These Cornflakes Easter Nests consist of only 3 ingredients. An easy treat to prepare just in time for the Easter holiday.
I cannot even begin to explain how excited I was to find these chocolate egg candies at a small convenience store here in Vietnam! Living overseas, it can be tough, at times, to find things that remind you of home, or even things that you’re used to. When you do, it’s a wonderful surprise and so much fun!
You see, I had some great ideas for St. Patrick’s Day, but they had to remain just that – ideas in my head – because I couldn’t find any of the ingredients. No green food coloring, no mint flavoring or even just green candies were to be found in Ho Chi Minh City. This has forced me to become more and more creative as time goes on. For the most part, I don’t mind and it’s been fun to think outside the box, but, there are just times where it would be nice to find what I was looking for.
For a while, I was afraid my Easter idea would suffer the same fate. The Easter holiday is less than 2 weeks away, but no Easter related products (I only care for the candies anyway) are appearing on the store shelves.
Then, one day I spotted a little bag of chocolate egg candies right by the checkout of a tiny convenience store and I knew it was mine. It was the last one, so I quickly grabbed it before anyone else could.
Once at home, I was happy to find out these are actually chocolate covered almonds with a candy coating that looks like egg shells. I just love those dark speckles, don’t you?
You probably don’t have as much trouble finding Easter egg candies as me. Should you have some at home already, then most likely you can start making these Easter nests right now. They require only 3 ingredients! and aside from candy eggs, you only need cornflakes and chocolate. I love this recipe because it’s quick, easy and only requires a few ingredients. This is especially great around the holidays when things can get a little stressful and overwhelming!
Just melt the chocolate on top of a double boiler (or in the microwave if you prefer that) and stir in enough cornflakes to ‘soak up’ the melted chocolate. You can be quite rough while stirring, as lightly crushed or broken up cornflakes will form tighter nests/clusters.
When all the cornflakes are evenly coated with chocolate, drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto a lined surface or baking tray. I made 6 rather larger cornflakes nests. If you make them smaller, you’ll get probably 12.
Press one or two candy eggs into the center of each nest and let them set up at room temperature or in the fridge to speed things up. And in no time, you have cute little Easter treats to enjoy! I think kids would defiantly get a kick out of them and adults will simply be happy to enjoy the chocolatey, crunchy taste!
What did you think of this recipe? Was it a hit at Easter?
Chocolate Cornflakes Easter Nests
- 100 g 3.5 oz. chocolate, semisweet or bittersweet
- 1 - 1.5 cups cornflakes
- 10-12 Easter egg candies
- Break chocolate into pieces and melt on top of a double boiler. Stir in 1 cup cornflakes, adding more as needed. If you lightly crush the cornflakes while stirring, it will make tighter, prettier clusters.
- Drop cornflakes nests onto a lined surface or baking tray. Add 1 or 2 Easter egg candies in the center.
- Let cornflakes nests set in the fridge or at room temperature.
Are you going to color Easter eggs this year? Did you know that you don't have to buy any of those coloring kits or tablets, if you already have food coloring in the house?
Instructions food coloring Easter eggs and how to make leaf print
Looking for more Easter sweets? There are many delicious treats on my Holiday board on Pinterest:
Jacquee @ I Sugar Coat It!
There is a quote that comes to mind when I read the obstacles you often face in your travels around baking - "Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant." Loving these quick and inventive desserts you have been sharing. I am making these for Easter for sure!!
Aww...thank you for sharing this lovely quote. Trying to be creative with limited supplies certainly has brought out a totally new level of creativity. Who knew you could make something out of so little 😉
Erin @ Texanerin Baking
I sympathize with the ingredients problem, although I guess it's nowhere as extreme as it is over there. But I had the same problem with St. Patrick's Day. Oh well. Coloring and mint extract don't seem very Irish so I lived. 🙂
And these look tasty! I love how you make do with what you have. My husband is actually out right now buying some cornflakes for those peanut butter thingies you made recently so I'll have cornflakes galore and then can maybe make too.
Oh and last year, I went to about a dozen stores to find egg shaped candy that wasn't chocolate or those bright, sugary, nasty things. I found some pastel colored chocolate covered almonds in Strauss. It was a miracle!
It's kind of surprising what ingredients you can or cannot find from country to country. You'd think it would be similar since they are all in SE Asia and so close to each other. But the differences are huge actually!
I enjoy following your blog and of course all your yummy treats! These are going to be a hit at my house this Easter. Thanks 🙂
Thank you so much for visiting and commenting Lorita. We wish you and your family a very happy and blessed Easter time!
These are the cutest! I can't believe how great they look, a must try for Easter!
Thank you Natalie. With so few ingredients they are so quick to make in time for Easter 🙂
sally @ sallys baking addiction
Your photography is so pretty. 🙂 It always is! These are so cute and festive for Easter. I love easter candy and finding fun ways to bake (or "no bake!") with it!
Your sweet compliments mean so much to me, Sally! Thank you! 😀
Jocelyn @BruCrew Life
I can't believe how soon Easter will be here. This year is flying by! My kids would love these fun little nests...who am I kidding? I want to eat them all!!!
I know! This year is one the fast track. Yes, these nests would be so fun and easy to make with kids.
Dorothy @ Crazy for Cust
These are stunning! Pinned!
Thank you so much, also for pinning, Dorothy!