Butterscotch Cornflake Cookies has just 3 ingredients and takes minutes to make. This easy no bake recipe has a delicious butterscotch mixture you will love.

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Butterscotch Cornflake Cookies

Butterscotch Chips and Peanut Butter combine with cornflakes for a wonderful cookie. With so few ingredients, you can make this anytime the craving strikes.

There is no need to even heat the oven! We also love to make this No Bake Cookie Recipe. These simple recipes are so easy and tasty. If you love butterscotch, you might also want to try Oatmeal Scotchies, Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie and Butterscotch Cupcakes.

What type of peanut butter is best?

We suggest regular creamy peanut butter. Natural peanut butter is not recommended. It is oily and will not result in the same creamy texture that makes these cookies so tasty.

Ingredients for Butterscotch Cornflake Cookies.

Ingredients

  • Cornflakes 
  • Butterscotch Chips
  • Creamy Peanut Butter 

How to make Cornflake Cookies Butterscotch:

  • Step 1. Prepare the pan with liner. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. 
  • Step 2. Get out a large bowl. Pour the cornflakes into a large mixing bowl and set aside. 
  • Step 3. Melt the peanut butter and butterscotch. Place the peanut butter and butterscotch chips in a small saucepan. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is melted and smooth.  Watch it closely so it does not burn. 
  • Step 4. Cover the cornflakes with the melted mixture. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the corn flakes. Gently stir until the cereal is completely coated in the mixture. 
  • Step 5. Form the cookies. Using a medium (2 Tbsp) cookie scoop or two spoons, drop mixture onto the lined baking sheets.  
  • Step 6. Allow to set. Let the cookies sit at room temperature until set or chill them for 1-2 hours until set. Don’t move them until they have completely set.
  • Step 7. Serve the cookies and enjoy. Then the cookies are ready to serve and enjoy! 

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Can I make these in the microwave?

We used the stove top to melt the peanut butter and butterscotch chips. However, you can use the microwave if desired.

Make sure that you use a microwave safe bowl. Melt in 30 second intervals so that it doesn’t burn. Stir the mixture in between each interval for best results.

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Storage

Room temperature

Store the leftover cookies in an airtight container or bag at room temperature for up to 1 week.  Make sure they have completely set before storing or they will stick together. They do not have to be refrigerated.

Freezer

Allow the cookies to completely cool. Place inside a freezer bag or container. Separate the layers with parchment paper to prevent them from sticking.

Freeze the cookies up to a month. Allow to come to room temperature when ready to enjoy. The cookies will taste great.

Butterscotch Cornflake Cookies on a spatula.

Tips for the best cookies:

  • Melting the peanut butter mixture. Instead of the stove top, you can use a microwave safe bowl. Pour the peanut butter and butterscotch chips into the bowl. Melt in 30 second intervals stirring between each one so it does not burn.
  • Regular peanut butter is best. We do not recommend using natural peanut butter in this recipe. It is too oil and can change the texture of the cookies.
  • Heat the mixture slowly. You don’t want the mixture to seize or burn.
  • Line the baking sheet with wax paper. This will make clean up so much easier. The mixture is very sticky before it sets.
  • Use a cookie scoop. The cookies will all be the same size if you use a cookie scoop. This also makes it easier to form the cookies quickly.
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Variations to try:

  • Chocolate Chips. Instead of butterscotch, try adding chocolate chips to this sweet treat.
  • Frosted Flakes. Substitute Frosted Flakes in this recipe if you desire a sweeter no bake butterscotch cookie.
  • Peanuts. Add ½ cup chopped peanuts to the mixture once melted.
  • Sprinkles. Top the cookies with sprinkles to add a burst of color. You can change these seasonally for all occasions.
  • Mini Marshmallows. This recipe is yummy with marshmallows. Add ⅓ cup of mini marshmallows to the cornflakes. Don’t melt them so they are still intact.
  • Haystacks. Substitute chow mein noodles for the cornflakes to make haystacks.
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Print this Cornflake Butterscotch Cookies Recipe below:

Butterscotch Cornflake Cookies

4.86 from 7 votes
Butterscotch Cornflake Cookies has just 3 ingredients and takes minutes to make. This easy no bake recipe has a delicious butterscotch mixture you will love.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 132

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Cornflakes
  • 1 bag Butterscotch Chips 11 ounces
  • 1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
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Instructions

  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Pour the cornflakes into a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  • Place the peanut butter and butterscotch chips in a small saucepan and heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is melted and combined.  Watch it closely so it does not burn.
  • Pour the mixture over the corn flakes and gently stir until the cereal is completely coated in the mixture.
  • Using a medium (2 Tbsp) cookie scoop or two spoons, drop mixture onto the lined baking sheets.
  • Let the cookies sit at room temperature until set or chill them for 1-2 hours until set.
  • Then the cookies are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store the leftover cookies in an airtight container or bag at room temperature for up to

Nutrition Facts

Calories 132kcal, Carbohydrates 18g, Protein 3g, Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 1mg, Sodium 131mg, Potassium 69mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 12g, Vitamin A 96IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 6mg, Iron 2mg

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