Delicious chocolate cornflake Easter nests- cherishedbyme

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?

Kids in the Kitchen- chocolate cornflake cakes- cherishedbyme

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.

Get the kids in the Kitchen making gorgeous and easy chocolate cornflake cakes! - Cherishedbyme

Crispy, chocolatey Easter Nests filled with mini eggs, yummy! - cherishedbyme

Chocolate Cornflake Easter Nests recipe

Chocolate Cornflake Easter Nests


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Serves: 12

  • 40g butter
  • 100g chocolate (we used milk chocolate)
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • 100g cornflakes
  • 36 mini eggs
  1. Line a 12 bun hole tin (or muffin tin) with paper cake cases
  2. Melt the butter, chocolate and syrup slowly in a large saucepan over a low heat stirring.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the cornflakes and stir gently ensuring all the cornflakes are coated in the chocolate mixture
  4. 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
  5. Add three mini eggs to each nest and then chill in the fridge for a couple of hours until set

Easter chocolate cornflake nests- cherishedbyme


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9 thoughts on “Chocolate Cornflake Easter Nests

  1. Great idea! With Easter around the corner I’ll be printing out your recipe. And I may even leave my boys to it, like you did! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Posted on March 23, 2018 at 10:56 am
  2. So simple and so delicious! I made them for my son to take to school for his birthday, all the children loved them!
    Nice photos!

    Posted on March 14, 2016 at 11:13 am
    1. What a great idea! They all love cornflake cakes don’t they 🙂

      Posted on March 14, 2016 at 7:58 pm
  3. This has to be one of my favourite things of all time. I need to get making some for myself

    Posted on March 11, 2016 at 12:59 pm
    1. We forget about these simple things don’t we. 🙂

      Posted on March 14, 2016 at 8:36 am
  4. What a great idea. Must give these a go xx

    Posted on March 10, 2016 at 1:44 pm
    1. Thank you Susan x

      Posted on March 14, 2016 at 8:36 am
  5. I love these…We haven’t make cornflake cakes for ages. I think I might have to for Easter 😀

    Posted on March 10, 2016 at 12:15 pm
    1. We hadn’t either, silly really as they are so simple but still really tasty!

      Posted on March 14, 2016 at 8:37 am