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Chocolate Nests: A Sweet & Simple Easter Recipe

Chocolate Nests: A Sweet & Simple Easter Recipe

Easter is the perfect time for those with a sweet tooth! Once you’ve hunted down your Easter eggs and enjoyed a delicious Sunday lunch, it’s time to tuck into a sumptuous selection of hot cross buns, simnel cake and other seasonal delights.

Homemade Easter cakes are the perfect addition to this spread - particularly if you select a super easy recipe that all of your family members can help with. Here, we’ll explain how to make cute edible Easter nests that don’t even require an oven!

Read on to find out what you’ll need for this fun Easter recipe.

  • Prep Time: 30 mins (+ 1 hour in the fridge)

Serves: 12

Category: Cakes


  • 50g butter
  • 75g cornflakes
  • 225g milk chocolate
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 36 mini eggs (at least!)
You'll also need
  • A heat-resistant mixing bowl
  • A wooden or silicone spoon
  • A saucepan
  • A dessert spoon
  • A muffin cup pan with 12 holes
  • 12 muffin cases


  1. Heat water in your saucepan until it boils. Make sure you can put your mixing bowl on top without its base touching the water.
  2. Break up your chocolate and pop it all in your mixing bowl.
  3. Place the mixing bowl on top of the boiling saucepan.
  4. While the chocolate is melting, add the butter and golden syrup to the mixing bowl.
  5. Stir thoroughly to combine all the ingredients.
  6. Keep on stirring until the mix is totally smooth.
  7. Take the mixing bowl off the heat and carefully dispose of the hot water.
  8. Gradually and gently stir the cornflakes into the mixture, ensuring they all get a good covering.
  9. Line each hole in your muffin cup pan with a muffin case.
  10. Spoon the cornflake mixture into each case, making sure they all have an equal amount.
  11. Using your dessert spoon, make an indent in the centre of each “nest”.
  12. Push an equal number of mini eggs into each indent to nestle side by side. If you’ve got 36, there should be 3 per nest. If you can fit a few more in, go for it!
  13. Place the muffin cup pan in the fridge and leave it for an hour.
  14. Once your nests have set, bring them out and serve on Easter Sunday after your roast lamb (or seasonal main of your choice) alongside Easter biscuits, cakes and your findings from the Easter egg hunt!

Now it’s time to enjoy these tasty chocolate goodies. We know they’re moreish, but try to save some for later!

Family members of all ages can help you make this great Easter recipe as a fun holiday activity. After all, all it takes is a little melted chocolate, syrup and butter, a handful of cornflakes and a few delicious eggs!

B&M Top Tip: Hunt down the perfect sweet treats to follow your Easter meal online - whether you love a leg of lamb or fancy something completely different!

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