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Easy Easter Dessert for Kids – Chocolate Cornflake Clusters

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Looking for an easy easter dessert for kids and kids-at heart? Try these peanut butter chocolate cornflake clusters – fun to make and even funner to eat!

(Love chocolate? Check out these super chocolatey fudgy walnut brownies or these double chocolate cookies packed with chocolate chunks. Both are kid-approved!)

Easy Easter Dessert for Kids - Chocolate Cornflake Clusters

The easters of my childhood were very different. Filipinos typically get Monday to Sunday off, presumably so we can spend the whole week in prayer.

But to be honest with you, our family usually just spent that week on the beach! (We are heathens, I tell ya).

Regardless, there were no easter egg hunts and easter bunnies. It just wasn’t part of our culture. So I had to look it up when I moved to Canada and I must say the history is super interesting. 

I’m a fan of chocolates though, whatever the occasion. So I have fully embraced the chocolates-at-easter tradition. The chocolatier, the funner, the more colourful, the better. 

And these peanut butter chocolate cornflake clusters fit the bill. It’s such an easy and fun easter dessert that both kids and kids-at-heart will love making and eating.

Easter dessert the kids will love

Easy Easter Dessert for Kids - Chocolate Cornflake Clusters

Kids love getting involved in “grown-up-stuff”. They especially love showing off their creations!

These peanut butter chocolate cornflake clusters are the perfect little project to do with your little ones on easter because they’re:

  • So 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. What’s not to love? 
  • So cute! Grandma and grandpa will be so proud.

And awesome bonus for mom and dad – they are deee-licious!

(Another fun and colourful Easter dessert you can make with the kids using pastel M&Ms are these no-bake mini Easter cheesecakes. Check it out!)

How to make peanut butter chocolate cornflake clusters

Easy Easter Dessert for Kids - Chocolate Cornflake Clusters

To make this easy easter dessert for kids, 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.

What is the best kind of cupcake cup to use?

Easy Easter Dessert for Kids - Chocolate Cornflake Clusters

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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, like when I made 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.

You don’t have to go out of your way to buy a bunch though. Another alternative is to just scoop the clusters onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Try to pack them in tight little balls best you can.

Or if you have a Silpat mat or similar, those would work too.

More easy easter dessert for kids

Looking for more fun foodie activities to do with your kids this easter?

Start the day with crunchy outside, soft inside double chocolate waffles. You can get the kids to help you with mixing the batter.

They’d also get a kick out of plating – topping with homemade whipped cream, drizzling with chocolate syrup, sprinkling with chocolate chips. It’s going to be amazing.

Double Chocolate Waffles

You can also bake some good old fashioned vanilla cupcakes. Then tell your little pastry chefs they can frost and decorate them however way they want! Let them go crazy with food colours and sprinkles and yes, more chocolates!

Easy Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

 

Easy Easter Dessert for Kids - Chocolate Cornflake Clusters

Easy Easter Dessert for Kids - Chocolate Cornflake Clusters

Author: Jolina
Looking for an easy easter dessert for kids and kids-at heart? Try these peanut butter chocolate cornflake clusters - fun to make and even funner to eat!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Chilling Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine North American
Servings 9 clusters
Calories 309 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Line a cupcake pan with candy cups or liners and set aside. 
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips and 1/2 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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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.