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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Holycraptheseareamazing Cookies Revisited: Peanut Butter Bliss

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When I first posted about these mind-numbingly delicious, crispy, creamy little balls of peanut butter perfection it caused quite a stir. Even though that was several months ago, I'm still feeling ripples from the shock waves these little guys caused around the blogosphere. I was thrilled by the enthusiastic reaction they received, though I really wasn't too surprised. After all, what's not to love about a ridiculously simple and decadently rich peanut butter cookie that you don't even have to bake? So, when I read about The Peanut Butter Boy's new event, The Great Peanut Butter Exhibition #1 - Cookies, I knew that I had to share this recipe again.
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The Great Peanut Butter Exhibition is a joint effort of The Peanut Butter Boy in conjunction with The Chocolate Peanut Butter Gallery and Foodaphilia, to present the latest and greatest in peanut butter blogging. They plan to choose a new peanut buttery theme each month. I think it's a terrific idea and I look forward to "spreading" more peanut butter love around in future events as well.
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Holycraptheseareamazing Cookies require only four ingredients. They are basically thrown together in a saucepan, dropped on a cookie sheet and cooled. You can literally be eating these little blobs of bliss in less than twenty minutes.
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I've chosen to add a drizzle of dark chocolate over the cookies, mostly to make the pictures look prettier, but that's not part of the original recipe. I happen to think the chocolate is the yin to peanut butter's yang. If you're a purist, by all means, omit the chocolate. The cookies are just as scrumptious without it.
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By the way, if you're interested in learning how these cookies got their unusual name, go here.
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Holycraptheseareamazing Cookies
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Ingredients:
(Makes about 3 dozen cookies)
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1 cup sugar

1 cup corn syrup
1 jar (18 oz ounce) peanut butter, crunchy or creamy (I like creamy.)
6 cups corn flakes
3 oz good quality chocolate of your choice (optional)
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Preparation:

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Combine sugar and corn syrup in a medium saucepan. Place over medium-high heat and stir until the mixture comes to a full boil.
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Remove from heat and stir in the whole jar of peanut butter. Mix well.
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Add corn flakes to a large bowl. Pour peanut butter mixture over corn flakes and mix well, taking care to coat all of the corn flakes.
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With a tablespoon or cookie scoop, scoop out and form into 1-2 inch balls, depending on your preference, and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or wax paper.
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Put the chocolate (if using) in a small bowl and melt in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Stir until smooth.
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Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cookies.
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When cooled, eat these cookies with reckless abandon. Be careful, though. We wouldn't want anyone to get hurt!
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Enjoy!

58 comments:

Bellini Valli said...

Don't you just love being able to dig into something sweet and sinful in a matter of minutes...and no baking...my kind of treat:D

E said...

Thanks for participating in our first PBE event! These cookies look very good. I love no-bakes in the summer time.

Grace said...

you are so right about these--there's something absolutely satisying about throwing a dessert (or any dish) together with little to no effort and enjoying the end result so much! of course, when something is so simple to make, one tends to make it often and eat it often, which can lead to bad things. :)

Mary Coleman said...

Face down in these in my future!
Excellent.

Patsyk said...

OMG! If they taste as incredible as they look, I won't be able to resist them! I am marking this to make on one of those days, when I just HAVE to make something... happens nearly every weekend! ;)

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Anything that has peanut butter and bliss in the same title has my vote. These look amazing!

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Patricia Scarpin said...

These are hypnotizing me, Susan! Oh, I'm a complete sucker for anything peanut butter.

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Val- Absolutely! I'm into instant gratification! ;)

E- It is my pleasure! I'm glad you like them!

Grace- You could certainly do some damage with these!

Mary- Lol! Glad you like them.

Patsy- I hate to tell you, but they do taste as incredible as they look! Beware! ;)

Jen- Hehehe! I agree. :)

nicisme said...

HolycrapIlove'em!
I would die for a few of these right now!

Gabi said...

Holycrapthosearebeautiful!
mmmmm....

Nick said...

Excellent looking cookies! No-bake too, quite interesting. They actually remind me of something I'll hopefully find time to make before the contest is up. Thanks for entering, this is gonna be tough!

