Cornflake Cookies {No-Bake Recipe)

These sweet and salty Cornflake Cookies are a treat you’ll want to make for any season! Everyone will love these chewy cookies that don’t require any baking!

cornflake cookies

Cornflake Cookies are such a simple, delicious treat to add to your baking list, especially if the kids are wanting to help. These cookies require only a few basic ingredients and take just a few minutes to prepare, making them a perfect recipe to make with kids. Life can get busy, especially during the holidays, and this shortcut recipe is the perfect homemade treat for gifts. They start with a crisp cookie base, covered in a chewy peanut butter coating, that everyone will love!

cornflake cookie ingredients

How to Make No-Bake Cornflake Cookies


  • Sugar
  • Corn syrup
  • Peanut Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Corn Flakes


  • Baking Sheets
  • Saucepan
  • Cookie Scoop

Holiday Alternatives

If you want to make these cookies festive for the holidays, you can do one of two options. 

  1. Add Festive Sprinkles – You can simply add colorful sprinkles to the finished cookies – just be sure to add the sprinkles to the cookies as soon as you drop them on the baking sheet.
  2. Turn them into Wreaths – You can add a few drops of green food coloring to the peanut butter mixture as you warm it up. Then simply use a wooden spoon handle to make holes in the center of the cookies to resemble wreaths. Decorate immediately with sprinkles and/or red hot candies.
cornflake cookies

How to Store Leftover Cornflake Cookies

Store leftover cookies in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag. You can place a piece of parchment paper between layers to prevent the cookies from sticking together. Store the container or bag in a cool, dry place like a pantry or cupboard away from heat.

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cornflake cookies

Cornflake Cookies {No-Bake Recipe)

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  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 cups cornflakes


  1. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, and peanut butter over medium heat.
  3. Stir often until the peanut butter mixture comes to a boil. Continue boiling for 2 minutes, stirring frequently, then remove from heat and stir in the cornflakes.
  4. Use a cookie scoop to portion out the cornflake mixture in 2-3 tablespoons sized cookies onto the prepared baking mats.
  5. Let set for 1-2 hours before storing or serving.

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