Chocolate and peanut butter are already a no-brainer when it comes to an addictive sweet snack. But add crispy crushed cornflakes for texture and make the whole thing a no-bake? Whoa!
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Crunchy cornflakes add a crisp, crackly texture to the already awesome combo of chocolate and peanut butter. And what makes these bars even better? You don't have to turn on your oven to make them.
These are best described as a streusel-crumble-muffin hybrid. My favorite part? They hide a layer of fruit preserves.
These buttery, oaty breakfast crumbles get an unexpected crunch from corn flakes and sweetness from fruit preserves.
My 90-year-old grandmother has a secret: She's in love with Walker, Texas Ranger. She's seen every episode countless times (not hard after we set her up with a DVD player and the series in a boxed set) but if the show happens to come on TV, she is always eager to watch it again.
These drop cookies are filled with an awesome mix of chocolate chips, coconut, oats, and cornflakes.
Imagine, if you will, a cage match between Butterfinger, 5th Avenue, and Clark Bar. Who would emerge victorious to claim the crispiest, crunchiest, peanut butteriest crown? Moreover, how might we then usurp the throne for ourselves? Let us first define the rules of engagement.
What we were there to get: one large box of Kellogg's Corn Flakes and one can of sweetened condensed milk. Someone sprinted to the living room to return the keys while someone else fetched a stool. Yet another would rattle and rummage for a large pot and a long-handled wooden stirring spoon. I would fill a bowl with water while baking sheets were set up in the dining room. This was a house of seven children, though some were too young to participate, and I loved the buzz of activity and sense that everyone had a task, much like Cinderella's mice.
Instead of Rice Krispies treats, many Latin Americans grow up eating these (no-bake!) clusters of cereal, sugar, and sweetened condensed milk. At a glance, the recipe appears too sweet, but the burnt sugar adds nuance and complexity to these irresistible morsels.
As it turns out, these Christmas Cornflake Wreaths are another one of Lawson's deliciously appealing ventures into the realm of bad taste that comes one a year. A stick of butter and a bag of mini marshmallows are the base for her semi-upscale version of this childhood pleaser. The puffed rice is replaced by corn flakes, adding a bit more corny flavor and an entirely different texture. The vanilla is assisted by almond extract and sesame seeds—not exactly kid's stuff.
Remember that Kellogg's commercial from a long time ago that encouraged us all to taste Corn Flakes again for the first time? It was cute and mildly convincing, but it didn't exactly send me running to the supermarket cereal aisle....