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!)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
If you can’t use peanut butter, cookie butter is a great alternative. It goes great with white chocolate as well.
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.
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:
I bet the kids will love these fun tiger cupcakes too!
Happy cookie making!
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Chocolate Cornflake Cookies (No Bake)
- 1 ¼ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- pinch salt
- 2 cups cornflakes
- ½ cup pastel M&Ms or your favourite chocolate
- 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.
- It’s OK to crush some, most or all of the cornflakes!
- 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.
Nutritional information are estimates only.
I remember these from when I was a kid! They taste so good!
These look so easy to make and like the kids would have a lot of fun too! Perfect for any holiday really. Thanks for sharing.
I have eaten these before but never knew how to make them – so yum! So thanks for the recipe!!! 🙂
Now you can make them, super easy 🙂
These are so cute! I was just looking for an Easter treat to make for our family Easter gathering and these will be perfect.
These look like fun. I know my grandkids would love to help with making these. I know for a fact they would LOVE to eat them too. The hard part would be my granddaughter NOT eating all the smarties before we used them. Easter fun!!
LOL you * might * need to hide the smarties though kids have an uncanny way of finding where the candy is eh??
My little cousins will enjoy these treats. Maybe I should prepare this for them.
I love these…… I guess these are more for me than for my child. Love the recipe. Thank you for sharing
I am always looking for easy dishes. Those chocolate cornflake clusters are perfect to make for Easter. They also look tasty.
I love these! I make them all the time for my kids and my husband doesn’t believe me that they are a real thing!!
LOL they are real!! And really delicious too 🙂
Me and my kids will have so much fun making these! The clean-up will just be me ha ha but that’s ok, we have a delicious easter treat as a reward.
LOL ahhh yes the dreaded clean up. Not to worry, cupcake liners make cleanup easy 🙂
This is perfect to take to an Easter playdaye! Thanks so much for the great idea
Those look so cute and festive! My kids would love to have those for easter. Definitely have to make these.
Yummy!!! This look like a tasty treat and fun dessert to create with the little ones.
I’m going to have to try these with some almond butter soon. I think my son’s preschool class would love them as a treat for their Easter party, but I can’t bring anything with peanuts because one of his classmates is allergic. They love things like this, though!
I’ll get my nieces and nephews prepare this treat for Easter. I’m sure they’ll enjoy making this and will devour in no time.
Awesome! Hope they have fun making and eating them 🙂