Despite the fact that the Little One isn’t really allowed chocolate yet, I decided to make some chocolate easter egg nest cakes for our Easter egg hunt party with his friends today. And even though I had great intentions to make healthy snacks (see Healthy Easter party food ideas for kids post), I just really liked the idea of getting him involved in the creation process as we probably don’t do enough messy play. They are super simple and great fun to make with kids so I thought I’d share the recipe. And don’t worry too much about the exact measurements of ingredients, to be honest, I mostly bung things in by eye for these and so much of it ended up on the table, floor, his clothes and in his mouth that it’s probably best to make a bit extra!
CHOCOLATE EASTER EGG NEST CAKE RECIPE
Makes about 18-20 small nests depending how much gets munched in the process.
You will need:
Some willing kids to help you
100g Rice Krispies (you can also use Shredded Wheat, Cornflakes etc)
300g Milk Chocolate (2 large bars)
2 tbsp of Golden Syrup
A bag of Mini Eggs – I prefer Cadbury ones
Small paper cake cases
How to make them:
Grab your aprons and break the chocolate into small pieces – little ones will enjoy helping with this job, just try to make sure it doesn’t all get eaten at this stage! Then melt it in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of water simmering on a low heat. Try to avoid the boiling water touching the bottom of the bowl as it tends to make it too hot. When the chocolate is all melted remove from it the heat and cool for a minute or two.
In a large mixing bowl, combine your Rice Krispies with the melted chocolate and squirt in a generous helping of Golden Syrup which is about 2 -3 tablespoons. Children can then mix it all up with a wooden spoon. Once all the Krispies are covered, use a spoon to fill up the paper cases. You can put them in a fairy cake tin if you want them to keep their shape, but I just put them on a large plate. Add a couple of Mini Eggs to the top of each one and then pop them in the fridge for a few hours to set.
Then try not to eat them all at once! And if you’ve tried this recipe or have your own version that you think is great, I’d love to hear from you so please leave a message in the comments section.