Chinese New Year Chocolate Cornflakes Clusters (No Bake) – These super easy no-bake Asian Western fusion sweet treats are popular in some parts of Southeast Asia for Chinese New Year celebration. Made with only 3 ingredients!
These No-Bake Chinese New Year Chocolate Cornflakes Clusters is probably one of the easiest Chinese New Year’s sweets I’ve ever made!! Kids love these Chocolate Cornflakes Clusters! I remember liking these as a kid too. Not so much now though as an adult 🙂
All you need are chocolate and cornflakes cereal! It’s very obvious that these aren’t Asian origin 🙂 I’m not sure how it gets so popular as one of the CNY cookies though! Another popular version is the non-chocolate, usually coated with honey.
These are REALLY easy to make! and I know some people make them for Christmas too. I like to wait until the melted chocolate cools down a little bit before I stir in the cornflakes. I find that these really help to keep the cornflakes crispy longer!
Chinese New Year Chocolate Cornflakes Clusters (No Bake)
- You can either melt the chocolate in the microwave or use a double boiler. Microwave the chocolate in 30 seconds and then stir until smooth. Microwave for an additional 10-second if needed until you get a smooth texture. If using a double boiler, melt the chocolate over low heat until it's melted. The water shouldn't be touching the bowl. Please make sure no water get into the chocolate. Stir in the peanut butter and mix until smooth
- I wait for about 3-5 minutes until the chocolate is not too hot before I stir in the cornflakes. The cornflakes will stay crispy so much longer this way
- Stir in the cornflakes until all is coated. Scoop into mini muffin cups, sprinkles with nonpareil and let the chocolate solidify. This may take several minutes to hours, depending on your room temperature. The warmer it is the slower it will set. You can put in the fridge to help the chocolate set faster if it is really warm where you are. Keep in an air-tight container. Depending on humidity, here they can stay crispy for weeks