- The Peanut Butter Boy

familiabencomo said...

HOLY CRAP!!!! I have all the ingredients here & now (as I eat my salad wondering why my diet never work). I bet I could make these for the kids & tell Alfredo that the recipe only made 2 dozen..... ;)

xoxox Amy

Leah said...

Oooh, those look like tiny little scotcherooos! I'll try em out on my kiddos. Yummmmm.....

Lina said...

holycrapthoselookamazingiwannaeatonesobad!

Gretchen Noelle said...

Just wanted you to know I tried to make these and I think before you made a comment that even a 4 year could do them. Yeah...not sure what happened with the ingredients I have but they did not turn out...I felt like a four year old! Ha! Thanks for reminding me since I still have the cornflakes on hand to make them. I need to make another go of them!

Kevin said...

Those look so good!! I remember my mother making these when I was a kid. They were so good.

Patsyk said...

Tag! :) Love your blog, so you've been tagged!

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

I bet you are going to have the same reaction this time around and judging by all the comments I am right so far. Making them today.....

Katerina said...

The picture sold me before I even read your post!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Thank you all so much! I'm really glad that you like the cookies. Your comments really cracked me up! :D

I hope that you give them a try. I must warn you that they are pretty addictive.

Amy- I like your style! I'll have to remember that one. ;)

Gretchen- What exactly was the problem? What kind of corn syrup and peanut butter did you use? Did you make sure that the sugar and corn syrup came to a full boil? Let me know. This recipe is pretty foolproof, so I'd really like to help you figure it out.

Patsy- Uh oh! I'll be over to check it out.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Holy Moly, those are dangerous!!!

ZTe said...

wow! these look possitively uber yummy!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Nina- Thanks! Let me know how they turn out for you!

Katerina- Thank you! Peanut butter is a beautiful thing! ;)

Marie- :o

RecipeGirl said...

Holy crap these look amazing. Wait. Where have I heard that before?

Seriously, they look really great, and they're well photographed :)

White On Rice Couple said...

Holycrapi'mgonnagonnamaketheseamazingcookiesrightaway!
Anythingwithjust5ingredientsthatresultinadessertlikethisisakeeper!Thanks!
BTW-Seewhatyadidtome?

Manggy said...

Wait, I don't get it, how did it get its name again? Please explain it again.. Hee hee :) I think I shouldn't attempt this until I've my own kids and their friends around-- 'twould be far too dangerous for me to be around several of these!

Peter M said...

I have all the ingredients, why not try these? I too was sold merely on the photo...bravo (we are not worhty)!

Simply...Gluten-free said...

Holy Crap is right. I think I will try to make the holycraptheseareamazingandglutenfree version!

Cakelaw said...

Phwoar! These look so good, I am sure that I could scoff a whole batch at once. I missed them first time around - thanks for re-posting.

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Is there anything that you can do with peanut butter that isnt' delicious?



Didn't think so.

noble pig said...

I would have to totally agree with your title. Just amazing, really.

Tracy said...

These are a family gathering tradition in this house. We have to make quadruple batches. My grandma made these and even though we use the same ingredients, hers were the best!

I like the chocolate drizzle. A half cup of milk chocolate chips melted in with the peanut butter is tasty as well.

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

My husband's absolute fave cookie is the no-bake. I am sure these would go over just as well. Twist my arm......I will make them this weekend, alright, alright already....I will make them, leave me alone.

PheMom said...

holycraptheseAREamazingandhowdidimissthemthefirsttimearoundgladyoupostedthemagain!!!

Hehehe - thanks for the great recipe and the great laugh. Awesome!

Ginny said...

Looks so gooey and peanut buttery! Delicious! :)

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Yum, yum! There's always room for another peanut butter cookie recipe.

Culinary Cowgirl said...

I am an absolute nut for peanut butter cookies...and these look simply sinful! Thanks for sharing :)

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Thanks again to all of you great commenters! I really enjoy reading what you have to say. Sorry that I'm not answering each one individually today. I always try to do that. It has turned into a very hectic week for me. Hopefully, things will ease up soon!

