This is by far my FAVORITE holiday treat! My grandmother used to be a lunchroom worker (aka “lunchroom lady”) at Dixie Junior High (Alabama). This is one of the recipes that she used for years, then my mother used for years, and now I am continuing the tradition.
This is a photo of the recipe card that my mother has:
Little by little, I’m trying to get digital copies of the recipes that my mother has that I love …
Recipe Source: Dixie Junior High School lunchroom, by way of my grandmother
1 cup Karo white corn syrup
1 cup sugar
2 cups creamy peanut butter
12 cups (plain) corn flakes
Mix syrup and sugar and bring to a boil, then cool and add peanut butter. In a large bowl, cover corn flakes with mixture, then stir until well mixed. Using your hands, scoop and shape into balls a little larger than a walnut onto a large sheet of wax paper.
Yields approximately 75 peanut butter balls.
Over the years, I have found it helpful to grease my hands with margarine before attempting to roll these out! Also, these will have to be done quickly — as the mixture cools, it will harden!