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Easy Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

"These simple saucepan cookies are a snap to make," assures Marg Mitro of Grafton, Ontario. "In fact, I can whip them up in 10 minutes for school lunches. The little treats are a big hit with any crowd—young or old," she adds.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:39 servings


  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 to 5 cups cornflakes


  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring the corn syrup and sugar to a boil. Add the peanut butter. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla and cornflakes.
  • 2. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 6-1/2 dozen, 39 servings, 2 per serving.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 83 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 62 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.