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?
Looking for more Easter sweets? There are many delicious treats on my Holiday board on Pinterest:
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