Monday, January 19, 2009

Irresistible Corn Flake Gooey Globs

There may be a real name for these. But I don't seem to have that on the smoogy scrap of paper on which I scribbled the directions. It might have been (might, mind you) that I was too busy feeding my face to remember to ask for more than the directions at the time. If you know the real name, or want to make them and suggest your own name, feel free. I'd love to hear what you would call them.

Just know that you will not be able to eat just one. And if you made the noble vow to drop a few pounds this year, click away now, before the temptation ruins your resolve. I do not want to be responsible for your fall.

This is only for those of you who are either:

A. Naturally skinny and don't have to worry about dieting, or...

B. Strong-willed enough to make them for the kids and totally abstain from eating half the batch yourself.

If you are in either of these categories, (sigh) you are sooo much ahead of the game that the rest of us might as well just quit and make a double batch.

So, here goes...


1. In a medium sauce pan, bring 1 cup of sugar, and one cup Karo to a rolling boil. Remove from heat, add 1 Cup Peanut butter and mix well till dissolved.

2. In a buttered bowl, put 6 Cups of Cornflakes and pour the sticky stuff over. Mix till coated with a buttered spoon and then drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper. Let them cool.

3. Try to eat just one.

These, by the way do not require the use of an oven, which is why I thought of them in my oven-less state.


Barb said...

Making these even more decadent: instead of little 'globs', press the mixture into a greased 9x13 pan, and sprinkle chocolate chips on top while still warm. As the chips melt, spread over the pan. We know these as clark bars.

Anonymous said...

We used to make these all the time, but I lost my recipe! We love these so thank you, thank you, thank you! We called them cornflake candy.

By the way... back in the day when me and my sisters was growing up and in school, we had them as dessert in the lunchroom. That wouldn't happen in this day and time!