Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins
The following recipe was given to me by my mother, who was born and raised in Costa Rica. I remember making this easy treat with my mom every chance we had. It was a substitute for cup cakes or rice crispy treats. I am now handing down this recipe to my own three children, who beg me at least once a week to make them " Costa Rican Treats", also known as " Bolitas de Conflakes"
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 1 (16 ounce) box corn flakes
- Melt a cup of sugar in a large pot in low to medium heat, while the sugar is melting be sure to allow it to melt without stirring the sugar. Once the sugar has turn into a golden brown color add the condensed milk while continuously stirring the ingredients using a wooden spoon. Allow the sugar and condensed milk to melt together and then add a teaspoon of butter. Turn off the heat and add cornflakes while continuing to mix everything together. Place mixture on cup cake liners and let cool off. Store the Bolitas de Cornflakes in a tight container.