Chocolate-Cornflake Cookies (Marens-Kornflexkökur)

  • Serves

    makes 2 1/2 DOZEN


Cornflakes bring a pleasing crunch to these chewy chocolate meringues, a popular holiday treat in Iceland. This recipe first appeared in our December 2014 issue with the story Northern Lights.


  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 12 oz. semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 3 cups cornflakes
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


Step 1

Heat oven to 300°. Using an electric hand mixer, beat whites while slowly adding sugar until stiff peaks form. Fold in chocolate, cornflakes, and vanilla. Space tablespoon-size amounts of batter 1" apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets; bake until crisp, about 20 minutes.

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