Monday, 14 April 2014

Chocolate Easter Egg Nests

This is a really quick and easy no bake treat for Easter. I love eating these but have never made my own so decided to give it a go this year. It's cornflakes set in melted chocolate, golden syrup and butter and topped with mini eggs. They look really cute especially in colourful cases. I've made 3 batches of these already and may make more for Easter.

I'm sending this to The Biscuit Barrel Challenge hosted by Laura from I'd Much Rather Bake Than... which has the theme of 'fun' this month. These are really fun to make and eat and the kids can join in the fun of making them. 

I'm also sending this to Treat Petite hosted by Stuart from Cakeyboi and Kat from the Baking Explorer.
The theme this month is 'Spring into Easter' and these definitely scream Easter.

And to Calendar Cakes hosted by Rachel from Dolly Bakes. The theme this month is Easter Bakes.

It's also perfect for Dead Easy Desserts created by Sarah from Maison Cupcake and hosted by Michelle from Utterly Scrummy Food For Families. These no bake treats are ready in under 30 minutes excluding chilling time. 

 cornflakes, golden syrup, chocolate, mini eggs, butter 

 mix the cornflakes into the melted chocolate mixture 

 Place into fairy cake cases and top with 3 mini eggs 

 Set in the fridge for a few hours or overnight 

Recipe from BBC Food recipes 

200g chocolate
2 tablespoons golden syrup
50g butter
75g cornflakes
36 mini eggs

  • Line a 12-hole fairy cake tin with paper cases.
  • Melt the chocolate, golden syrup and butter in a bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water.
  • Allow to cool slightly. 
  • Stir in the cornflakes until it's completely coated in the chocolate mixture.
  • Divide the mixture between the paper cases and press 3 chocolate eggs into the centre of each nest. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour or overnight until set.


  1. I'm making these tomorrow for my l colleagues at work. Very cute! :)

  2. So cute! I can't remember the last time I ate easter nests! Can't say the same for mini eggs though as they have almost become part of my daily diet over the past couple of weeks! (oops?)

  3. I'm very much a fan of the cornflake to chocolate ratio used here =) they're so addictive aren't they?! I find it difficult not to eat some of the mixture before it has set every time I make these. Thanks for sharing them with the Biscuit Barrel!

    1. They are totally addictive! I'm tempted to make more even though Easter is over!

  4. They look so delicious, a perfect quick and tasty Easter street x

  5. I agree with Laura! chocolate cornflake crispies are incredibly addictive. These look yum!!!

  6. It's been years since I've made anything like this. Might have to do this over the weekend. Nice quick recipe!

    1. I hope you gave them a go - they are really addictive and delicious :)

  7. Classic recipe Ros, they bring back lots of memories for me. Thanks for entering them into Treat Petite.

  8. So cute, my son has been revelling in stuff like this over Easter! Thanks for sending to Dead Easy Desserts!

    1. This is an all time classic which never fails to impress.


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