3 Festive Cornflake Cakes

12/23/2020


Cornflake cakes will always remind me of being a child at a birthday party. The mix of cheap chocolate that tasted basically like pure sugar and cornflakes were always a hit. Even as an adult, cornflake cakes are still a go-to snack for me when making something for game nights or parties. They're a hit and so easy to spruce up for the holidays. Here are just a few ideas that may inspire you!

 Side-note: If you're from the US, you may not of heard of the British classic as my husband nor his family did before me. It's a mix of melted chocolate and cornflakes that you put in cupcake cases and let cool. They're crunchy, sweet, and delicious! I strongly recommend you give them a go. Just be sure to call dibs on licking the bowl.




The cooking method for all of these flavors are the same, so let's go that first and then we'll move onto the flavor combinations that will bring joy to your mouth. I usually do 2 cups cornflakes to 1 cup of chocolate, but it's honestly a preference.

Step 1: Create a double boiler by filling a saucepan with a few inches of water (just enough to not touch the bowl that you're going to place on top), and then put a glass bowl on top.

Step 2: Put your chocolate in the bowl as you slowly bring the water to a rapid boil. Stir constantly to prevent the chocolate burning.

Step 3: Once 3/4 of the way melted, stir in your additional flavors.

Step 4: Remove the bowl from the heat, and let it stand for a few minutes.

Step 5: Mix in your cornflakes and scoop into cupcake casings.

Step 6: Once cooled, keep refrigerated for up to 5 days.


Peppermint Snow

2 cups cornflakes
1 cup white chocolate chips
A dash of peppermint essence (taste as you stir)
Optional decoration: mini candycane

People who say white chocolate isn't chocolate are just wrong! There is nothing like tucking into some creamy white chocolate with a mug of hot chocolate. Too much sweetness? Never, it's Christmas! I enjoy some minty treats every now and again, After Eights are a necessity in any UK household! But there's something even more festive about the mix of peppermint with white chocolate. It's indulgent while still tasting like something you would've eaten as a child.


Dark and Salty 

2 cups cornflakes
1 bar of good 70% dark chocolate
Pinch of kosher salt
Optional decoration: a cube of the chocolate used and more salt

Quite the opposite of the first, but many of us have developed more of an intense taste over the years and there's nothing more sophisticated than yumming down on some 70% chocolate with a glass of mulled wine. The mix of dark chocolate and salt is next level, with the added crunch of the cereal? Delicious! 

Reese's Joy

2 cups of cornflakes
1 bag of Reese's Christmas trees
Optional decoration: Reese's tree

Peanut Butter and chocolate are better matched than Mr and Mrs Claus. Reese's trees are beloved at this time of the year, so why not mix it up into a classic cornflake cake? These are super easy as you can literally use Reese's Peanut Cups but alternately you could use plain chocolate and peanut butter (especially if you prefer almond butter or sunflower butter). These are always super easy to make vegan. A great all rounder that both adults and children will hoard! 


Do you have fond childhood memoires of cornflake cakes? Let me know!


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