714- Desert Roses / وردة الصحراء

Desert Roses are chocolate-cornflakes mounds named after a rosette formations of crystal clusters found in the desert. Originally, this is a French dessert but adopted by many people in Morocco. It is an easy and economical recipe that does not require any baking or cooking skills. Also, it makes a great afternoon activity with kids!


170 grams (6 oz.) of corn flakes
150 grams (5 oz.) dark chocolate
100 grams (7 tablespoons) unsalted butter
50 grams of powdered sugar


1- Place the dark chocolate and butter in a large bowl.

2- Melt using the microwave in 30 seconds shots and mix in between, until the chocolate has melted.

3- Add powdered sugar and mix using a spatula.

4- Add the corn flakes.

5- Continue mixing until all ingredients are well integrated.

6- Using two spoons, put small mounds of the chocolate mixture on a baking pan covered with parchment paper. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.