Friday, 11 April 2014

Recipe: Chocolate Easter Nests

There's nothing more fun or simple to make than Chocolate nests. I remember making them at school, there are no knives or dangerous finger removing implements involved. Just a little melting which the children are happy to help stir while you make yourself a cuppa.



This recipe is adapted from one I found on the BBC website:

125g milk chocolate
100g dark chocolate
2 tablespoons of golden syrup
50g unsalted butter
75g cornflakes

Line a 12 hole Muffin tray with paper cases.

Melt the chocolate, golden syrup and butter in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Stir occasionally and remove from the heat as soon as it is all melted, chocolate has a tendency to cook if left for too long.

Stir in the cornflakes gently until they are all completely covered in the chocolate mix. Then take a tablespoon and fill each paper case with this gooey mix. Press 3 mini eggs into the centre of each one then place in the fridge for an hour or until they are set.

This literally takes only a few minutes to make but gives endless enjoyment not least for the adults who are transported back to their childhood days!