This recipe is not going to win awards, but considering my Marshmallow Krispies recipe is one of my most searched for recipe I thought I would share another childhood favourite- chocolate cornflake cakes. This is probably one of the first recipes I ever made on my own and one that all children should have under their belt…after all who doesn’t love a chocolate cornflake cake?? Plus if you want something quick and easy or you want to occupy the children on a rainy afternoon, or, if you need chocolate there are worse things you can make!
I wrote the instructions down and left my twelve and eight year olds to it…lovely! All the benefit of a chocolate cornflake cake and none of the ‘hard work’! What could be better?
And as an extra special treat because Easter is just around the corner mini eggs were added. We have a little wooden dibber thingy that was used to push the cornflakes down in the middle to make a nice nest but you could use your thumb instead.
Chocolate Cornflake Easter Nests recipe
- 40g butter
- 100g chocolate (we used milk chocolate)
- 3 tbsp golden syrup
- 100g cornflakes
- 36 mini eggs
- Line a 12 bun hole tin (or muffin tin) with paper cake cases
- Melt the butter, chocolate and syrup slowly in a large saucepan over a low heat stirring.
- Remove from the heat and add the cornflakes and stir gently ensuring all the cornflakes are coated in the chocolate mixture
- Add a spoon of mixture at a time to each cake case and when all the mixture has been evenly distributed press down in the middle with your thumb, finger or if you have a wooden dibber thingy that so that some of the mixture is pushed up the sides of the cake case to make a nest
- Add three mini eggs to each nest and then chill in the fridge for a couple of hours until set