This is such a simple recipe and a super easy Easter Treat! Only a few ingredients and the result is a lovely rich dark chocolate nest complete with mini Easter Eggs. This would be a great recipe to make up with school children at Easter time too 🙂
I have used cornflakes today but shredded wheat is also a popular option however it is not easy to come by in New Zealand. Simply use the same quantities if you replace it – break it up into little pieces so it resembles twigs in a nest a little more than cornflakes do!
Makes 10 Nests
110g dark chocolate
2 TBSP Golden Syrup
30 mini Easter eggs
Prepare a muffin tray with cupcake cases – I used some large old ones I had as you will not need them to display the nests.
Add the dark chocolate, golden syrup and butter to a saucepan and melt over a low heat until completely combined and chocolate melted.
Add the cornflakes to the chocolate mixture and gently combine – it can take a minute or so to completely cover the cornflakes in chocolate.
Add a large tablespoon full of cornflakes to the cupcake case, create a nest shape as best you can by gently pressing down the centre of the mixture with the back of a teaspoon.
If you would like the eggs to stick to the nest then put them in now – alternatively leave it until they are set.
Refrigerate the nests until completely cooled, approx. 1 hour, carefully peel cupcake cases from the nests, add 3 eggs per nest and serve! Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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Jane Tronson says
Perfect for my Easter bake for the local Food Bank. Thought I’d try the same thing with the rice bubble honey slice. Then it’ll be some banana loaf for those who prefer less sugar.
Bridget Dillinger says
I do something similar with chow mein noodles and butterscotch chips. I put a peeps in the middle then surround with jelly beans. I love the dark chocolate neat idea!
Steph L says
Love this idea. Daughter and I have decided that we will make the nests the way we make choc spiders, using crunchy egg noodles, choc buttons and peanut butter.
What a great idea
*This is me jumping up and down with sheer joy* I remember making something similar when I was a kid, and I have never been able to find a recipe suited to my inability to bake until now! Thank you
Yay!!! There are a few with kremelta etc but it’s nice to have a simple version. Enjoy x
Lucy @ Bake Play Smile says
I love how easy these are! Yum! And theres nothing better than cornflakes covered in chocolate! Have a lovely Easter – from the Fabulous Foodie Fridays team xx
Thanks Lucy, have a lovely Easter too 🙂
Tammi @ Tea For Tammi says
These are so cute! I can just see my little nephews getting such a kick out of them. And I love the idea of using the cupcake cases so the nests don’t end up too straight-sided on the outside because of the muffin tins!
Thanks Tammi, they are so easy and very festive! 🙂
These are so pretty! Such a simple and nice idea!
Just a Mum says
Thanks Jessica – the kids were delighted with them when they got home from school 🙂
Heather McBride says
Hi Just a Mum, I saw this recipe a few years ago in a magazine and have made them for the last 2-3 years much to everyone’s delight. Easy to make and very easy to eat!!! Delicious.
Thanks so much Heather – I love easy recipes!