Crunchy Peanut Butter Drops Recipe

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Four pantry items are all you'll need to whip up Tammy Lewis' no-bake nibbles. "These simple treats make an ideal after-school snack," she writes from her Hudson, South Dakota home.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing
MAKES:21 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing
MAKES: 21 servings


  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 4 cups cornflakes

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 245 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 172mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir corn syrup and sugar for 7-8 minutes or until sugar is dissolved (do not boil). Remove from the heat; add peanut butter and stir until smooth. Fold in cornflakes.
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper coated with cooking spray. Let stand for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until set. Store in a waxed paper-lined airtight container. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
Originally published as Crunchy Peanut Butter Drops in Quick Cooking May/June 2002, p41

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mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 244939
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2016

"These are extra peanut buttery! These rich treats can be made quickly. Recipe can easy be adapted- by simply stiring in a cup of peanuts, it gives the drops and extra crunch! As a volunteer food editor with Taste of Home magazine, I enjoy classic recipes that can be easily tailored to my family's tastes."

lefurgey User ID: 2391281 34918
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2009

"When I was a little girl we had these sometimes as a snack at school. I LOVED them. I've tried for years to find a recipe for them but couldn't until now. I've made them for my family and they love them also. Thank you so much. Donna Lefurgey, Chino Valley, Arizona"

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