Easy No-Bake Cornflake Cookies for Beginners

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Easy no-bake cookies are a great way to clean your pantry. In fact, this recipe may motivate you to take a look-see at what you have that can be put to good use now.

A bunch of no-bake cookies.

About these

A few days ago I started rearranging a few things on the bottom shelf of our pantry.  Before I knew it, the entire shelf was emptied with its contents scattered about our countertop.  After wiping down and then selectively replacing certain items and tossing out or finding new homes for others, I found myself working my way up the other four shelves and following suit.  It was somewhere between the fourth and second shelf that I came across the biggest box of (partially used) cornflakes I had ever seen.   What am I going to do with these I asked…

A pile of cornflakes.

Fast forward a few day later.  The newly organized pantry is not only tidier and more user friendly, it also had a few less things in it.  Namely, thanks in part to this recipe, fewer cornflakes, one less jar of half-full peanut butter, fewer (loose) sheets of parchment paper, and (please don’t judge me) – no more half-empty packages of chocolate chips.

a pot of peanut butter sauce

So, I threw a cup or so of some succulent mint chocolate chips into the mix.  Is that so very wrong?  To those of you who are nodding your heads in affirmation,  I beg to differ.

A tray of peanut butter cookies.
A close up of a chocolate dessert.

If you have anything of a sweet-tooth, which I may or may not, (O.K, that’s a blatant untruth – I have a sweet-tooth the size of Texas) these cookies are made even better by an ever so subtle suggestion – almost an afterthought, of mint.  Good just got better.

A close up of a Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cornflake Cookie

I’m not much of a house cleaner, it’s  not my forte, it’s not my favorite past-time  There are certain rewards to attending to some routine house duties however.  For the purpose of this discussion, our big kitchen pantry is no longer the over-sized and unpleasant kitchen beast that it was just a few days prior.  Also as a result of taking care of that little chore, comes a new cookie recipe that is going to make for some very happy co-workers tomorrow.   By the way, I think the place is hiring and with treats like these, you just may want to consider dropping off an application.   Just sayin’.   Happy weekend to all.

A stack of three Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cornflake Cookies

New to baking?  Learn how to make cookies from our own in-house professional chef, CIA-trained Chef Kat.

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No-Bake Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cornflake Cookies

5 from 1 vote
Easy no-bake cookies that are perfect for a beginner!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Yield: 48


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup mint chocolate chips
  • 6 cups corn flakes


  • Bring sugar & syrup to a boil. Remove from heat & add butter & peanut butter. Melt it all together.
  • Pour melted mixture over cornflakes. Add chocolate chips and mix together thoroughly. Spoon onto wax parchment paper.


Calories: 111kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 63mg, Potassium: 62mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 94IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 6mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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  1. I have to remember this recipe when we want a quick yummy treat! Mint chocolate chips and peanut butter are always a hit in my house!

  2. We don’t often have cornflakes on hand — they tend to be something we buy for a specific recipe. So it’s great having this recipe, to use all the extra! This looks wonderful — thanks.

  3. I am definitely dropping off n application at your job site! Treats like these I would be crazy to miss out on – these look and sound so tantalizing to me as I have a sweet tooth the size of Texas doubled!

  4. A great combination for a quick and easy treat! I love knowing you cleaned out your pantry and were inspired to make these, Dan. 🙂 I remember making no-bake cookies similar growing up, so these are quite nostalgic. Not sure about the mint (hubby doesn’t like it with chocolate), but I can see whipping these up with regular or milk chocolate chips which we always have on hand. Wishing you and your sweet family a wonderful and meaningful Easter holiday, my friend! xo

  5. Haven’t we all had the same problem. Or I bought a cereal that no one really likes. Obviously it doesn’t have to be just corn flakes. And who doesn’t like chocolate and peanut butter? I don’t really want an answer to that question, because I am not sure that I would have anything in common with them.

  6. These cookies sound so good! Nice job Dan, these would be great as breakfast cookies with some protein.

    1. Thank you Ladies. These are easy and I have to say, people are going ga-ga over them at work. Hope you both have a wonderful Easter weekend.