Chocolate Easter Egg Nests

What is Easter without the traditional chocolate egg nests?

We had a few moments free while Little W napped this morning and 3 year old B was keen to make some nests she'd seen the recipe for in her magazine: Redan's Fun To Learn Favourites.

The recipe was actually for a Mike The Knight version called Chocolate Dragon Nests.

So, we donned our aprons and headed for the kitchen for some cookery.

The recipe is a simple one, which uses mainly store cupboard staples. There are plenty of opportunities for a 3 year old to get involved, despite the need to melt some of the ingredients on the hob.



Ingredients:
50g butter
100g milk or dark chocolate, broken into chunks (we used milk chocolate which results in a slightly less chocolatey colour but is probably more palatable for younger children).
3 tbsp golden syrup
100g cornflakes
Mini Eggs

1.  B helped to weigh out the ingredients and put the butter and chocolate into a saucepan while I measured out the golden syrup. B then helped me scrape the syrup off my spoon into the saucepan.
2. B put the cornflakes into a large bowl while I melted the butter, syrup and chocolate over a low heat.
3. I then poured the melted chocolate mixture over the cornflakes and B did the stirring.
4. We both spooned the mixture into cupcake cases and B then started making small holes in each one so she could put three mini eggs into the nests.
5. I then popped the nests into the fridge to set.

We can't wait to try them out.


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Comments

  1. scrummy! Well done B. Love Auntie Mel

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  2. She absolutely loved making them and the whole family has enjoyed eating them.

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