Chocolate Caramel Crispy Cakes

"A yummy, chocolaty take on the classic "cereal treat", courtesy of the wonderful Nigella Lawson. You can substitute for whichever candy bar and cereal you prefer. Enjoy! Prep time includes time to chill the bars after making."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
40 treats


  • 4 (2 ounce) chocolate candy bars (2 oz. bars, recommended Milky Way)
  • 14 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 12 cups corn flakes (or other preferred cereal)


  • Break the candy bars into bits and drop them into a saucepan.
  • Add the butter and melt, over lowish heat, stirring frequently with a rubber spatula.
  • When everything is melted (the nougat-like layer takes the longest to go), tip in the cereal and stir them, with your rubber spatula, in the chocolate mixture until they are all pretty well coated.
  • Fill the mini muffin papers (about 40) with the mixture and put in the refrigerator, on a small sheet pan or tray, for at least 1 hour.

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  1. Muffin Goddess
    Great take on the classic cereal treats! I stuck with the corn flakes and Milky Way combination, but I used the little one bite bars rather than the 2 oz bars because that's what I had on hand (I lost count how many I needed, but I weighed them out to 8oz). I didn't bother with the papers, I just scooped them out with a cookie scoop and placed them on a baking sheet to set. Yummy! Thanks for posting! Made for PAC Spring '10 :)
  2. Debber
    ARE YOU KIDDING? These are so good. Hide them from the kids. Will make another batch to take to the church potluck. *Autumn 09 PAC*
  3. Eight West
    These were really yummy and oh so easy to make, giant hit at work party. I used Honey Bunches of O's as the cereal - that's what I had - and they turned out great. Definitely will make again! thanks priiwinklejenn
  4. Tisme
    Nigella sure knows her chocolate!!! Wondeful recipe, so yummy! I made these with Mars Bars and they were brilliant. So easy and so quick! Once they were set I took them out of patty pans and served them, they vanished before my eyes! Thanks for posting periwinklejenn I will be making this again for sure!!!
  5. SunshineDallas
    I made these for the Super Bowl party I attended last Sunday. They were gone within 15 minutes of setting them on the table. Everyone wanted the recipe. I should have made several batches!!! Thanks for the idea...



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