Chocolate Easter Egg Nests

Courtesy of BBC Food


  • 225g Plain chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 2 tbsp Golden  syrup
  • 50g Butter
  • 75g Plain Cornflakes/ Rice Crispies/ Shredded Wheat
  • 36 Mini chocolate eggs


  • Fairy Cake Cases
  • 12 hole fairy cake tin
  • Saucepan
  • Bowl
  • Spatula/spoon
  • Fridge



  1.  Pop a fairy cake case in each hole of the cake tin.

  2. Put a saucepan of water on to slowly heat until it is simmering.
  3. Break the chocolate up into chunk and put it in the bowl with the golden syrup and butter.

  4. Set the bowl over the pan of simmering water (do not let the base of the bowl touch the water). This will melt the chocolate, golden syrup and butter. Stir the mixture until smooth.

  5. Remove the bowl from the heat and gently stir in the cereal of your choice (cornflakes, rice crispies or shredded wheat) until all of the cereal is coated in the chocolate.

  6. Divide the mixture between the paper cases.

  7. Place 3 chocolate eggs into the centre of each nest.

  8. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour, or until completely set.

We’d just like to say “Thank you” to BBC Food for their recipe (we have altered it slightly) and to           Great British Chefs for their tutorial showing how to safely melt chocolate. 

Although no cooking is required with this recipe, you may need to ask for help from an adult to set the water to simmer on to put the bowl on top once it is. Please do not forget that this water could burn you. 

For food hygiene reasons, you must remember to wash your hands before touching any food.