Easter Chocolate Krispie Nests

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This is a great and simple recipe to make with the kids over Easter. Here, we’ve used rice krispies but you could substitute for cornflakes or shredded wheat if preferred. One word of caution – please be very careful with the chocolate mix once melted as it can get very hot (let the adults handle until it’s cooled). Top tip when cooking with kids! It’s best to get all of your ingredients and equipment out and ready to use before starting to cook with your child – it means you’ll have everything to hand and won’t be running off to find something at the back of the fridge while they busily help themselves to the chocolate and throwing the rice krispies on the floor (yes – learn from our mistakes!).

Ingredients

  • 100g chocolate (dark, milk or white…it’s your choice)
  • 3 tablespoons golden syrup (we like to use the squeezy bottles – less mess and the kids enjoy squeezing it out!)
  • 50g butter
  • 100g rice krispies

Equipment

  • Weighing scales
  • Microwaveable bowl
  • Mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Soup spoon (we find that kids find the shape easier to scoop out the mix and pop in to the muffin cups)
  • 12 muffin cases
  • Muffin baking tray (to hold 12)

Directions

1Pop a muffin case in to each of the spaces on the muffin tray.
2Get your child to help you weigh the rice krispies out in to a mixing bowl and leave to one side.
3In a microwaveable bowl, work together to break up the chocolate in to small chunks, then add in the butter and golden syrup.
4ADULT: Pop the chocolate mix in to the microwave for approximately one minute (or until the chocolate has just melted) and then leave to one side to cool a little. If you don’t have a microwave, simply cover the bottom of a saucepan with water
and simmer gently, then place your bowl so that it’s a snug fit on top of the saucepan and stir until the chocolate mix has melted.
5When the mix is warm and no longer hot, pour the mix in to the rice krispies bowl while your child gives it a good stir – keep going until all of the rice krispies are coated in the chocolate. (If you’d like, you could add dried fruits or other treats like mini marshmallows to the mix at this stage).
6Spoon an equal quantity of the mix in to the muffin cases then pop in the fridge for 30 minutes to set. (perhaps take your child off to the park so they don’t stand screaming “I want chocolate!” at the fridge for the whole time.
7Enjoy!

Notes

This recipe was sent in by Regan from ‘Free Cakes for Kids, Bromley’.
Part of a national network of community bakers, their volunteers bake and deliver birthday cakes to families who are experiencing difficulty providing a cake for their child. If you know of someone who could benefit from their service, or would like to volunteer as a baker yourself, please visit www.freecakesforkidsbromley.co.uk for more information.

By Regan from ‘Free Cakes for Kids, Bromley’

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