microwavable bowl, stirring them every 30 seconds)  
  5. Pour the melted chocolate chips over the cornflake peanut butter mixture in the pan and spread out to cover completely. (Its easy if you use the back of a metal spoon.)  Sprinkle with the peanut butter chips if using.
  6. Leave to set for about an hour before cutting into bars.

If desired you may top these with chocolate and chopped roasted peanuts. Also very delicious!!

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