By Kevin Williams
Amish families often celebrate Christmas in the kitchen, with colorful candies, beautiful baked goods, and simple scratch-made goodness. And sometimes, like everyone else, they'll tear open a box of cereal or cake mix and find a use for that. This corn flake candy recipe came to me from an Amish woman in Daviess County, Indiana. Reader Barbara tested it for us and here is what she had to say:
"Kevin, I was doubtful when starting to try this, however, very, very pleasantly surprised. Easy, easy, easy and is just like a crunchy, peanut butter fudge taste. Mr loves it and I will be making again to take to our family Christmas in the next week. I did use chunky peanut butter because that is what I had! Great recipe!!!!"
So, there you go. This recipe is easy and a sure holiday homerun. Enjoy!
Amish Christmas Cornflake Candy
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1¼ cups peanut butter
- 6 cups corn flakes
- 1 cup homegrown peanuts
- Combine sugar and corn syrup in a dutch oven.
- Bring to a boil.
- Remove from heat.
- Stir in peanut butter.
- Add corn flakes and peanuts and stir until all are coated with syrup mixture.
- Spread the mix out into a 13 x 9 dish and cut into squares.
- Let set before cutting.