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3 huge boxes of corn flakes-what to do?

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.

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  1. 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
    ADD
    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.
    Good luck!

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    1. re: johnmart11

      These are addictive. My mom made them for us growing up, and every now and then still make a batch. They are gone before the day is over!!!

      1. re: johnmart11

        This is exactly what I was going to suggest. I can't keep those around or I'll eat the whole batch.

        1. re: johnmart11

          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.

          1. re: johnmart11

            Hi,

            What's Karo? I am from Malaysia and we might not have it. any substitute? Thanks!

            1. re: emilycyc

              Karo is corn syrup - if you can't find it, - do you have a Cold Storage nearby? They should carry a British product called Lyle's Golden Syrup - it has a green and gold label, and can be pretty much used like corn syrup is, the taste is just a little different (in a good way.)

          2. return them, if you have the receipt and they are unopened you should be able to exchange for the frosted kind.

            1. Run them through a food processor. Bag the resultant crumbs and freeze to use for breading and topping casseroles.

              1. 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.

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                1. re: roasted138

                  Add grated parmesan to the cornflake crumbs. My aunt made her chicken this way, using the Kraft green shaker parmesan, and even that was delicious!

                  1. re: roasted138

                    I agree. (A bit OT, but Wheaties work even better!)

                  2. 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.

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                    1. re: Jennalynn

                      Thank you all for the suggestions. Good ideas. I 'll try them all since i do have a lot. I think i'll keep them. Need to get more chicken : ) Thank you again.

                      1. re: Jennalynn

                        Reminds me of something similar, but if you have chicken breasts, I like to hammer them with a rolling pin until they're flat (they get quite big!) and dunk in beaten egg, then breadcrumbs/dry mix etc. Then I shallow fry in a pan, and eat with gravy and chopped, diced leeks :)