This recipe really takes me back. When I was a tyke growing up in eastern Iowa, each year we would come down to Kansas City at Christmas to visit both of my sets of grandparents. My Grandma Gleason was a great cook, and she made a variety of different candies – including this, which I call Crunchy Peanut Butter Puffs. These couldn’t be simpler, but they’re really delicious.
That’s the way my Grandma’s recipes are – simple but delicious. She passed away about 10 years ago, and making this candy for my family each year is a simple way for me to remember her.
Grandma Gleason’s Crunchy Peanut Butter Puffs
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 Cup Light Corn Syrup
- 2 Cups Peanut Butter (I prefer smooth, but crunchy would certainly work)
- 4 Cups Regular Cap’n Crunch cereal (or the nearest store-brand equivalent)
- Combine the sugar and corn syrup in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Once the sugar/syrup mixture is boiling, remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter.
- Pour the peanut butter syrup mixture over the cereal and stir to coat
- Drop tablespoons of the coated cereal mixture onto cookie sheets lined with parchment or wax paper, then allow to cool
See? Simple! But so tasty. These have a sweet and salty, creamy and crunchy thing going on that’ll keep people asking for more.
Source: My Grandma, Jeannette Gleason