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Easy No-Bake Reindeer Chocolate Cornflake Cakes

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I’ve reinvented my classic chocolate cornflake Easter nest recipe to make easy no-bake chocolate cornflake reindeer cakes. They are very easy, and very delicious and perfect as a little Christmas treat. So read on for my recipe for easy no-bake reindeer chocolate cornflake cakes.

Recipe for really easy gooey and delicious no-bake reindeer chocolate cornflake cakes

Ingredients for No-Bake Christmas Reindeer Chocolate Cornflake Cakes

You only need a few ingredients for gooey no-bake chocolate reindeer cornflake cakes:

  • 200g of broken up chocolate – milk or plain both work well, but kids tend to prefer milk chocolate in my experience
  • 50g butter cut into small pieces
  • 3 tablespoons of golden syrup
  • a few handfuls of mini marshmallows
  • 100g of cornflakes
  • pretzels
  • edible candy eyes
Ingredients for easy gooey reindeer chocolate cornflake cakes for Christmas
Ingredients for easy gooey reindeer chocolate cornflake cakes for Christmas.

You could even melt down some of the excess chocolate you got for Christmas, instead of using a bar of chocolate. These chocolate reindeer heads work equally well with rice krispies as cornflakes, if that is what you happen to have in the cupboard.

Method for No-Bake Christmas Reindeer Chocolate Cornflake Cakes

  1. Make pretzel ‘antlers’

    Break up your pretzels into antler shapes.

  2. Prepare a bain marie

    This is a saucepan with about 5 cm of simmering water, with a mixing bowl over the top. Make sure the water doesn’t touch the base of the bowl.

  3. Put out the cake cases

    Place around 12 paper cake cases in a muffin tin, or a baking tray. We ended up needing 16 in the end, it depends how large you make them.

  4. Melt the chocolate mixture

    Add the broken up chocolate, butter, golden syrup mini marshmallows to the mixing bowl over your bain marie. Stirring the chocolate mixture over a bain marie

  5. Stir until there are no lumps

    Melt together and stir until there are no lumps. Stir the chocolate mixture until it's melted together

  6. Mix in the cornflakes

    Remove the bowl from the saucepan and stir the cornflakes into the chocolate mixture. Tip the cornflakes into the chocolate mixture to make your chocolate cornflake reindeer cakes

  7. Add more cornflakes if needed

    You may need to add a few more handfuls of cornflakes depending on how generous you were with the mini marshmallows. Stir the Reindeer chocolate cornflake cake mixture until the cornflakes are totally coated in chocolate

  8. Fill the cake cases

    Use a spoon to add the chocolate cornflake mixture to the paper cases. Spoon the chocolate cornflake mixture into paper cake cases

  9. Make the reindeer faces

    Add a pair of candy eyes, a pair of pretzel antlers, and a mini marshmallow nose to each chocolate cornflake cake and allow to set. Our finished easy no-bake reindeer chocolate cornflake cakes

Here’s a Closer Look at Our Reindeer Faces…

Decorate your chocolate conflake cakes with broken pretzels, candy eyes and marshmallows to make reindeer faces
Decorate your chocolate conflake cakes with broken pretzels, candy eyes and marshmallows to make reindeer faces.

And here is the one Thea made, which looks like Santa’s sleigh has been involved in a terrible accident.

Thea's extra special reindeer chocolate cornflake cake

The best thing about these no-bake chocolate reindeer cornflake cakes is that they all have their own personalities, thanks to the way the eyes point.

Really easy gooey and delicious no-bake chocolate cornflake reindeer cakes

Some look surprised, some confused, and some a bit dreamy. It all adds to the fun! And these gooey chocolate cornflake reindeer faces are absolutely delicious too.

This super-easy, yet delicious recipe is a great one to make with kids when they’re bored in the Christmas holidays, or to give as a fun gift. Why not Pin this recipe for later?

Easy, gooey and delicious no-bake chocolate cornflake reindeer face cakes - the perfect Christmas treat for kids and grown ups.

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