No Bake Peanut Butter Cornflake Bars

Most of you know that I work in group insurance.  All of my clients purchase different lines of insurance from different carriers for various reasons and they do so to provide health, life, dental, vision, etc. coverage to their employees.  I’m an account manager which basically means that I take care of all of my clients throughout the year and especially during the 4th quarter during their benefit renewal and a large part of that duty is to facilitate open enrollment meetings.   Are you bored yet?  Stick with me, this is going somewhere.   All of my clients are spread out across the state of Missouri which means that I do a lot of driving for these meetings.  Just out of curiosity, I counted back last week and I have been on the road for the last nine weeks.  NINE.  In nine weeks, I haven’t slept in my own bed for more than three nights in a row.  I really love this job and the people I am working with but I’m kind of ready to be home for more than a few days at a time!

All of my clients are different.  Some are large, some are smaller, some are rural, some are more urban.  Some create lots of amazing treats for their benefit meetings, and some do not.  The ones that do, though, I might put a little star by their name on my list of clients and I’m going to make sure that I don’t miss their meetings in the future.  One of those groups is the reason for this post.  Right in the middle of a heavy travel season and almost to the one breakdown I had during it all, I walked into the conference room at my client’s location and the first thing I see is two of the HR ladies filling TRAYS and TRAYS of goodies.  Cookies, brownies, cakes, coffee, etc.  You name it, they had thought to have it.  How fun is that?

No Bake Peanut Butter Cornflake Bars

And one of those treats – you guessed it – no-bake peanut butter clusters.  I definitely ate two of these for breakfast and had one after lunch and then sneaked another later on.  I couldn’t help it.  They were so.so.so. good.  So, of course, I had to have them again.  But instead of clusters, I made them into bars. Very edible and sweet and chewy no-bake peanut butter cornflake bars.  And have I mentioned how simple these are?  Please, please, please, plan to leave some of these for Santa.  He will definitely be back during his travels next year!

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Cornflake Bars

Yield: 21 bars

Total Time: 30 min

A super-simple, kid-pleasing treat with peanut butter and cornflakes. And best of all, they are no-bake!

Ingredients:

6 cups corn flake cereal
1 cup granulate sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup creamy peanut butter

Directions:

Measure the corn flakes into a large bowl and set aside. Generously grease a 9x13 rimmed cookie sheet, and/or line with parchment paper.

In a heavy sauce pot over medium heat, combine the sugar and corn syrup and stir. As the mixture heats up, stir almost constantly. After 10-12 minutes, the mixture will just begin to boil around the outside rim of the pan. When you see this, remove from heat and quickly stir in the peanut butter until smooth.

Pour the peanut butter mixture over the corn flakes and, working quickly, stir well until the cereal is coated. Pour the coated corn flakes into the prepared cookie sheet and spread evenly. Allow the mixture to set for about 20 minutes before cutting.

No Bake Peanut Butter Cornflake Bars