What do you do with leftover cornflakes? Make dessert! No, I didn’t make haystacks (sorry Megan) but went in a different direction. Remember haystacks? Cornflakes, butterscotch chips, and peanut butter all spooned into little blobs? Quite yummy. But when you have a pile of various kinds of chocolate, all opened, you either need to make a big batch of brownies, or these cornflake things I made up. I am sure there are about a dozen different versions of this recipe using all different variations of cereals. Cornflakes, rice crispies, and I have even seen a version with pretzels. But this is what I had to use up in the pantry so this is how I made it. Just about the tastiest use of leftovers ever!
Feel free to change the name. I just made it up about 5 seconds ago.
12 oz of dark chocolate, finely chopped, or 1 bag of dark or semisweet chocolate chips
3 c cornflakes
1 c dried cherries or cranberries (I used 1/2 c of each)
In a medium sized, heat safe bowl, melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30 sec intervals, stirring between each. Stop before the chocolate is completely melted and stir it vigorously until smooth. Add in the rest of the ingredients and gently fold together until combined and evenly coated. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto wax paper or parchment paper. Let set for 30 minutes until cool and firm.