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Friday, June 25, 2010

No Bake Peanut Butter Balls

With summer temperatures in full swing in St. Louis (seriously--85 degrees would be a RELIEF these days!), I try to use my oven a minimum. Of course, there's still plenty of baking in The Sweets Life kitchen, but I aim to make more no-bake desserts on particularly unbearable days. These no bake peanut butter balls, which are shaped more like blobs than balls :), are a great example of this.

These are a lot like the cornflake scotcheroos, another no bake favorite, but perfect if you need something non-chocolate. They require a little more work because you don't just press them into a pan, but the whole treat takes less than 20 minutes to make! I prefer these cold right out of the fridge, but they're also good at room temperature.

No Bake Peanut Butter Balls (Blobs)
from Cooks.com

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

1. In a saucepan over medium heat, dissolve sugar into corn syrup, stirring constantly.
2. Remove from heat. Add peanut butter and stir until melted completely. Mix in cornflakes and carefully stir to coat cornflakes with peanut butter mixture without crushing.
3. Using a spoon or your hands, drop small portions of the cornflake mixture onto wax paper and allow to cool (can also place in fridge or freezer to speed up cooling process).