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How to Make Gamergirl's Corn Flake Surprise

Updated on February 29, 2020

Gamergirl's Corn Flake Surprise first came about through testing, trial and error, and an attempt on her part to recreate a dish made in seventh grade home ec.  After many failures, and many sad boxes of corn flakes down the trash, the recipe has been decided and cemented in stone.  (Not real stone, as that'd be hard to chew unless you're a Big Red Rock Eater.)

The Ingredients

As with many of Gamergirl's "signature" goodies, the precise measurement is a matter of taste, preference, and intestinal fortitude. Your mileage may vary.

  • One box namebrand corn flakes
  • Three cups white sugar
  • One cup brown sugar
  • Two sticks of butter, softened
  • The SECRET ingredient

Other things you'll need:

  • A cookie sheet
  • A big mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • Medium sized bowl for the SECRET ingredient

Don't worry, I'll tell you what the super top secret ingredient is here in just a little bit!


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How to make Corn Flake Surprise

It's very simple.  This IS a recipe of a sort that they teach to kids, so you can totally let your kids try this recipe out.

  1. Mix your four cups of sugar (add more if you like things sweeter) to the softened butter.  Mix these up well, until you have a rolling ball of sugary butter goodness.
  2. Put the sugar mix into the microwave for 20 seconds, to liquify the butter just a touch and make your sugar lump easier to stir through.  This will dissolve some of the sugar into the butter, too.
  3. Add six cups of corn flakes to this mixture, and stir well.  Stir until the corn flakes are covered in your sugar and butter mix.
  4. Oil up your cookie sheet so the sugar doesn't bake to the surface.
  5. Using a big spoon, set spoonfuls of the mixture on the cookie sheet with a bit of space between lumps.

Cook this in the oven at 250 degrees for about 5 minutes - this will fuse the clusters together and get them nice and sticky.

Now it's time for the secret ingredient, are you ready?

PEANUT BUTTER!  Take peanut butter and put about a cup and a half into a ziploc baggie.  Put the baggie in a bowl (to hold it up) and microwave for 30 seconds to soften it up and make it easy to use as a drizzle.  Push the peanut butter back from a corner on the bottom of the baggie, and cut the corner off. 

Now you've got an easy piping bag!  Just squeeze out your warm peanut butter on top of the corn flake clusters, be as messy or artsy as you want, then toss the ziploc bag.

Let the clusters cool, then sprinkle confectioner's sugar over the top and serve.  They're a great snack for after school, and definitely cheap to make. :)

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    • carol7777 profile image

      carol stanley 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      Sounds delicious... Need to try these. Thanks for sharing these goodies.

    • mayhmong profile image

      mayhmong 

      12 years ago from North Carolina

      Mmmm....that sounds good. Its just like making rice krispy treats with peanut butter too!

    • Dottie1 profile image

      Dottie1 

      12 years ago from MA, USA

      I want some! Sounds like a great snack for before, during and after hubbing. Thanks so much for sharing. My daughter will love these, that is if there are any left by time she gets here. Too bad! :)

    • Kitchen_Witch profile image

      Kitchen_Witch 

      12 years ago from The Green Studio of Musings

      Great Goddess... sugary butter goodness...

      Shudder.

      MOM

    • Kitchen_Witch profile image

      Kitchen_Witch 

      12 years ago from The Green Studio of Musings

      Great Goddess... sugary butter goodness...

      Shudder.

      MOM

    • VioletSun profile image

      VioletSun 

      12 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Hey, this sounds like fun, one I am willing to try!

    • G-Ma Johnson profile image

      Merle Ann Johnson 

      12 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      .Yep sounds like one am more then happy to make..Thanks Angel, how are the wedding plans ??? gonna have a cereal cake??? LOL G-Ma :O) Hugs & Peace

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      12 years ago from France

      This sounds like a lot of fun to make and very high in calories -the type of recipe I look for my children!

    • Tom Cornett profile image

      Tom Cornett 

      12 years ago from Ohio

      Sounds good...have to try it now! :)

    • gamergirl profile imageAUTHOR

      Kiz Robinson 

      12 years ago from New Orleans, Louisiana

      :D Thanks Patty! I just got done with lunch myself.. otherwise all these food hubs would make me VERY hungry.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish MS 

      12 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      Man, I'm going to have to go have lunch now! Thanks for the Hub abnd teh recipe. Great fun.

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