Tuesdays with Dorie Chocolate Cornflake Haystacks

This is a rare occasion where I’m grateful for being a part of Tuesday’s with Dorie. This particular recipe is one I would have skipped almost for certain. Nothing about it appealed to me. My fiancee? A whole different story. He was excited for these.

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(Anyone else excited for Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 to come out later this week?)

It was a wet, cold, rainy weekend here in Michigan, and as a result I REALLY did not want to head off to the store for the items I was missing. Turns out- I made some trades and made it work.

The recipe called for milk chocolate, eggs, salt, cornflakes, agave nectar, pecans, sweetened coconut, and raisins.

I had milk chocolate, eggs, salt, frosted flakes cereal, honey, almonds, unsweetened coconut and dried cranberries.

It worked. And surprise, surprise- they were yummy. I wasn’t hugely fond of the texture- but it was exactly as described by Dorie. And my fiancee? Loved them.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Yeah I wasn’t hugely fond of the texture either but my staff room went crazy for these! I did sub brown rice syrup for the agave so it might have made them crunchier than they should have been?

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  2. Peggy says:

    Mine had crispy edges but chewy center which was fine, but i am not a fan of these. Although i do keep eating them for some reason! Yours look delicious.

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  3. I wasn’t the biggest fan of these. I think it was the raisins that did it for me!

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  4. those sound good! we liked these a lot.

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  5. Diane Zwang says:

    I like all your substitutions. These were not my favorite either. Mine are all going to work.

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  6. teaandscones says:

    GROOT!!! I think next time – PB chips.

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  7. Cakelaw says:

    Dorie often surprises us. I liked these cookies too.

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