SGF- I'd love to know how the gluten free version turns out. My nephews would love these!

Tracy- Chocolate? That might just push me right over the edge! :O

Pixie said...

Susan, my eyes are popping out of my head. These look Perfect and crunchy and just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

These are good, I'll have to admit. Still just as good the first time I made them in Home Ec in the 8th grade...years ago... and nearly every day for 2 weeks afterwards.

It's funny to see how recipe's recirculate.

Vera said...

They do look crazy tempting. Not sure whether to thank you or ... for the pounds I already feel going to my hips. Kidding, of course I thank you. I think chocolate is an inspired addition. oooner, when I saw the corn syrup listed, I hardly even slowed down. Don't know how it will work, but instantly decided I'd try pure cane syrup instead. Just happen to have some uber-yummy Lyle's Golden Syrup on hand. You know, this looks like a recipe just made for playing around with AFTER you've stuffed yourself thoroughly with cookies made as given! LOL. The corn flakes are bound to be good ... I can almost taste them ... but am already wondering about rice crispies (might not hold up) or cheerios.

LyB said...

I literally laughed out loud at the name! I have a few peanut butter monsters who would love these, I really should make some, for them, you know... :)

Susan from Food Blogga said...

How have I never had these? Seriously. How?

Tartelette said...

Holycrapyoudiditagain!!I so Love You!!

Anonymous said...

ugh! we called these "cornflake cookies" back when my mom made them. they are my favorite cookie of all time. please don't put the word "crap" in the name of my favorite cookie. pretty please with chocolate drizzle on top?

Mark Boxshus "Cookie Doctor" said...

"Cowabunga".............I had something like this a zillion years ago when I was just a little squirt. Fond memories for sure. I made this up, poured (placed) in on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and rolled it out. Then I quickly scored it into 2x3 inch squares and drizzled chocolate and caramel over the top. Once cooled, I used a HOT knife to separate them. DE-LISH and GREAT looking too!. Thanks for this new "keeper".................Mark

Lisa said...

I just saw your winning recipe on The Peanut Butter Boy's blog. I must say it looks delicious! I just got back from the store with some Gluten Free corn flakes and I'm going to make up a batch! I would like to post this recipe on my blog, with a link to your blog, if that is ok with you! My gluten-free buddies will love this! Thanks so much!

Lisa
www.glutenfreelicious.blogspot.com

E said...

Congratulations on your First Place win! My mother used to make these cookies for me when I was litle, but she never drizzled chocolate on them. Stellar idea! Winning idea! Thanks again for your participation in our first event. Hope to see more entries from you in future Peanut Butter Exhibitions.

Dee said...

Congratulations, these look amazing! I've been looking for yummy cornflake cookies FOREVER but have not come across anything as drool-some as these. I'm trying not to lick the screen!

Anonymous said...

I have made a very similar recipe from the Company's Coming Squares book. It has a boring name - "cereal slice". Anyway, they are very very good!

Meredith said...

I found this recipe while using stumbleupon and immediately remembered that these were always my favorite Christmas time treats. Finally I got around to making some today, and holycraptheseareamazing as I remembered! Thanks!

elly said...
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elly said...

Hi susan. I have made this cookies based on the recipe above. But i found out it's more like a flapjack, I thought it will be crunchy..did I make a mistake?

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Elly- Hmmm. It isn't supposed to be like that. The cookies are supposed to be crunchy. Did you use regular Corn Flakes? You have to mix them carefully so that they don't get all crushed. Also, maybe you need to add more of them. It sounds like you might have had too much of the peanut butter mixture and not enough cereal.

What kind of corn syrup did you use? Peanut butter? If you send me more information, I might be able to figure it out. Feel free to email me, if you like. stickygooeycreamychewy [AT] gmail [DOT] com

erpeer said...

Can't wait to try these! They sound delicious!!

TeaLady said...

I found this same recipe in the Red Hatters Cookbook. They are fantastic. But next time I make them they will definitely be dressed for the occasion. Thanks for the idea.

ChefBliss.com said...

HolycrapthesedolookamazingandIcantwaittotrythem!! :)