Sunday, April 6, 2008
These are a staple for my Christmas baking-- even though they aren't exactly holiday looking (or even baked, for that matter). These bars are so high on the top of my favorite-things-to-eat list, that I can eat the whole pan myself. In fact, I do so every Christmas-- three times over. I make a pan for both of my sisters and a pan for my mom to include with our annual Cookie Exchange. I always end up eating all three of their pans of bars before ever making it to the exchange, and find myself having to whip up three more trays to replace the ones I've eaten. Luckily, they are quick and easy to make.
6 cups of Corn Flakes Cereal
1 cup of peanut butter
1 cup of packed brown sugar
1 cup of light corn syrup
1 cup of chopped peanuts
Mix peanut butter, brown sugar and corn syrup in a large pan. Cook on medium high on the stove top until mixture is combined and starting to be bubbly, stirring pretty constantly.
Remove from heat and stir in Corn Flakes and Peanuts.
Press into a lightly greased/buttered 9x13 pan.
Allow to cool before cutting.
* I'm not sure who Dorothy is of the famed "Dorothy's Peanut Squares". This recipe was passed on to me from my mom, whose name is not Dorothy. If I recall correctly, she got the recipe from an old neighbor... whose name, interestingly enough, is also not Dorothy. Somewhere out there is a gal named Dorothy that is responsible for more than half of the weight I gain during the Christmas season.... I'd love to thank her someday.