• Yield: 4 cups

  • Time: 15 minutes prep, 20 minutes cooking, 35 minutes, plus chill time total

This recipe was originally created to accompany the Cereal Milk Panna Cotta. It was one of those first-swing, home-run hits. It is incredibly simple to make and equally as versatile in its uses. Put some in a plastic bag and take it on the go as the best snack ever, or use it as an ingredient in Cornflake-Chocolate-Chip-Marshmallow Cookies.




  • 1/2 (12-ounce) (5 cups)/ 170 g box cornflakes

  • 1/2 cup/ 40 g milk powder

  • 3 tablespoons/ 40 g sugar

  • 1 teaspoon/ 4 g kosher salt

  • 9 tablespoons/ 130 g butter, melted




1. Heat the oven to 275°F.


2. Pour the cornflakes in a medium bowl and crush them with your hands to one-quarter of their original size. Add the milk powder, sugar, and salt and toss to mix. Add the butter and toss to coat. As you toss, the butter will act as glue, binding the dry ingredients to the cereal and creating small clusters.


3. Spread the clusters on a parchment- or Silpat-lined sheet pan and bake for 20 minutes, at which point they should look toasted, smell buttery, and crunch gently when cooled slightly and chewed.


4. Cool the cornflake crunch completely before storing or using in a recipe. Stored in an airtight container at room temperature, the crunch will keep fresh for 1 week; in the fridge or freezer, it will keep for 1 month.

Recipe from Momofuku Milk Bar by Christina Tosi (Clarkson Potter, 2011). Recipe reprinted with permission.

Christina Tosi
Christina Tosi is the chef and owner of Momofuku Milk Bar. She is the 2012 James Beard recipient of the Rising Star Chef of the Year award. She is also the author of Momofuku Milk Bar.