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.
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.
(Makes about 3 dozen cookies)
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)
Remove from heat and stir in the whole jar of peanut butter. Mix well.
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.
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.
Put the chocolate (if using) in a small bowl and melt in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Stir until smooth.
Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cookies.
When cooled, eat these cookies with reckless abandon. Be careful, though. We wouldn't want anyone to get hurt!