Have you ever tried Cornflake Cookies? WAIT – Don’t stop reading here!!!

corn flake cookies
Cornflake cookies dropped on wax paper, ready to cool.

The first time I tried one, I never knew they were made with corn flakes, let alone dates! But as everyone was raving about the chocolate covered cookies placed neatly on the cookie tray that my sister-in-law brought to our family Christmas party, I knew I had to try one.

Well one turned into a few. Ok, let’s be honest, I might have even stuffed a few in my pockets for the drive home that night.  These cookies are so good that even ex-family members still request them at Christmas time!

As Jim’s mom’s recipe was passed along to us, I quickly realized how easy these cookies are to make. They don’t require any baking, only a few minutes over the double broiler to melt down the chocolate.  The toughest part was stirring the chocolate into the cornflake mixture. But hey, I need a good workout this time of year anyway!

So the next time you want to make something unique, yet delicious, give these simple to prepare cookies a try. Everyone will be raving about them and asking for more!

Also – be sure to check out our Christmas Cookie Tray Recipes Page for some of our favorite sweets that we share with family and friends each year.

Cornflake Cookies Recipe

corn flake cookies
Organic corn flakes are the main ingredient in this delicious cookie.

1 lb. milk chocolate
2 oz. unsweetened squares
5 cups of corn flakes (organic preferred)
1 cup walnuts (chopped)
1 cup dates (chopped)
1/4 tsp salt


1. Melt milk chocolate and unsweetened squares in a double boiler

2. Mix cornflakes, walnuts, dates and salt in a medium size bowl

corn flake cookies
Mixing melted chocolate into the corn flake mixture.

3. Pour chocolate mixture over the cornflake mixture until well incorporated

4. Drop by spoonfuls on wax paper

Let cool completely before eating.  *Can freeze in an air tight container.


Mary and Jim

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Corn Flake Cookies Recipe


  • 1 lb. milk chocolate
  • 2 oz. unsweetened squares
  • 5 cups of corn flakes organic preferred
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1 cup dates chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Melt milk chocolate and unsweetened squares in a double boiler
  2. Mix corn flakes, walnuts, dates and salt in a medium size bowl
  3. Pour chocolate mixture over the corn flake mixture until well incorporated
  4. Drop by spoonfuls on wax paper
  5. Let cool completely before eating.

Recipe Notes

*Can freeze in an air tight container.
Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms

Corn Flake Cookies Recipe, A Christmas Cookie Taste You Won’t Believe!

12 thoughts on “Corn Flake Cookies Recipe, A Christmas Cookie Taste You Won’t Believe!

  • December 13, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Hi Tonya. We’ve used Pecans before and they’ve turned out just fine.

  • December 12, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    My son is allergic to walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts and cashews. What other nut would you recommend for this recipe?

  • December 11, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Yes, it is a small world, living in Cincinnati, I have been following you after an article in the Newark Advocate. When I was home visiting, I found out your place is just down the road from my Aunts. She lives in the house that has the little A frame in front of the main residence.

  • December 11, 2016 at 8:17 am

    WOW, what a small world 🙂 I love your recipe – we will have to give that a try as well. Thanks for following along in our small journey in a familiar town. Go Bucks!

  • December 11, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Hi Charles. I just tested the print out and the ingredients came up for me. Maybe try to open it in a new web browser? I used Google Chrome. Thanks

  • December 11, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Thanks Melanie for replying – The Unsweetened squares are just squares of unsweetened chocolate. Sorry for the confusion in the recipe. I hope you get to make them!

  • December 9, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Thanks very much for reply Melanie . Another one : What is unsweetened squares”
    So much want to make these as they sound so delicious.

  • December 8, 2016 at 10:58 am

    @ Yvonne, White Karol is corn syrup.

  • December 7, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Went to print your sugar recipe and no ingredients for the cookies

  • December 7, 2016 at 1:57 am

    Unsweetened squares are dark chocolate bars without sweetener. White Caro is light corn syrup. Hope that helps.

  • December 6, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Hi from South Africa.

    Two questions.
    1 What is unsweetened squares in the first recipe?
    2. What is white Caro in the Peanut Butter Receipt?
    We do not seem to have either in South Africa or otherwise would be named differently.
    Thanks for all the wonderful tips and articles.
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.
    Yvonne Horak ( Mrs.)
    Mossel Bay – Western Cape South Africa

  • December 6, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Many years ago my mother brought home cornflake cookies after a cookie exchange in Newark, Ohio. We have made ever since , but they were with peanut butter.
    Peanut Butter Treats
    1 cup sugar
    1 cup white Karo
    1 heaping cup peanut butter
    6 cups corn flakes
    Measure all ingredients first, do not double!!!!

    In large pan, mix first 2 ingredients, over med heat bring to boil,
    boil 1 minute, remove from heat add peanut butter mix quickly add corn flakes mix. Work fast so they won’t set up in the pan. Drop by table spoon onto wax paper. Cool. Enjoy

    P.S. Thanks for taking me home reading your blog!!!! You are such an inspiration!!!! I have followed your instructions for a raised bed for next year. We can’t wait to get started!!!
    Happy Holidays and GO BUCKS

    Melanie Smith

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