3 huge boxes of corn flakes-what to do?
- ceciliar Oct 4, 2007 03:22 PM
Ok, bought 3 big boxes of corn flakes cereal, of course i didn't really read it well- kids eat only FROSTED corn flakes. I was thinking of coating it with a little sugar and add some cinnamon. Any ideas? Thanks.
This may be too sugarry, but... When I was growing up we used to make something with cornflakes that we called peanut butter chews. Kids will love them and you will too. I will give the recipe off the top of my head
Peanut Butter Chews
combine and heat in a md saucepan
1 cup sugar
1 cup karo
2 ounces butter
stir until blended, then let come to a boil and boil for 45 seconds
1 cup peanut butter
7 cups corn flakes
Remove from heat and drop by tspful or press into a jelly roll pan for thinner bars or a 9x 13 for thicker
Also I think corn flakes make an awesome breading for chicken or fish.
We had a simpler recipe for butterscotch-peanut cornflake clusters. They are delicious, I swear!
Melt 1 package butterscotch chips with 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter.
Mix in 3 cups (or perhaps more?) cornflakes, coating the cornflakes.
Drop butterscotch-peanut-cornflake mounds onto waxed paper and let cool.
Try not to eat them all in one sitting.
return them, if you have the receipt and they are unopened you should be able to exchange for the frosted kind.
Run them through a food processor. Bag the resultant crumbs and freeze to use for breading and topping casseroles.
I agree with other posters to use them for breading after crushing them a little. My current favorite is to mix in some bread crumbs with the cornflakes, and marinate some chicken in buttermilk overnight, the take out and dip in the breading. Add some seasoning to the breading the buttermilk, bake in the oven and it's way healthier fried chicken.
Had this last night... it's too good.
Corn Flake Chicken.
Crush about a cup of corn flakes per every 3 average sized chicken parts (you can also use strips and make healthy chicken fingers)... you can make this with or without skin. Crush them in a big ziploc bag.
Add some salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne (if you like spicy), ground corriander... whatever spices you like.
Brush the chicken with mustard (flavored or not) or BBQ sauce... Add the chicken to the bag zip it and toss it around squishy the flakes onto the chicken.
Pour onto a foil lined baking pan (I like to use the Reynolds Release foil) and bake at 350 for about 45 minutes (much less if only using boneless breasts).
Crunchy and yum.
1 c. sugar
1 c. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. each baking soda and cream of tartar
Add dry ingredients to creamed mix gradually. Stir in 2 cups cornflakes; mix well and add 1/2 cup nuts. Drop by teaspoons about 2 inches apart (cookies will spread out). Bake 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees.
NOTE: I baked cookies about 13 minutes - OK. Nuts are optional and any kind can be used. I flattened the cookies a little with the bottom of a moistened glass.
save a box and mix with Cheerios or Joe's O's, then stir into melted chocolate for a quick, easy holiday 'candy'. Spoon out onto wax paper and cool. Store tightly sealed.
more cookies ..
Corn Flake Macaroons
* 1 egg white
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1/2 cup shredded coconut
* 1 cup corn flakes
* 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
* 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
* pinch salt
Beat egg whites on medium speed of electric mixer until foamy. Add cream of tartar; continue beating until the egg whites hold soft peaks. Gradually beat in sugar and continue to beat until the meringue holds very stiff peaks. Beat in vanilla extract. The meringue should be very smooth and have no sugar grittiness.
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. A tiny dot of meringue under the parchment paper at each corner will keep it from moving while you work.
Spoon small mounds of meringue on the parchment paper. Sprinkle a little cinnamon sugar over each mound.
Bake for 1 hour at 250deg, rotating the baking sheets after 30 minutes. Take a meringue out to test. Break in half; it should be dry in the center. Turn the oven off and leave the door partially open. Leaver meringues in the oven for 1 hour longer
Won't help much and there's lots of sugar.. but it's something a little different.
I made the chicken coated with the corn flakes- told the kids that we're having fried chicken for dinner and sourdough bread that i also added some corn flakes. Added some sauteed vegetables as side dish. Then for dessert i made the recipe that johnmart11 posted- Yum!!! They actually thought i fried the chicken. Thank you. I can wait to try more recipes.
Instead of making Rice Crispies, make them with the Corn Flakes (I actually like them better than the RC version). My mom used to make them and then put green food coloring, shape them into wreaths on a plate, decorate with cinnamon dots put a ribbon on it and give it for Xmas gifts.
use it as a filler in meat loaf
i tried it as a cheesecake crust instead of graham it was not to bad,and as a pie crust
I made some baked popcorn fish and shrimp with the corn flakes as coating. It was good. I still have not used one box. I'll be making the corn flakes rice crispy recipe for the kids school snack. And the corn flakes cookies for dessert next week. Goodness! i hope this will take care of the 1st box. I'm in a food budget this month and i hate to waste food. Thank you for the ideas again.
You can also use the cornflake/parmesan cheese crumb coating on pork chops -- I use the boneless chops that I get at Costco. I usually dip the pork chops into an egg/milk mixture and then coat them with the seasoned cornflake crumb mixture either by shaking them (one at a time) in a plastic bag or by pressing and turning them into a bowl filled with the mixture. Then place them into a greased or oiled low sided pan and bake them in a 400 degree oven for about 20 to 30 minutes (depending upon the thickness of the meat,) turning once halfway through. Be careful not to overcook them or they'll be dry.You can season the mixture with chili powder or other spice mixes like Old Bay Seasoning or Cavender's Greek Seasoning and you can leave the cheese out of the coating and just add more cornflake crumbs if you wish
of course the obvious thing
buy lots of fruit ban,straw,peaches,and blue, milk.
have it for snacks even a quick on the run supper
the fruit May offset the kid's need for all the sugar
If you're ever making a graham cracker/digestive biscuit/cookie crumb crust for a cheesecake or something, try subbing out half of the crackers for cornflakes instead. It makes the crust amazingly crispy and light because the crushed cornflakes don't seem to get soft with the butter in the same way... Topped off with lemony cream-cheese filling or whipped chocolate mousse? Yes please.