Caramel Cornflakes Treats (No-Bake)

by Maddie
Caramel Cornflakes Treats in black bowl

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. 

  • Sugar
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Butter
  • Kellogg’s Cornflakes
  • Avocado Oil Spray
White bowl with sugar, Aluminum bowl with Kelloggs Corn Flakes, small see through bowl with butter, small see through bowl with condenses milk

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!

White Sugar in Sauce Pan
White Sugar in Sauce Pan Melted
White Sugar and Butter Melted in Sauce Pan
White Sugar, Butter Melted and mixed with Condensed Milk Melted in Sauce Pan
White Sugar, Butter Melted and Condensed Milk in Sauce Pan with Kelloggs Corn Flakes ready to be mixed
White Sugar, Butter Melted and Condensed Milk in Sauce Pan with Kelloggs Corn Flakes mixed

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.

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Caramel Cornflakes Treats (No-Bake)


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  • Author: Maddie @TheFoodieKitchn
  • Total Time: 43 minutes
  • Yield: 24 Treats 1x

Description

Craving a sweet treat? Check out this delicious 5-ingredient Caramel Cornflakes Treats recipe! A great way to satiate your sweet tooth!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup of Granulated Sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons of Salted Butter
  • 14 ounces of Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 8ounces of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Cereal

Instructions

  1. Cover two baking sheets (9×13) with parchment paper, and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, heat the sugar over medium heat. Stir constantly to avoid burning the sugar, and wait until it becomes an amber color (8 – 10  minutes). The key here is to be patient.
  3. Once the sugar has completely melted, stir in salted butter until well combined.
  4. Stir in the sweetened condensed milk and remove from heat.
  5. Stir in the Kellogg’s cornflakes cereal and mix until all flakes are well coated with caramel.
  6. Pour the mixture into one of the baking sheets, and let it cool (20-30 minutes)
  7. Once cooled, damp your fingers in water, and take small portions to form them into small spheres. Arrange all spheres on the second baking sheet until done.
  8. Serve and Enjoy!

Notes

Storage: Although I recommend eating the Caramel Cornflake Treats the same day for better taste and texture, you could store them in an airtight container for up to 3 days at room temperature. Super important to keep them separated because they will stick to each other otherwise.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cooling Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Latin

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Treat
  • Calories: 137
  • Sugar: 18.5
  • Sodium: 95.79
  • Fat: 3.2
  • Saturated Fat: 2.04
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 26
  • Fiber: 0.33
  • Protein: 2
  • Cholesterol: 9.25

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5 comments

easy to make, tasty treats

Kamila July 13, 2023 - 5:58 PM

easy recipe to follow, has good step by step instructions. my family all loved these tasty treats, super easy and fast to make and the crunch adds to the texture 🙂






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Maddie August 25, 2023 - 7:59 PM

Yay!! I’m so happy you and your family loved it! 🙂

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Help!

Hannah August 2, 2023 - 2:47 PM

Sugar and butter hardened as soon as I added condensed milk!

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Maddie August 25, 2023 - 7:58 PM

Hi Hannah!,
I’m sorry to hear you encountered some issues with the recipe.
When sugar and butter harden after adding condensed milk, it’s possible that the mixture wasn’t heated or stirred adequately.
Next time, try melting the butter and sugar over low heat, stirring continuously until they fully dissolve into a smooth mixture before adding the condensed milk.
If you have any more questions or need further assistance, feel free to ask.
I hope this helps!, and I appreciate your feedback!” 🙂

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Wonderfully crunchy, but too sweet

Thalia February 8, 2024 - 3:54 PM

Hi, I made this and while the crunch in it is unbelievable, it’s too sweet for my taste. Any chance I can replace the sweetened condensed milk with regular milk or cream?

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