Friday 21 March 2008

Chocolate Rice Krispie Easter Egg Nests

Chocolate Rice Krispie cakes have long been a favourite at children’s parties but I decided they would be perfect for this weeks Monday Munchers, especially when given an Easter inspired twist. The addition of speckled chocolate mini eggs turns these krispie cakes into Easter nests complete with their own eggs and cute fluffy chicks.

These are so simple and easy to make that they would be the perfect Easter treat to make with children. You could make mini ones, standard ones or even muffin sized ones if you wanted to give them away as gifts. Chocolate mini eggs always appear in the shops around Easter time and add a fun festive feel to the nests. I found some little fluffy Easter chicks in a cake shop and they were so adorable cute that I had to buy some, after all, you can’t have a nest without some chicks.
Make sure you have the paper cases ready to go, as the mixture starts to set quite quickly once you add the Rice Krisipes. You could use Cornflakes, crushed Shredded Wheat or even All Barn in place of the Rice Krispies is you wish, but I find Rice Krispies easier to work with and I much prefer the texture they provide.

While they still might seem more suited to children, can you honestly say you know an adult who would say no to a chocolate krispie cake? Have a Happy Easter!

Chocolate Rice Krispie Easter Egg Nests

135g dark chocolate
35g butter or margarine
1 tbsp golden syrup (45g)
100g rice krispies
Chocolate mini eggs for decoration

Line a bun tin with paper cases and weigh out the rice krispies and set to one side.
Melt the chocolate, butter and golden syrup together in a bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water.
Stir occasionally until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
Remove the bowl from the pan and immediately stir in the rice krispies, making sure they all get coated in chocolate evenly.
Quickly spoon the mixture into the paper cases and add 2 - 3 chocolate mini eggs on top of each one.
Allow to set at room temperature before storing in an airtight container until required.
Makes 12


Finla said...

Happy Easter and the rice crispies look so cute

SaraLynn said...

How cute! I have never seen this before. I may have to try it this weekend!

Johanna GGG said...

These look cute with the eggs - the cakes are similar to kiddie party food here called Chocolate crackles which i think are rice bubbles, cocoa, sugar and copha (coconut oil) but it is so long since I have made them I can't remember

Elle said...

Those are really darling! Happy Easter!

Gigi said...

Those are too cute! I love the little chicks standing next to the nests. You did a fantastic job on them!

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Anonymous said...

Great blog - These are really cute!

Helen T said...

You just can't beat these! And my 6 year old loves making them as she can pretty much make them herself once we've done the molten chocolate bit!