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A super easy Christmas Chocolate Cornflake Cakes recipe with just THREE ingredients. Kids will love getting busy in the kitchen making these tasty festive treats!

Chocolate Cornflake Cakes are such an easy bake for kids to help out making. And a total favourite too!

Our festive twist to the cornflake cake is great for little Christmas tea parties, breakfast with Santa, or just as an after school snack with a glass of milk when the kids get back from school.

We make these little Christmas chocolate cornflake cakes with just three ingredients so they’re super easy to make, plus you can switch the cereal for Rice Krispies or Shreddies if you prefer.

Just be sure to supervise kids making these cakes as you’ll need boiling water to melt the chocolate.

Christmas chocolate cornflake cakes on a holly print plate on a festive red tablecloth with festive ribbon strewn in background

Christmas Chocolate Cornflake Cakes Recipe

Makes – 9 cornflake crackle cakes

Prep Time – 5 minutes

Cook Time – around 5 minutes 

Total Time – around 2 hours (includes time to chill in the fridge)

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Equipment Needed

  • Large saucepan
  • Metal or glass bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Weighing scales (or just estimate the cornflake quantity and throw in around 3 cups cornflakes)
  • 9 cupcake cases
  • Bun tray – just makes it easier, but it’s not essential
  • Teaspoon
  • Dessert spoon

Christmas Chocolate Cornflake Cakes Ingredients

You’ll only need three ingredients to make these yummy little chocolate clusters! It’s one of our favourite quick Christmas treats to make!

ingredients for Christmas chocolate cornflake cakes on a red festive tablecloth - include cornflakes, chocolate and christmas cake sprinkles
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips – or 200g (7.5oz) milk chocolate

Cooks Note! Because we make these with fortified cornflakes they’ll actually contain vitamin and minerals too! For calories and nutrition information see recipe card below.

How To Make Christmas Chocolate Cornflake Cakes

You are just going to love how quick our easy cornflake cakes are to make! They’re a brilliant no-bake cake to make with kids, and the instructions are super simple!

Step One – melt the chocolate

  • Place your glass or metal bowl over a saucepan of boiling water.
  • Add the broken up chocolate pieces to the bowl and stir until they’re melted – it should only take a few minutes, especially if you use a metal bowl as it’ll get really hot over the boiling water.

If you prefer you can melt the chocolate in the microwave.

Step Two – coat the cornflakes with melted chocolate

  • Tip the cornflakes into the bowl with the melted chocolate.
cornflakes being stirred into melted chocolate
  • Mix the cornflakes gently into the melted chocolate to coat them.

Step Three – put the chocolate coated cornflakes into cupcake cases

  • Grab a muffin tin or cupcake tray and pop a cupcake liner into nine of the holes.
  • Divide the chocolate cornflakes between the cupcake cases as evenly as you can. Just use the dessertspoon and the teaspoon to fill the cake cakes or pour in the chocolate coated cornflakes.
chocolate coated cornflakes in cupcake cases next to a pot of christmas cake sprinkles

Step Four – top the cakes with Christmas cake sprinkles

  • Sprinkle the festive cake sprinkles over the top of the chocolate cornflake cakes.
chocolate cornflake cakes on a wooden board ready to go into the fridge

Step Five – put the chocolate cornflake cakes into the fridge

  • Put the Christmas chocolate crispy cakes into the fridge so that the chocolate sets. It usually takes a couple of hours to harden up properly. If you keep them at room temperature they won’t set as well or as quickly.

Step Five – serve your easy cornflake cakes

  • Once the chocolate has set, eat the little chocolate crackle cakes! Great served with a glass of ice cold milk.

How To Store Christmas Chocolate Cornflake Cakes

Storage Instructions

We store these in an airtight container in the refrigerator, as it stops the chocolate melting. Plus… they’re never around for long anyway! Always super popular and gone within hours! Keeping them in the fridge keeps them crisp.

Christmas chocolate cornflake cakes on a holly print plate on a festive red tablecloth with festive ribbon strewn in background

Make Christmas Chocolate Cornflake Cakes Your Way

We’ve given you a super easy way to make chocolate cornflake cakes – but there’s loads of ways you can give this recipe a twist and really make it your own flavour!

  • Add some marshmallows – remove around 20g of the cornflakes and tip in some mini marshmallows, these make a delicious addition to chocolate crackle cakes.

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  • Add some themed cake sprinkles – once you’ve coated the cereal in melted chocolate and divided between the cake cases, sprinkle over some cake sprinkles, edible glitter or even some white chocolate sprinkles as contrast. You can even use sprinkles to match party themes – like unicorns, love hearts or St Patricks day.
  • Use different chocolate – make these yummy crispy cakes using white chocolate or a mix of white and milk. You could even use flavoured chocolate like Chocolate Orange or make them with dark chocolate if that’s your thing.
  • Use different cereal – make the chocolate clusters using Rice Krispies, Shreddies or any other cereal you like.
  • Make Easter nests – hollow out a little space on top of the cornflake cake and tuck some chocolate mini eggs in the centre as a little Easter treat!
Christmas chocolate cornflake cakes on a holly print plate on a festive red tablecloth with festive ribbon strewn in background

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  • M&Ms Flapjacks – a delicious chocolate coated flapjack that’s sprinkled with yummy M&Ms
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Yield: Makes 9

Christmas Cornflake Cake

Christmas chocolate cornflake cakes on a holly print plate on a festive red tablecloth with festive ribbon strewn in background

The EASIEST Christmas cupcakes EVER!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cornflakes (approx 80g)
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate (200g milk chocolate)
  • 2 tbsp Christmas cake sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Place your glass or metal bowl over a saucepan of boiling water.
  2. Add the chocolate chips (or broken up chocolate pieces) to the bowl and stir until they’re melted – it should only take a few minutes, especially if you use a metal bowl as it’ll get really hot over the boiling water.
  3. Tip the cornflakes into the bowl with the melted chocolate.
  4. Mix the cornflakes gently into the melted chocolate to coat them.
  5. Grab a muffin tin or cupcake tray and pop a cupcake liner into nine of the holes.
  6. Divide the chocolate cornflakes between the cupcake cases as evenly as you can. Just use the dessertspoon and the teaspoon to fill the cake cakes or pour in the chocolate coated cornflakes.
  7. Sprinkle the festive cake sprinkles over the top of the chocolate cornflake cakes.
  8. Put the Christmas chocolate crispy cakes into the fridge so that the chocolate sets.
  9. Once he chocolate has set, eat the little chocolate crackle cakes! Great served with a glass of ice cold milk.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 187Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 80mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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