Sunday, September 30, 2012

Wilma's Peanut Butter Chews

Years ago my sister Wilma made Peanut butter Chews with her children and now she makes them with her grandchildren. These cookies are so simple to make and so delicious they'll probably become a favorite in your family.

A couple years ago my sisters and I met in Texas at my son's house.I awoke early one morning for breakfast and heard Wilma spinning a yarn in the kitchen. Now if anyone can tell a story it's Wilma. I peaked into the kitchen to see my three grandsons, who used to bake with me, having way too much fun with Aunt Wilma.    I poured a cup of coffee, sat at the table and put on my listening ears.

"Now boys, the recipe for Peanut Butter Chews is a family secret and the only way I can tell you is if you promise not to tell it to a soul."

"Oh, we promise," they said.

She continued giving instructions until they finished the cookies.Then she told them to write the recipe on a card and someday teach their children how to make them.

"But wait. I thought we weren't supposed to tell."

"Oh, I was just pulling your leg," she said. They're so good you won't be able to keep them a secret. Now have a cookie."


In a medium saucepan combine: 1 cup sugar and 1 cup corn syrup.

Bring the ingredients to a boil on medium heat and cook one minute. Remove pan from burner,and add 1 cup of peanut butter. Stir until smooth.
Add five cups of cornflakes and stir until coated evenly with the sweet chewy caramel. Drop on wax paper by teaspoons full until firm and cool. This recipe makes two dozen cookies that don't have to be baked. Try this  recipe with your kids or grand kids. Watch out, if you let the word out that you know how to make Peanut Butter Chews you'll be asked to bring them to every bake sale and party you go to!

Enjoy it, but don't ask me to bring them to your party!

1 comment:

Barb's Writings and Recipes said...

Woops! Wilma just emailed me and told me I didn't put enough cornflakes in the Peanut Butter Chews. I hope you figured you needed more cornflakes and just added them.
I only had three cups and it should have been five.