Thursday, August 25, 2011

Aunt KK's Special K Cookies

So I've posted two dessert recipes two days in a row.  In the middle of the week.  What of it?

Get off my case.  Because these aren't even a dessert.  These have cereal in them, okay?

So that makes them a breakfast food.

I feel much better now.

These things are fantastic.  They're called cookies but they're not really cookies.  (Breakfast, remember.)  They're more like a bar except that they're not.  They're kind of like Rice Krispy Treats.  Except they're not that either.

I had no idea these were so complicated.  Because they're so not.

It's just a no-bake drop cookie.  But it's not that either, because it's so much better than that.

And they're ah-mazing.  I ate half of the last batch I made.  And I won't tell you who ate the other half, except to say that it was my mom.

I have Katie to thank for these cookies.  Or to blame.  Not sure which.  I guess I'll have to make another batch and then decide.

Everyone thinks we're sisters, and we usually just smile and nod to the question.  Except that would be weird if she were actually, considering that she is married to my brother.  (Please leave your hilarious "But you are from Kentucky" jokes in the comments section.  Thanks.)

Let's make breakfast!  So put some brown sugar and white corn syrup in a saucepan. 

And bring it to a boil.  Boil it for a few seconds before you turn it off.

Now dump in the rest of the ingredients.  Told you this was complicated.

Stir them up!  And drop them on wax paper. 

And now you can make a healthy breakfast for your family, too.

Aunt KK's Special K Cookies

1 c brown sugar, packed
1 cup white corn syrup
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup salted peanuts (without the skin on)
6 c original Special K cereal

In a saucepan, bring brown sugar and corn syrup to a rolling boil and boil for exactly 30 seconds.  Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and peanuts.  Add cereal and stir until cereal is coated.  Scoop into large cookie-sized mounds onto wax paper and cool. 


Katie Pinkston said...

awwww! love it!

Jessie said...

....and I'm pretty sure that particular brand of cereal has PROTEIN in it...So eat two of those bad boys and you've got dinner!

Elizabeth said...

I love the way you think, Jessie.