If I had to describe my diet growing up, I would say that it consisted of beef ramen noodles, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, and Dr. Pepper. I cross my fingers every day that that mixture of nutrition doesn’t come back to bite me. It was my diet of choice. I like to look back and fantasize that my poor mother just didn’t cook any meals and I had to do what I had to do. That, of course, isn’t true, but the fantasizing has done a number on my memory. When I look back at my childhood, I can remember my mom cooking two things: Grammy’s Mac and Cheese and her extra special peanut butter treats. There was one fateful night of borscht, but we won’t go into that horror story here.
If I remember the story correctly, my mom found this recipe on a box of Corn Flakes in the ’90s. All I really know is that one day they appeared in my life and I was hooked. The recipe has been perfected over the years with love.
This weekend, I shared these with my girls for the first time. The making of them was a bit stressful since all of the cooking is done over a hot pan, and controlling four wild arms that have a tremendously hard time not snitching is next to impossible. Luckily, my youngest doesn’t love being dirty so she was quick to hop down to wash her hands in the bathroom. I promptly sent her big sister to help her and raced like mad to finish while they were gone. And luckily for me, these are so easy to make, I succeeded. One bite and the girls were hooked, and my love for them was renewed.
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- In a large pan, combine sugar and corn syrup. Stir (preferably) with a wooden spoon over medium heat. Have peanut butter pre-measured and ready.
- When the corn syrup mixture begins to boil remove from heat.
- Quickly stir in peanut butter until all is melted.
- Stir in corn flakes.
- Place a sheet of wax paper over a cutting board.
- Pour the corn flake mixture onto the wax paper.
- Cover with another piece of wax paper and roll it out using a rolling pin.
- Allow to cool for approximately 2 minutes.
- Cut into squares.