My friend asked me to watch her boys for a while today. While her older son and Big Kid played together, I asked her younger son and Little Guy if they wanted to make some ‘cookies’. They were surprisingly enthusiastic! I already had a recipe in mind, a non-bake recipe from a children’s cookbook.
This Ladybird book is from my childhood – it’s probably older than me – and I had ‘salvaged’ it from a pile of old books in my mother’s home and brought it to Canada for my children.
The ingredients are simple: butter, cocoa powder, sugar, golden syrup and cornflakes.
The butter, cocoa powder, sugar and golden syrup are melted together and poured over the cornflakes.
Mix the melted mixture and the cornflakes together.
“Is this done?” “Not yet.”
And mix till well combined. Add more cornflakes if the mixture is too wet.
Spoon a tablespoonful into paper cases.
And that’s it. Give your friend a high-five for a job well done!
25g sugar (I used 20g but still found it sweet)
2 cups Rice Krispies or Cornflakes
1 tablespoon golden syrup
Put the cereal in a mixing bowl. Place butter, sugar and golden syrup in a small pan and heat over low heat, stirring with a wooden spoon until the ingredients have melted together. Remove from heat. Add cocoa to pan and mix well.
Pour melted mixture into mixing bowl and stir gently until cereal is coated. Place a tablespoonful into each paper case, then leave them in a cool place to set. (I put them in the refrigerator.)