Butterscotch Quickies


What is it about nostalgia?  This is not my favorite recipe by any means and yet I felt like I had to include it due to the memories, or lack there of.  When I was a kid, I don’t remember ever having peanut butter.  I don’t know if I didn’t like it or it wasn’t an option.  I can’t picture it in the cupboard or on a sandwich, but I do remember these.  Weird.

Aunty Mickey, of Chocolate Buttermilk Cake fame, made these.  All the aunts were prolific about trying new recipes.  I think they wanted to one-up each other and discover the winningest recipe.  With only 3 ingredients, I’m sure this appealed to all of them.  Once they’ve chilled in the refrigerator, they really maintain their shape amazingly well.

And no, I wasn’t in charge of naming cookies that year either.

12 ounces butterscotch chips

¼ cup peanut butter

5 cups corn flakes

Combine peanut butter and butterscotch chips in a microwave safe bowl.  Melt until smooth.  Add corn flakes and combine.  Place mounds on a waxed paper covered cookie sheet and chill in the refrigerator.

And here’s another reason to buy those big aluminum bowls I was telling you about.  You can stir vigorously and still not have your mixture come over the side of the bowl.  My favorite is this one. It’s 19 inches in diameter and 6 inches high and it’s light as a feather.  That’s not true, but it is very, very light.  Of course, in my small kitchen, I do have to store them on top of the refrigerator.  And whether it is 19 inches in diameter or 9 inches, you still only have 1 bowl to wash, so why not go with a good size from the beginning.

*  From the Recipe Box:

This is an oldie.  One of the aunts started making them long ago.  I’m not even sure I’m a fan.  Because of all the peanut allergies, I will put a few peanuts in so people will know about the peanut butter since you don’t really taste it.

Since microwaves weren’t invented back then, feel free to melt those butterscotch chips anyway you want.  The microwave is simply my go to now.

and remember:  How to have nice fabulous day:  smile at strangers, slow down, say thank you, give lots of compliments, dress nicely, wear perfume, observe and listen, be charming, laugh, and wish people a fabulous day.  Big kiss, Lynn

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