5 Quick Snacks You Can Make With Cornflakes

If the bowl of cornflakes and milk everyday is boring you, here are 5 ways you can use them to make snacks. Yes, snacks made with cornflakes!

If there was ever a greater need to minimize food wastage and use all our resources to their optimum potential, it is now. To encourage us all to do this, and in ways that don’t need a whole lot of added effort, we have come up with simple ideas to use staple ingredients differently in your daily meals. Most of you may already have these as part of regular groceries. Through these posts, we hope you get fresh ideas to use your kitchen supplies wisely and in interesting ways.

Is it a Sunday?

A Wednesday?

Is it lunchtime already?

The truth is, we don’t know.

All we know is that it’s snack time, all the time. Most of us have lost track of days and time, and that in turn has resulted in us eating 101 snacks divided over 24 hours. The lockdown has affected our appetites a lot more than we expected and in turn, we are giving you a few ideas that can be used to cook something different using the same old staples like suji, moong dal, and kala chana.

Most of us have a small stash of unflavored cornflakes in the pantry that has been gasping for breath under all the new entrants. So, here are 5 quick snacks you can whip up using a handful of cornflakes.

1) Cornflakes Bhel

Cornflakes + Puffed rice + Veggies = DELISH!

One of the quickest chaats to make is a crunchy cornflakes bhel. Mix chopped onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, green chilies and coriander leaves in a bowl. Add puffed rice and cornflakes. You can add sev and peanuts if you have some at home. For the dressing, in a small bowl add a tablespoon of honey, juice of one squeezed lemon, salt, and pepper. Drizzle this dressing over the dry ingredients and serve immediately, or the cornflakes will get soggy. This cornflakes bhel is light and agrees well with our evening cravings.

 5 Quick Snacks You Can Make With Cornflakes
The crunchiness of the cornflakes and the freshness of vegetables is a perfect combination.
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2) Kurkuri Paneer Tikki

When you eat these tikkis, the person sitting next to you will surely need earplugs because the crunch is SO loud. Grate and knead some mashed paneer till it gets a mouth-melting texture. Add some finely chopped raisins, salt, and ajwain to it. Feel free to add vegetables of your choice. Add a small boiled potato to the mix for binding. Turn them into small bite-sized tikkis and coat them with crushed cornflakes. Deep fry them till golden. Sprinkle some chaat masala on top. Serve with lachcha pyaaz and green chutney.

Note – If you think the mix is too soft and the tikkis aren’t binding, add a slice of bread to it. If you are looking for more paneer recipes, here is a list of 30 paneer dishes that can be made at home.

 5 Quick Snacks You Can Make With Cornflakes
Some bite-sized paneer tikkis work beautifully as a starter.
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3) Cornflakes Potato Fingers

One of the classics, we could say. Potato snacks are loved by children and adults alike. These are quick and easy to make and once you serve them, we can assure you that not even a single one will be left on the plate. Mashed potatoes lightly salted and rolled out in long finger-like shape is what we are suggesting here. Add chopped onions, grated carrots, broccoli, bell peppers or corn if you love some veggies in these snacks. In a bowl make a maida/cornflour slurry and dip these fingers in them and roll in a plate of crushed cornflakes. Deep fry till crisp. Serve with ketchup, mustard, a tangy salsa or a creamy mayonnaise.

 5 Quick Snacks You Can Make With Cornflakes
Cornflakes Potato Fingers is one way to use cornflakes in an interesting way

4) Choco Cornflake Bites

A batch of freshly made homemade dessert is always a good idea. Making use of cornflakes to make a dessert might sound like a bad idea, but they are so crunchy that you won’t stop at just one. In a double boiler melt a bar of chocolate (dark or milk), add a spoon of cocoa powder and a tablespoon of butter. Mix well till the chocolate has completely melted. Add cornflakes to this mix. Immediately start putting spoonful dollops of the mix on a baking paper or butter paper. Let it set in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours. Enjoy these crunchy bites!

 5 Quick Snacks You Can Make With Cornflakes
Cornflake bites or cornflake cookies are a yummy treat for kids!

5) No-Bake Chocolate And Cornflakes Bars

Making cereal bars at home is so easy and so versatile that you can add anything you think is healthy and would taste great in an energy bar. Add seeds, nuts, dried berries, honey, date sugar, cornflakes, peanut butter, chocolate chips, rolled oats or whatever you fancy. Mix it all together and set it in a tray. Once set, cut into bar-like shapes and wrap in butter paper to avoid drying out. Enjoy these post your home workout or hand it over to the kids as a healthy snack after playtime.

 5 Quick Snacks You Can Make With Cornflakes
Make some energy bars at home with cornflakes.

Do you enjoy eating cornflakes the classic way, with milk, or have you tried your hand at some innovative cornflakes recipe yet?

Struggling to cook with limited resources? There is a lot in our kitchens even during this lockdown, all we need is a set of fresh ideas and suggestions to keep our menus interesting! Read these posts to help you choose what to cook for the next meal using regular staples like attasujimoong dalrice and potatoes. We will also give you tips on how to use common condiments like mayonnaise and spices like jeera and turmeric in your diet to maximise the usage of everyday products.

About The Author

Nishtha Asrani Sethi, born and brought up in Delhi, is a content writer who has previously worked with NDTV and Resolver. Her roots are deep within the food industry, thanks to her family business and a keen interest in contemporary food products. Nishtha loves to serve her articles with a side of humor. Her Bachelor’s degree in Home Science comes in handy while researching the science behind the food. When she is not trying to win a battle of fries vs fruit with her daughter, she is busy experimenting with her huge joint family with crazy recipes.

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  1. Roohani Jain says

    Hmmm. Exciting recipes. Will try coating aloo tikki tomorrow. Might be a tasty addition.

  2. Good ideas. Will try n let u know

  3. Fantastic ideas ! Thank you! Kids don’t like eating cornflakes now and so this is a good way of making sure they don’t go waste.

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