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Chocolate Easter Nests


Easter makes for the perfect opportunity for cake making! And what's more fun or easy then making yummy chocolate cornflake nests with seasonal mini-eggs on top? I made some today and have decided to share them with you..

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Chocolate cornflake easter nests

Step 1: Ingredients

·  225g/8oz plain chocolate, broken into pieces
·  2 tbsp golden syrup
·  50g/2oz butter
·  75g/3oz cornflakes
·  36 mini chocolate eggs

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To weigh the ingredients. I used a Salter GEO Electronic Scale (£35 available from John Lewis). The handy 'Add & Weigh' function means you can measure all the ingredients in one bowl, although for some strange reason I did it the over way round. 




Step 2: Preparation

.  Line a 12-hole fairy cake tin with paper cases


Mine are from Asda and were around 99p. 

Step 3: Melt ingredients

· Melt the chocolate, golden syrup and butter in a bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water. Do not let the base of the bowl touch the water.


·  Stir the mixture until smooth.

I used a Heston Blumenthal Precision Multipurpose Spatula by Salter (£17.99 for 2 available from Amazon.co.uk). They are made from Silicon so they don't crush the cornflakes!

Step 4: Mix

·  Remove the bowl from the heat and gently stir in the cornflakes until all of the cereal is coated in the chocolate. Use the Heston Blumenthal Precision Multipurpose Spatula.




Step 5:  Fill the cases

· Divide the mixture between the paper cases and press 3 chocolate eggs into the centre of each nest.




 Step 6: Chill

·         Chill in the fridge for 1 hour, or until completely set. I timed this using a Salter Contour Electronic Timer (£8.99 available from Amazon.co.uk) to ensure they’re chilled to perfection.

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