Chocolate cornflakes cakes: the simple bites that the whole family will love

Total time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4-6
By Cookist

To make them, you simply coat cornflakes with melted dark chocolate, then leave it to set. Feel like mixing it up? Check out our tips below on how to customize the recipe for more tasty combinations! They're also great for kids: let them make their own cornflake cakes for treats or to put in their lunch boxes. They are also perfect for a party or just as an after-school snack. Give the oven a break and make these cornflake cakes—it’s the perfect no-bake treat for a lazy afternoon!

Cornflakes Cake Ingredients

Cornflakes – use any brand you like, but we prefer Kellogg’s cornflakes (you can also use bran flakes or Special K)

Chocolate – the chocolate used depends on your taste preference: dark chocolate will be slightly bitter, whereas milk chocolate will be sweeter.

Cornflake Cakes variations

For the perfect balance of sweet and bitter, use a combination of dark and milk chocolate.

Have sweet tooth? Use white chocolate only for a sweet, crispy treat.

You can also add fun toppings (do this before the chocolate sets): mini easter eggs, rainbow or chocolate sprinkles, or even coconut flakes.


Melt the chocolate in the microwave at 50% or over a double boiler. To set up a double boiler, you’ll need a medium-sized pot and a heatproof bowl (usually glass). Make sure that the bowl and pot fit nicely onto each other—the bowl should be resting on top of the pot (in other words it should be larger). Place water inside the pot (it should not touch the bowl) and place over medium heat. Roughly break up the chocolate pieces and place them in the bowl. Stir until all the chocolate is melted.

If you want the chocolate to be shinier once set, you can add a bit of butter to the melted chocolate.

When mixing the chocolate with the cornflakes, scrape down to the bottom of the bowl to make sure all the chocolate is mixed through.

Make sure to use baking chocolate and not regular eating chocolate from the candy aisle—regular chocolate won't melt and set properly.

How to Store Cornflake Cakes

You can make these cornflake cakes up to 3 days ahead of time. In winter, you can store them at room temperature otherwise they’re best kept in the fridge.

Can I Make It Ahead of Time?

Store them at room temperature (if you live in a cool area), otherwise keep them in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Pour melted chocolate into a bowl with the cornflakes.

Mix until all the cornflakes are coated with chocolate.

Scoop the mixture into muffin paper cups and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Serve and enjoy!

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