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Chocolate Cornflake Cookies (No Bake)

These chocolate cornflake cookies are fun desserts to make with kids and kids-at-heart. You only need 5 ingredients and no baking needed!

(Looking for more cornflake cookie recipes? Check out these meringue cornflake cookies. They’re based on a popular Icelandic holiday cookie called Marens-Kornflexkökur and so good!)

Chocolate cornflake cookies for Easter.

Crunchy, chocolatey, no-bake — what’s not to love? These no bake cornflake cookies only need 5 ingredients and they come together so easily too. 


Let’s get to it.

Why you’ll love making chocolate cornflake cookies

No bake cookies - fun dessert for kids.

We usually make chocolate cornflake cookies (often also called chocolate cornflake clusters) at Easter and get the kids involved. It’s the perfect little project for them because:

  • They’re easy to make. It’s probably best if you melt the peanut butter and chocolate for them but once the mixture is safe enough for the kids to handle, they can pretty much do all the other steps with minimal supervision.
  • Fun to do. Gooey peanut butter chocolate, pastel M&Ms, colourful cupcake cups. It might get messy but everyone will have a blast.
  • So cute! Grandma and grandpa will be so proud.

How to make 

Chocolate and peanut butter cornflake cookies in a pan.

To make them, all you need to do is melt chocolate chips and peanut butter in the microwave. Forget about the double boiler. We want it as simple as possible.

Put the cornflakes in and stir. Don’t worry about breaking some or majority of the cornflakes. Just have fun!

Scoop into cute little cupcake cups. Sprinkle with as many M&Ms (or your favourite chocolate) as you like.

Chill in the fridge until set. That’s it! Watch the video to see just how simple and fun it is.

Frequently asked questions

A bunch of crispy choco peanut butter cornflake cookies.
What is the best kind of cupcake cup to use?


Since you’re working with chocolate, you want to avoid regular paper cupcake cups because the chocolate will stick to them and it might be messy to peel off (though that’s not an altogether bad thing).

When making chocolate treats (for example, for these delicious dried mango chocolate bites), I use candy cups or glassine cups. They are waxed, water and grease-resistant, and provide easier release of the chocolate (or cupcake).

In the video and the photos, you’ll see that the cups I used are shiny inside –- they are foil cupcake cups. They will also work in this case.

And if you’re wondering, they’re great to use for cupcakes too. Since they’re not transparent, they keep the batter hidden and makes for a prettier presentation.

Can I make these cookies on a regular baking sheet?


Absolutely. Just scoop the chocolate cornflakes onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper like drop cookies. Try to pack them in tight little balls best you can.

What’s the best chocolate to use?


You don’t have to buy fancy couverture chocolates for this recipe. Chocolate chips will do just fine. I like semi sweet or dark, but you can also use milk chocolate.

Switch things up and use white chocolate if you like!

What can I substitute for peanut butter?


If you can’t use peanut butter, cookie butter is a great alternative. It goes great with white chocolate as well.

Other customizations and substitutions


These chocolate and cornflake cookies are so easy to customize. Some ideas include:

– Using red and green M&Ms if it’s Christmastime
– Substituting M&Ms with your favourite chocolate or using plain chocolate chips
– Adding chopped nuts like almonds or pecans
– Sprinkling rainbow sprinkles or toasted coconut
– Drizzling with butterscotch or caramel sauce
– Using choco cornflakes instead of plain cornflakes

Sky’s the limit.

Shelf life and storage


Best to keep these cookies in an airtight container in the fridge. They should be good up to 2 weeks.

Other easy dessert recipes

If you’re looking for other easy and simple fun desserts for kids for Easter or any occasion, check these out:

Easy Easter Dessert for Kids - Chocolate Cornflake Clusters

Chocolate Cornflake Cookies (No Bake)

Author: Jolina
These chocolate cornflake cookies are fun desserts to make with kids and kids-at-heart. You only need 5 ingredients and no baking needed!
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Chilling Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine North American
Servings 9 cookies
Calories 309 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Line a cupcake pan with candy cups or liners and set aside. 
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave 1 ¼ cups chocolate chips and ½ cup peanut butter on high in 30 second bursts – stirring in between – until completely melted.
  • Add a pinch of salt and stir until incorporated and smooth.
  • Add 2 cups of cornflakes and stir until cornflakes are covered in chocolate (see notes). 
  • Scoop the mixture into your cupcake cups then top with M&Ms (see notes). Chill in the fridge overnight or until set.

Video

Notes

  1. It’s OK to crush some, most or all of the cornflakes!
  2. If you don’t have a cupcake pan or candy liners, you can also scoop the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Try to form them into tight balls.

Nutrition

Calories: 309kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 6gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 121mgPotassium: 245mgFiber: 3gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 150IUVitamin C: 1.3mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 3.8mg

Nutritional information are estimates only.

Keyword Easter, Easy, Kid-Friendly
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Rate the Recipe




Melissa

Wednesday 17th of March 2021

Made this with the kids last week and it was messy but fun and they really enjoyed it! I enjoyed it too! Love involving them in the kitchen. Good recipe to do it.

Jolina

Monday 22nd of March 2021

That's awesome Melissa, glad you and the kids had fun! :)

Meg

Thursday 2nd of May 2019

I made the mistake of making this with the kids on the easter long weekend and they loved it. Kitchen was a mess as you warned but oh the joy on their faces. It's a mistake because now they want to make it all the time haha. I don't have the special cupcake liners but the normals ones I have worked fine.

Jolina

Friday 10th of May 2019

Sorry, not sorry? LOL! Glad to hear you and the kids had fun. Maybe clean up can be a nice little activity too :)

Marisa F. Stewart

Saturday 30th of March 2019

What a cute idea for Easter! Reminds me of little nests and the colorful candies are just the thing for spring. Even you cupcake liners are colorful. And I guess we're a little bit of heathens too - the celebration here in the States is so different than what it was in Italy for us. But I guess you go with the flow!! This recipe will be cute for the grandsons.

Jolina

Sunday 31st of March 2019

LOL yes I like that....going with the flow :)

Melanie williams

Thursday 28th of March 2019

These take me back to my childhood!! I love the cornflake cakes with chocolate, easy to make but taste yummy xx

Veena Azmanov

Wednesday 27th of March 2019

Cute and surely fun with kids too.