Chocolate and peanut butter are already a no-brainer when it comes to an addictive sweet snack. But add crispy crushed cornflakes for texture and make the whole thing a no-bake? Whoa!
'corn flakes' on Serious Eats
These are best described as a streusel-crumble-muffin hybrid. My favorite part? They hide a layer of fruit preserves.
My 90-year-old grandmother has a secret: She's in love with Walker, Texas Ranger. She's seen every episode countless times (not hard after we set her up with a DVD player and the series in a boxed set) but if the show happens to come on TV, she is always eager to watch it again.
Imagine, if you will, a cage match between Butterfinger, 5th Avenue, and Clark Bar. Who would emerge victorious to claim the crispiest, crunchiest, peanut butteriest crown? Moreover, how might we then usurp the throne for ourselves? Let us first define the rules of engagement.
What we were there to get: one large box of Kellogg's Corn Flakes and one can of sweetened condensed milk. Someone sprinted to the living room to return the keys while someone else fetched a stool. Yet another would rattle and rummage for a large pot and a long-handled wooden stirring spoon. I would fill a bowl with water while baking sheets were set up in the dining room. This was a house of seven children, though some were too young to participate, and I loved the buzz of activity and sense that everyone had a task, much like Cinderella's mice.