I remember the first time I enjoyed the caramel aroma of these Caramel Cornflakes Treats. I was about 4-5 years old, playing in my aunt’s garage in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (approx. 1990).
The recipe was passed down to my mother from the Fondeur family, specifically from Luchy, one of my mom’s best friends. My aunt Sandra had become an expert in making them so much that going to Puerto Plata around those years meant eating Caramel Cornflakes Treat. I have the image on my mind, everyone lagging and talking near the kitchen, hoping that the Caramel Cornflakes Treat would be ready to disappear in seconds. In my family, when it comes to food, “if you snooze, you lose.”
These Caramel Cornflakes treats are delicious, and it’s hard to eat just one. Try the recipe, and I guarantee you and your loved ones will love it!
Why I Love It
- Sweet: Believe me, these caramel cornflake treats will satisfy your sweet cravings!
- Gooey but Crunchy: These Caramel Cornflakes treats have the perfect balance between gooey and crunchy; it will be hard to stop eating them all, you’ll see!
- Only 5 Ingredients: Sugar, butter, sweetened condensed milk, and cornflakes are the essential ingredients in this recipe. Additionally, I use Avocado Oil Spray to avoid the cornflakes from sticking to the aluminum foil on the baking sheet while waiting for them to cool before forming the spheres.
- No-Bake: This is the best of all! No Baking times!
- No Peanut Butter: No Peanut butter! Don’t get me wrong, I love peanut butter, but I rather have a delicious recipe that I’m 99% sure everyone is going to be able to enjoy
What Are The Ingredients
With only five ingredients, the Caramel Cornflakes Treat is made with sugar, condensed milk, butter, and Kellogg’s cereal.
- Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Kellogg’s Cornflakes
- Avocado Oil Spray
How To Make Caramel Cornflakes Treats
- Prep: Cover 2 baking sheets with parchment paper, and set aside.
- Caramel: Heat the sugar over medium heat in a large pot until it becomes amber (8 min approx.) Stir in butter until well combined. Stir in the condensed milk and remove from heat. Add the Cornflakes and mix until well combined. The trick is to be patient enough to wait for the sugar to melt. If we pour the butter ahead of time, the Caramel Cornflakes Treat will not get the perfect sticky texture to form the Treat, and they will start to fall apart when trying to eat them. We must also be careful not to let the sugar burn.
- Cool down: Pour the mixture into one of the baking sheets, pressing down, and let it cool for 20-30 minutes. Once cooled, dampen fingers in water, take a portion, and form small spheres. If hands become too sticky, damp hand in the water. Arrange the spheres on the second baking sheet until done.
Serve and enjoy!
How to Store Caramel Cornflake Treats
Leftovers may be stored for up to 3 days in an airtight container at room temperature or refrigerated. Try to keep them separated because they will stick to each other if not.