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Recipes Using Corn Flakes

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Corn flakes are for more than just a bowl of cereal. They are great as a topping for casseroles, a base for desserts and more. Check out these recipes for some tasty ways to transform corn flakes into something fabulous.

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A box of cornflakes can be turned into so many fabulous things. So pour yourself a bowl to tide you over while you decide to do with the rest of the box of cereal.

These recipes using corn flakes span the spectrum from sweet to savory, dinner to dessert. There really is something here for everyone.

About Cornflakes

Corn flakes have been around since the 1890s. The first flaked cereal was created at what was essential a health retreat center run by the Kellogg brothers.

They were originally made from wheat, but quickly corn became the most popular grain to make the crunchy flakes from. It was the origins of cereal as we know it and also the start of a lot of drama between the Kelloggs themselves as well as the beginning of Post.

Cornflakes can be used in so many ways. They maintain a nice crunch, which makes them perfect in a lot of applications.

On the savory side, the crumbs are great for a breading or as a topping for casseroles. They keep a nice texture without getting mushy.

On the sweet side, they are great for bars and cookies. They have a relatively neutral flavor, so they can be combined with so many things.

So check out these recipes to get some fun new ideas using cornflakes. And if you have a favorite that is not listed below please let me know about it in the comments below. I would love to try your recipes as well!

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cornflake Bars
No bake cornflake bars are a quick and easy way to satisfy your sweet tooth. They only take a couple of minutes to put together. The bars are a great mix of chewy and crunchy with that classic peanut butter and chocolate flavor combination.
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stack of peanut butter corn flake squares with chocolate topping.
Cornflake Crumb Chicken
This cornflake crumb chicken is baked until the outside is nice and crispy but the meat is juicy and tender. It is a delicious way to get a fried chicken feel without having to get out the grease and fry anything. It is a classic dinner that our family loves.
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Dinner plate with cornflake crumb coated chicken leg quarter, mac and cheese and broccoli ready to eat.
Classic No Bake Corn Flake Wreath Cookies
These fun no bake cornflake wreath cookies are made from simple ingredients. They are a fun and festive treats to make during the holiday season. If you are looking for a cute no bake cookie to add to your holiday dessert table, this is the perfect recipe!
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close up of corn flake wreath cookies with Christmas sprinkles and red hots.
Buffalo Chicken Casserole with Ranch Cheesy Potatoes
Cheesy ranch potatoes topped with buffalo chicken, more cheese and plenty of buttery corn flakes. What's not to love? This casserole is filling, flavorful and fun too!
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plate of cheesy ranch potatoes topped with buffalo chicken and corn flakes, ready to eat.
No-fry Fried Ice Cream Bars
All of the fried ice cream flavor without the mess of frying. These fun fried ice cream bars are a great make ahead too. They are perfect for Cinco de Mayo, potlucks and BBQs too!
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fried ice cream bars with crunchy cornflake topping and crust
Cheesy Potato Casserole
 If you love a good creamy cheesy potato casserole, you have to try this recipe's twist. It's likely to be the best funeral potatoes you've ever had! 
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Serving spoon getting a big scoop of french onion cheesy potato casserole topped with golden brown cornflake crumbs.
Mary-Ann’s Sweet and Salty Caramel Snack Mix
Sweet and salty goodness by the handful is always a good idea! Especially when it is quick and easy to make and so delicious! This furn snack mix will keep your hand coming back for more every time. It is a fun mix of cereals, pretzels and peanuts all wrapped in a caramel coating. You are going to want to make it for every party and holiday from now on!
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Bowl of caramel snack mix with bugles, pretzels, peanuts, Chex, corn flakes, M&Ms and more, ready to eat.
No Bake Peanut Butter Honey Cornflake Cookies
No bake peanut butter honey cornflake cookies only take 4 ingredients and a few minutes to make. They are like scotcharoos, but in fun cookie form.
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mounds of peanut butter honey cornflake cookies on wax paper lined pan, ready to eat.
Cornflakes are for more than just a bowl of cereal. They are great as a topping for casseroles, a base for desserts and more. Check out these recipes for some tasty ways to transform corn flakes into something fabulous.

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Andrea Nine

Monday 7th of March 2022

I actually have some corn flakes that I want to use up. I tend to only put them on the potato casserole but these are such great ideas!


Monday 7th of March 2022

It's nice to have options!


Monday 7th of March 2022

Thanks for these yum recipes! The corn flake wreath cookies look amazing! xoxo Lovely


Monday 7th of March 2022

I think those might be my favorite as well!