Jacques Torres always tries to bring contrast to every dessert. He discovered corn flakes years ago and, being a pastry chef, wondered what would happen if he covered them with chocolate. He loved it so much that now he takes corn flakes home to France and makes this recipe for his friends. They wonder about the things Torres is learning in America, but there are never any leftovers.
If you don’t have an instant-read thermometer, a simple method of checking tempering is to apply a small quantity of chocolate to a piece of paper or to the point of a knife. If the chocolate has been correctly tempered it will harden evenly and show a good gloss within five minutes.
Pour the corn flakes into a large mixing bowl, then pour about half of the tempered chocolate over them. Use a rubber spatula and mix until evenly coated. The tempered chocolate will immediately begin to set. Once the chocolate has set, repeat with the remaining chocolate to give a second coat.