When I made it using the original recipe (can be found here) they were quite good, but were missing the crunch factor I loved about my Grandmother's recipe. Luckily for me, the next time I went to make them I just happened to have a box of cornflakes that I never opened from a different baking adventure so I thought "why the heck not!"
They are DELISHHHH! Also, they are more of a cluster than a cookie, which sounds more exotic IMO.
2 Cups Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup of Butter
3 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder
1/2 Cup Milk
1/2 Crunchy Peanut Butter (MUST be Crunchy, not smooth)
1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Oatmeal (you know, for healthy reasons)
2 Cups Corn Flakes
Mix the sugar, butter, cocoa powder in milk in a pot (saucepan?) and bring to a boil. DO THIS SLOWLY. I'm no master baker, but trust me when I tell you anything to do with heating sugar/chocolate needs to be done slowly. Boil for 1 min.
Stir in PB and Vanilla (I'm usually generous with the vanilla, mm mm good) then transfer to a large bowl (much easier to mix in the other stuff in a new bowl)
Quickly, stir in the oatmeal and the cornflakes. You'll have something that looks like this:
Although I like the texture of these better when they are not frozen, I suggest you store them IN the freezer.