Semi-homemade Flaky Flix

Update October 2023: Well, it happened again: Keebler discontinued the cookie I was using as the base for this. I’ll have to figure out another way to create these little delights. Hat tip to the commenter who alerted me about this!

Mother’s Cookies used to make these wonderful little treats called Flaky Flix. Layers of wafers and creme dipped in chocolate and rolled in corn flake pieces, Flaky Flix were unlike any other cookie I had ever had. They were so good that I could easily polish off a box in a day. As a result, I limited myself to only one box a year, on my birthday. Sadly, Mother’s discontinued the cookies, the reason for which I can only assume is that I only bought one box a year, and that the legions of other Flaky Flix devotees were passionate but few.

Undeterred, I cobbled together my own version using Keebler Fudge Sticks* as a base. And though the original will always have a soft spot in my heart, these are better. When you serve these, people may look at you funny. But when they taste them, they’re going to want to know how you made them. That is, if you’ve left enough uneaten to serve.

Note: I don’t typically recommend specific brands, and I’m not sponsored by any of the brands mentioned here. These are just what I think are the best products for this particular recipe.

*If Keebler discontinues their Fudge Sticks, I don’t know what I’m gonna do.

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
5 from 2 votes
Serves 48 cookies


  • 18 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips good quality like Guittard or Ghirardelli
  • 2 8.5 oz boxes Keebler Fudge Sticks not the jumbo variety
  • 1 12 oz box Kellogg’s Corn Flakes


  • Melt the chocolate chips in a double-boiler or in a bowl set over a pot of simmering water.
  • While chocolate is melting, line a large baking sheet with parchment or a silicone mat.
  • Pour corn flakes into a wide bowl. Crush the flakes with the flat bottom of a wide glass, measuring cup, etc. The flakes should be small but not crushed to a powder.
  • When the chocolate has melted, remove it from the heat and bring to the work area.
  • Using tongs, dip a fudge stick in the melted chocolate and shake off any excess. You want the cookie covered completely but only by a thin layer of melted chocolate. You need to do this step quickly so that the cookie doesn’t start to come apart in the hot melted chocolate.
  • Place the dipped cookie in the crushed cornflakes. Scoop cornflakes from the side and cover the top of the cookie. Squeeze gently so that the cookie is covered on all sides by a thin coating of corn flakes. Shake off any excess corn flakes and place on the sheet.
  • Repeat with remaining cookies. On the sheet, cookies can be placed side by side and even stacked if necessary.
  • Place the completed cookies in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or until the chocolate has hardened. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • If you have any excess chocolate and corn flakes, mix them together and spread out the mixture thinly on a parchment-lined sheet and refrigerate until hardened, for a homemade crunchy chocolate bar.


At Potluckiest we don’t usually specify particular brands, but the Keebler cookies are a useful starting point — we can’t vouch for another brand, and we’ve never tried making our own layered wafer cookies. As for the corn flakes, as much as we’d love to recommend some organic, non-GMO cereal, Kellogg’s really has it over everyone else. We’ve tried. Where we’ve improved on the original is in the chocolate. Use high-quality chocolate — we use semi-sweet Guittard chips.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Oh my goodness – thank you! My husband has been raving about these cookies for as long as I’ve known him (our children are now adults). His birthday is coming up and I CANNOT WAIT to try this recipe for him! If you like them even better…I may get wifey of the year. Cookies being a bright spot in 2020. Gotta love it.

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      So sorry for the late reply! Glad you found this recipe to surprise him with — I’d love to hear how it went!

      1. That photo brings back some truly fond memories of my 70s childhood with my mom. Back when kids were allowed to be kids and not a political tool. Wish I had your determination. Kudos!

        1. I loved fiddle flakes. Now Keebler cancelled there wafers. So I’m buying vanilla wafers dip the whole wafer in chocolate and one side corn flakes. We will see how it goes.

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            Oh no! Thanks so much for letting me know, Pam. I was afraid of this happening. I will have to start experimenting again…

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            You are misinformed. Keebler has never discontinued Fudge Sticks.

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            Good to hear — I do see that you can get some through Amazon. However, here in the Bay Area I haven’t found any in stores, and Keebler’s own store locator doesn’t pull up anything.

            All that said, I’ve switched to Voortman’s vanilla wafer cookies as a base, and I have to say I think the results are even better than using Keebler Fudge Sticks. I took a bunch of photos and video when I made a new batch recently (it was my birthday, after all), and I’ll update the recipe soon with new info.

  2. I called Mother’s about Flaky Flix, I remember the brief comeback. I was told the price of ingredients became to high and sales were too low to continue.

    I figured its time to make some and I found you! I’m excited. Photos to follow.

  3. So like I made some on Wednesday the say before thanksgiving… ate um’! Had to make more Thursday before I surprised my sister.

    When she saw them she got so excited . When my 40 year old niece saw them she called fond memories of how we got her addicted and then (Mothers) they stopped making them.

    Every one else was under forty and didn’t have a clue…they bit into them and bliss filled everyones face.

    My new recipe is wicked!!! I infuse everything!!! Thank you for this!!!! From ALL OF US!!!!

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      That’s so awesome to hear, thank you! So happy everyone loved them, and you’re helping to keep the legacy alive for a new generation.

  4. Okay, I made MORE. Wednesday, Thursday morning, Thursday night, Saturday & Sunday. My friends absolutely loved them and I overdosed on them. I was trying to take photos but I was on the run all weekend. Next batch gets photographed. Again many, many thanks!!!

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      Amazing, so glad you found this recipe! Thanks so much for checking back in. Can’t wait to see your next batch.

  5. My grandparents always had a package of Flaky Flix in the refrigerator. That was in the 1970’s and early 80’s. I haven’t seen them in stores since the early 1990’s. I dream of them!

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      Thanks for sharing that, Marnie! I hope you’ll give these a try — I think they’re actually better than the original, and you’ll never be without again! 🙂

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