Saturday, December 21, 2013
Peanut Butter Chewies (No Bake Cookies)
The above photo was not meant to be a featured photo. I had dipped some of these cookies in melted chocolate, and loved the balance of milk chocolate and peanut butter (you could use dark). The sun had set, and I decided to photograph some finished shots the next day. Only, the cookies were gone when I returned with my camera in hand. Apparently, the male mice of the house, had gotten into the chocolate dipped cookies and I didn't have time to melt more chocolate. So, here they are "plain Jane" and non-food styled-- but these are freakin' good, is all I can say.
I say this because I like peanut butter-- especially slathered on warm toast and homemade jam. I like Reese's peanut butter cups. But, I don't looooooooooooove peanut butter, the way that my men do. A few years ago, one of my students gifted me with a plate of these cookies. It was love at first bite. They were chewy, and gooey, and sweet and as addicting to me as Rice Krispie Treats. I kept asking for the recipe, but quit asking because she never produced it.
So, I did a google search for "peanut butter, corn flakes, cookies" and I found the recipe on Karo Syrup's website. I found the recipe! I changed the method of making them, which worked out well for me:
TASTING NOTES: For my own personal taste, I would decrease the white sugar and corn syrup by 1/4 each. I haven't tried this, but I plan to. I see no reason why you couldn't add mini chocolate chips or use chunky peanut butter. I would think that Rice Krispies would be another good cereal substitute.
Bottom line, if you are looking for a very quick sweet treat to make for a potluck or a troop of kids-- this recipe couldn't be easier to make. I take no responsibility for the sugar rush that might follow.
I'm on a two-week vacation, and I hope to get my food blogging mojo back. I'm not traveling, so kitchen time is looking good!
I always post a printable recipe card at the end of each recipe post. If you cannot view it, you might be using an older version of InternetExplorer. You should be able to view my recipe cards with Safari, Mozilla, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.
If you still can't view the recipe card, all of my recipes are stored on Key Ingredient, by clicking here.
Posted by Debby Foodiewife