Chocolate Easter Cripsy Nests made with melted Mars Bars, drizzled with chocolate and topped with Mini Eggs. A quick and simple classic Easter treat.
It’s the Easter weekend!! Hurrah!
After what seems like forever, the very much awaited Easter break is finally here. Last week I had one of those weeks where it seems there simply isn’t enough time in the day. Every day started with a to do list, by the end of the day so many additional things had been added to it that hardly any of the original things have got done. With work busy, wedding planning getting into its final stages, plus trying to squeeze in gym trips, baking, and attempting to have some sort of social life, the week whizzed by. Then last weekend, to make matters worse, I went down with a stinking cold, so all the things I planned to do were replaced by cups of tea under a blanket. This week I feel a bit like I’ve been playing a desperate game of catch up, trying to make up for all the things that didn’t happen last week, and trying to get by without all the preparations I was planning to do at the weekend.
Now the Easter weekend is here I’m looking forward to some time just relaxing. I’ll be eating lots of chocolate, and hopefully a big old roast dinner on Sunday. I’ve got a fish pie all ready for the oven for our Good Friday tea, and we’ll be enjoying it on the sofa, probably in front of a few old episodes of QI.
If you’re hoping for a weekend doing not a great deal of anything, and especially nothing at all brain taxing, then this is the recipe for you. Its so quick and simple, the ingredient list is short, and absolutely no baking is required.
Today’s Good Friday recipe is for these Mars Bar Easter Crispy Nests. The Mars bars make the nests sticky and gooey. The Mars Bars don’t melt completely evenly, they leave little lumps of caramel and nougat amongst the crispy cornflakes, just waiting for you to bite into. I’ve added more chocolate, drizzled over the top. Then, of course, they’re topped with pretty pastel mini eggs.
I’ve talked before about how Easter just isn’t Easter without a crispy nest or two, and I stand by that opinion this year. Its a bit of a cheats recipe really, its thats simple. This recipe is so easy that even children can make it with just a little help to melt the chocolate mixture. I’ve been making them all week at school with the little ones, and there’s nothing that can transfix an active 2 year old like string melted chocolate into cornflakes!
Absolutely perfect for nibbling between cups of tea this Easter weekend.
– If you want to make these nests more chocolatey, add another 100g of chocolate to mixture.
– If you think the Mars bars might make these just a little too sweet for you, you could try using dark chocolate instead of milk.
- 3 Mars bars
- 75g butter
- 100g milk chocolate (plus 50g, for drizzling)
- 170g cornflakes
- A bag of mini chocolate eggs
- Line a 12 hole muffin tray with paper cases.
- Chop up the Mars bars, butter and 100g of the milk chocolate. Place into a heat proof bowl and melt over a pan of gently simmering water. Stir the mixture as it melts, ensuring that none of the chocolate burns on the bottom of the pan. When the mixture is mostly melted, remove it from the heat. You will find that it won't melt to completely smooth, and you will still have some lumps of nougat in the mixture. This is completely normal. You could also do this step in a microwave, in short 30 second bursts, string between each time.
- Pour in your cornflakes and mix until the cornflakes are sticking together and covered in the melted chocolate mixture. You will notice that not all the cornflakes take on a chocolate colour.
- Spoon the mixture into the paper cases.
- Melt the remaining chocolate and drizzle over the cornflake mixture. Add mini eggs.
- Chill in the fridge for an hour, or until set.
- Store in an air tight container.