In true English tradition I decided to make some Easter Chocolate Nests. I used to love these as a kid and they are the easiest and probably one of the first recipes you ever make but that doesn’t make them any less tasty.
I like to stay with tradition and use Cornflakes but I also like to change it up a bit by adding slightly different textures by mixing them with other cereals. The more economic and frankly fun way to do this is buy a set of Variety pack cereals (the cute little boxes) as these give you different types of squish and crunch. It’s also super fun to watch the different cereals melt and mix into the chocolate pretending they are sticks and leaves in the nests.
A box of Kelloggs Cornflakes
A set of variety pack Kelloggs cereals
2 large bars of chocolate. You can use cooking chocolate as it melts well but I use classic DairyMilk
A family size pack of mini eggs
- Snap the chocolate into as many small pieces as you can into a glass or ceramic bowl
- Melt the chocolate either over a pan if steaming water or even easier in the microwave but check it every 30 seconds. Take the chocolate out of the microwave when it’s still lumpy as the final stirring with melt the rest and make sure it doesn’t over-cook or burn
- Add the cereal and mix with chocolate until it’s completely covered. Add a little at a time as you’ll usually have more cereal than chocolate
- Spoon into cake cases and whilst still soft stick a number of eggs into the top to make a nest shape
- Set in the fridge
A good tip is to layout your cake cases on a tray or in a container you are going to put into the fridge so you can move them as one and not disturb the mixtures whilst it’s soft as it can go everywhere!
I made these to take into the office to get everyone in the Easter mood but I made sure I kept some back at home 🙂