This is another one of Nana's recipes. She made them EVERY Christmas. I bet she made 10 batches at a time- there always seemed to be peanut butter clusters to go around for everyone at her Christmas party every year. Everybody loves these- they are a little sweet from the butterscotch, a little savory from the peanut butter and a whole 'lotta crunchy from the corn flakes and peanuts :)
These are also great because they freeze very well. You can make them ahead of time and store them in ziplock bags in the freezer so that you have more time for last minute preparations as your event gets closer. Nana always made these little guys ahead of time- she was such an organized hostess.
They couldn't be easier: 4 ingredients, 4 steps, and no oven required:
Recipe (makes about 21 cookie clusters):
- 2 packages Butterscotch Chips
- 1 cup Peanut Butter (smooth or crunchy; either is fine, but I would suggest crunchy especially if you are not going to add the optional peanuts)
- 5 cups or so of Corn Flakes Cereal (4 cups or so, if you are going to add the optional peanuts)
- *OPTIONAL: 1 cup Peanuts (Nana ALWAYS added peanuts)