This is another lazy recipe. Sorry, I've been extremely busy this weekend. You see there is this place, it's called Hyrule. Hyrule's past is being threatened by a great evil and it's up to me to destroy it. You can see my dilemma. There are lives at stake here.
Yes I'm talking about a video game, this one specifically. Needless to say I spent a significant portion of the last two days playing (*cough* fifteen hours.... *cough* so far *cough*). And it was in the middle of my quest when I set the controller down for a second and decided that I needed to make something to post. I also had a serious chocolate craving. So this is what I came up with. Not pretty, but tasty.
These cereal drops are an adaptation of the Honey-Peanut Butter Cereal Drops I did for Easter this year. I replaced the peanut butter with chocolate and went back to the corn syrup from the original recipe. I really didn't want honey flavoured chocolate. And because I typically like my brownies on the semi-sweet to bittersweet side, I went with a semi-sweet/unsweetened chocolate combination, but any of these ingredients can be altered with success. Milk chocolate, dark corn syrup/honey, brown sugar. Heck, use Bran Flakes for a fibre boost and you can call it health food :). And once you decide to do this recipe, you'll be done in ten minutes. I actually spent more time thinking about it than I did making it.
The flavour is definitely that of a dark chocolate brownie or truffle, but the added texture of the crispy corn flakes makes them much lighter and way more addictive. They're also quite chewy like a Rice Krispies treat; which, in all honesty, I suppose they kind of are.. except without any of the ingredients that actually make up Rice Krispies treats :).
So what are you waiting for? Go make these. They're quick, quite tasty and really quench that chocolate craving. A fraction of the time of a brownie, with all the brownie flavour. And I promise, next week I will have something better than a four ingredient peanut butter cookie or a no-bake chocolate bon bon. Unless of course I haven't found a save point, then you're on your own :).
Dark Chocolate Cereal Drops
Adapted from meYields approx 20 drops (I used this cookie scoop)
1 1/2 cups Corn Flakes
3 oz semi-sweet chocolate
1 oz unsweetened chocolate
1/4 cup light corn syrup
2 tbsp sugar (26g)
Have ready a large cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
In a small saucepan set over medium heat, add corn syrup and sugar and stir to combine. Continue to stir until mixture comes to a full boil.
Remove from heat and stir in both chocolates until completely melted and combined.
Pour cornflakes into chocolate mixture and gently fold everything together, being careful not to crush the corn flakes and making sure to coat them completely.
Scoop by rounded teaspoonfuls (or cookie scoop) onto prepared cookie sheet and place in fridge for ten minutes to set and cool.