Easy Peanut Butter Balls

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 dozen

Updated: Jun. 08, 2022
"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.
Easy Peanut Butter Balls Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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 tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper. Store in an airtight container.
Peanut Butter-Reduced fat/Generic
Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

1 peanut butter ball: 69 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.