Just in time for Easter, we’ve got a recipe that is so easy, the kids can make it while they’re off school.
There are lots of traditional Easter dishes – hot cross buns, roast lamb, and so on. But these chocolate nest cakes are a favourite. And they’re traditional in the sense that I made them when I was little. Best of all, since they don’t require any cooking, they really are something that the little ones can enjoy making. Ours were made with cornflakes, but you can also use Rice Krispies.
Easter Chocolate Nest Cakes
8oz chocolate chips, plain or semi-sweet
2 tbs Golden Syrup
2 oz butter
3 oz cornflakes
36 Cadbury’s mini eggs
Put the chocolate chips, Golden Syrup, and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in 45 second increments, stirring in between, until the ingredients have melted.
Stir in the cornflakes. Spoon the mixture into cupcake liners.
Shape into little nests by pressing 3 mini eggs into the middle each.
Put in the fridge to set for at least an hour.
Note: If you happen to reading this in a part of the world where you can’t find Golden Syrup, first you have my sympathies. A drizzle of Golden Syrup on porridge in the winter is one of life’s simple treats. But more to the point you can order it from the British Corner Shop, as seen to your right in the sidebar.