Tuesdays with Dorie BCM: Desert Roses

November 14, 2017 at 12:04 am | Posted in BCM, candy, groups, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 6 Comments
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desert roses

“Desert Roses” is an exotic sounding name for the easiest candy you will ever make, using the most plain and simple thing you can think of– cornflakes cereal. That’s right, I present you with cornflakes, bound together into tasty, crunchy little globs with butter and chocolate. Stirring in some shredded coconut, dried fruit and almonds makes them a bit more interesting, and is encouraged.

If these look familiar, it’s because they’re sister sweets to the Chocolate-Cornflake Haystacks we made from Dorie’s Cookies back in May. The Haystacks had similar add-ins (coconut, dried fruit and nuts), but they also had egg and were baked, making them a little chewy. These Roses never see the oven (non-bakers, take note!), though, and are all crunch once they harden up. Now that I’ve sampled both, I prefer the Desert Roses. In fact, I can’t think of a better use for a box of cornflakes.

For the recipe, see Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the TWD Blogroll!


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  1. I’m exited to use the box of cornflakes hanging around in my pantry for this recipe! I’ve made them before and love them – I know my colleagues to whom they will be destined will be fans too!

    • I’ve had a box open for months! I should make another batch just to polish them off…maybe I’ll try the white chocolate ones.

  2. This was very good. I have never added dried fruits before and it was very good. I used Special K and it turned out just fine.

  3. These seem to be a hit with all so I am glad for that. I am making them this weekend.

  4. These look so gorgeous! Would make a beautiful gift.

  5. I think this is the best use of cornflakes ever.

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