Flashback to 7th grade

Do you want something easy, yummy, sweet as all get out and easy enough to make in ten minutes? Something as quick and easy as Rice Krispy treats?

I actually learned how to make what we like to call “Chewies” in 7th grade. We had a 12 week session of home economics in which we made pizza burgers, made a fabric locker caddy, these treats and I am sure we made some other lovely 7th grade crafted items. Don’t worry I had to take shop too. I made some beauties in there too.

This recipe has enough sweet in it to rot your teeth if you eat too much, which I promise you will. Just have a cold cup of milk nearby.
Chewies recipe by Mrs. Hendershot, my 7th grade Home Ec teacher
1 cup sugar
1 cup corn syrup
1 cup peanut butter
6 cups corn flakes

If using the same measuring cup, first measure the corn flakes. Regular corn flakes, not frosted corn flakes. I believe that would be a bit too much sweet.

Then place the sugar, corn syrup and peanut butter in a saucepan in that order. This way your sugar won’t stick to the corn syrup and the corn syrup coats the cup so the peanut butter comes out easier.

For a pb&j I like to use a natural peanut butter. For this, go with the old basic Jif creamy.

Mix the three ingredients quickly over medium heat to ensure there isn’t sugar on the bottom of the pan to burn. Initially the mixure will appear gritty. Now, prepare your arm to get tired.

Stir constantly over medium heat for about ten minutes. Do not over cook. Once the sugar is dissolved and the mixture no longer appears gritty, add it to the cornflakes.

Mix immediately and press into a 8×8 pan.

If you can allow to cool for at least an hour, do. If not, taste test for quality assurance. Ahhh. Chewies.


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