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Quick Corn Flake Macaroons Recipe

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Have you ever heard of Corn Flake Macaroons? I hadn’t until I was looking for a macaroon recipe. National Macaroon Day is May 31. I like to check on the “National Days” to give me ideas of what to make occasionally. If you want to check on National Days, you can go to National Day Calendar. They have lots of fun ones.

Back to macaroons! Macaroons are a tasty treat that I don’t usually think to make. They are delicious, but not on my radar much. I usually go for chocolate or peanut butter treats and occasionally, mint. But I am so glad I made these.

Ingredients You Will Need

  • Eggs
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Coconut
  • Corn Flakes
  • Nuts

Equipment You May Need

  • Cookie Sheet
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Large Bowl
  • Mixer
  • Rubber Scraper
  • Cookie Scoop

Helpful Tips

  • It takes about 10 minutes to beat the egg whites to get them to the right consistency. A stand mixer works best for that.
  • It is very important to add the sugar gradually as the recipe says. I sprinkled sugar on top of the stiff egg whites and folded them in with a rubber scraper, then repeated until all of the sugar was used.
  • The mixture seemed quite dry and didn’t stick together very much. I was worried they would not turn out. When I scooped it onto the cookie sheet, it was still separated. However, the heat of the oven bonds the ingredients together.
  • It took about 7 minutes for the small teaspoon-sized macaroons to turn crispy and brown, and about 9 minutes for the larger tablespoon-sized macaroons. The size depends on your preference and how many you want to make.
The mixture did not seem to stick together, but once baked, they were fine.

Other Recipes You May Enjoy

If you have extra Corn Flakes, you might want to try my Corn Flake Cookies or my Strawberry Cream Pie (the crust is made from Corn Flakes). Some of my other cookie recipes include Victory Chocolate Chip Cookies, Quick Pudding Cookies, and Chocolate Shortbread Cookies.

Final Thoughts

While they were baking, the smell started to remind me of the fair. The Corn Flake Macaroons smell sort of like Funnel Cake. That may sound weird, but that is what I thought. If you make them, let me know if you agree.

This recipe came from my grandma’s cookbook. I wonder if she ever made them. I would like to think that she did. She is always in my thoughts, even though I never got to meet her.

I love using cereal in different ways, like Rice Crispy treats and Corn Flake Macaroons. What other cereal treats or dishes do you like?

Corn Flake Macaroons

Corn Flake Macaroons are a sweet treat with just the right amount of crunch. Perfect for a summer dessert!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36


  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Cup Coconut Shredded
  • 2 Cups Corn Flakes
  • ½ Cup Nuts Chopped


  • Grease a cookie sheet and preheat oven to 375° F.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff and dry.
  • Gradually stir in sugar.
  • Add vanilla, coconut, Corn Flakes, and nuts (I used walnuts).
  • Drop by the teaspoon onto greased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 375° until golden brown (approximately 7-9 minutes).
Keyword 1940’s Recipe, Dessert, Grandma’s Recipe, Macaroons

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