Milk Bar’s Cornflake Crunch

Happy Victoria Day!! ‘Tis finally time for a post and this one’s about baking. After I received the milk bar cookbook as a birthday present a couple of years ago, I’d been bookmarking a few dozen (who am I kidding, I want to bake everything single thing in that book!) recipes to try out in the attempt to relive my milk bar experiences in New York. Cereal milk soft serve with cornflake crunch was at the top of that bookmarked list.  

Turns out the cornflake crunch (a Milk Bar creation) is used in multiple recipes so make a full recipe (4 cups) and you can easily enjoy it in different desserts! We’re talking cookies, crusts, ice cream and probably more.  

(get the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook HERE!) 

Milk Bar’s Cornflake Crunch 
Makes about 360g (4 cups)


4 cups  cornflakes
¼ cup  milk powder
3 tbsp   sugar
1 tsp     kosher salt
6 tbsp   butter, melted 


1. Heat oven to 275°.

2. In a medium bowl, with your hands, crush cornflakes to ¼ of their original size. Add milk powder, sugar, and salt; toss to mix. Add butter; toss to coat. (As you toss, the butter will act as glue, binding the dry ingredients to the cereal, creating small clusters.)
3. On a parchment- or Silpat-lined sheet pan, spread clusters and bake for 20 minutes, at which point they should look toasted, smell buttery, and crunch gently when cooled slightly and chewed.

4. Cool completely before storing or using in a recipe. Stored in an airtight container at room temperature, the crunch will keep fresh for one week; in the fridge or freezer, it will keep with one month.

 *I used the metric measurements: 170g cornflakes, 40g milk powder, 40g sugar, 4g kosher salt, 130g butter

Ready for the oven!

Who knew you can turn the humble corn flake into crunchy crack? (by that I mean very addictive crunchy bits).  And it’s so easy to whip up; just 5 ingredients needed! To take advantage of the long weekend and warm weather, I’m having some friends over for a bbq—and I’ll be making ice cream, and sprinkling some gold crack on it!! (Yes, gold crack meaning cornflake crunch…)

5 out of 5 NOMs


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