These chocolate cornflake Easter nests are perfect for getting young kids having fun in the kitchen. Cute, simple and delicious!
It's an oldie but a goodie - kids love making these mini chocolate cornflake cakes and decorating them with mini eggs.
They are quick to make, so perfect for young kids with short attention spans, and ready to eat within an hour.
Why you'll love this recipe
- They are super simple and quick so perfect for baking with little kids.
- They are ready to eat within an hour.
- Kids love them.
- You will need just four ingredients plus chocolate eggs to decorate.
This fun Easter recipe uses just four main ingredients, plus mini chocolate eggs to decorate them.
See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
- Chocolate - high-quality dark chocolate works well, although kids may prefer if you mix up dark chocolate and milk chocolate, as the dark chocolate can be a bit strong for them.
- Golden Syrup - this is easy to find in supermarkets in the UK and Australia, but more tricky to find in North America. You can buy golden syrup from Amazon, or alternatively you can substitute it with honey, corn syrup or maple syrup. Note however that golden syrup is much stickier than maple syrup but doesn't have the strong flavor of honey, so you could try mixing up both maple syrup and honey.
- Chocolate Eggs - any cute little chocolate eggs will do. You could also add chocolate bunnies or fluffy chicks.
How to make chocolate cornflake nests
These chocolate Easter nests are so simple to make. Let's get started!
Step 1: Break up the chocolate into a heat-proof bowl.
Step 2: Add the butter and golden syrup to the bowl.
Step 3: Melt all the ingredients together.
The only tricky part of this chocolate cornflakes recipe that kids will need some supervision with is melting the chocolate.
To do this properly, you need to place a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, and melt the chocolate/butter/syrup mixture slowly, stirring constantly.
Don't try to melt the chocolate directly in a saucepan as it will become grainy, and nobody wants a grainy Easter chocolate nest!
If you have a Thermomix, you can just add the ingredients to the jug, and heat for 4 minutes / 50 degrees / speed 2. Then pour the mixture into a bowl with the cornflakes.
Step 4: Stir the cornflakes into the mixture.
Step 5: Lastly, you divide the mixture into cupcake cases and top with mini eggs.
Step 6: Now cool them in the fridge for an hour. Done!
There are lots of steps that are great for getting even young kids involved: breaking up the chocolate, stirring in the cornflakes, and of course adding the little eggs on top.
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Chocolate Cornflake Easter Nests
- Cupcake Liners
- 225 g / 8oz plain chocolate
- 50 g / ¼ cup butter
- 2 tablespoon golden syrup
- 100 g / 4 cups cornflakes
- 36 mini chocolate eggs to decorate
- Break up the chocolate into pieces and place into a heatproof glass bowl with the butter and syrup.
- Bring a saucepan of water to the boil and carefully place the glass bowl over it. Stir until melted and the mixture is smooth.
- Remove the bowl from the heat and stir in the cornflakes until fully coated.
- Line a muffin tin with 12 cupcake cases. Divide cornflake mixture between the cases and press down gently with a teaspoon.
- Add three chocolate eggs to each nest.
- Chill in the refrigerator for a minimum 1 hour until set.