Friday, 10 April 2009

An Easter tradition.

Mini egg nests!

My husband is 29 and he still hasn't grown out of them. His friend is coming round to play video games today so I thought I'd make them both something yummy. I doodled the mess in my kitchen while the chocolate was melting. Annoyingly, I realised too late that the pen was not the waterproof one I thought it was, and the ink ran into the paint, but it was only a little sketch so I'm not really bothered.

And here's the results!

I should add that I didn't eat a single square of that chocolate (Cadbury's Dairy Milk), which was very very difficult.

Edited to add instructions!

If anyone would like to make these, they are very very easy. You need:

1. Good quality chocolate. A 200g bar is a good size.

2. Cornflakes

3. Mini eggs. I used Cadburys, but I'm sure there are other varieties available.

4. Paper cupcake cases

Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of hot water. Don't let it burn! You could do it in the microwave but I've never worked out how to do this without the chocolate burning.

Transfer the melted chocolate into a bigger bowl. It needs to be quite deep. Add cornflakes, a few cupfuls at a time, and mix it round really well till all the cornflakes are coated with chocolate. Keep adding cornflakes till the mixture is nice and thick. Crush the cornflakes with your mixing spoon as you go.

Put a heaped teaspoonful of the cornflake mixture into each cupcake case, and press two mini eggs into the centre so it forms a nest shape.

Put them in the fridge to set - an hour or so should be plenty - and then enjoy them with a cup of tea.

Bet they don't last long!


Anonymous said...

How lovely - will the two of them eat all those little nests? The sketch is fun. Sometimes a bit of blurred ink adds to a sketch.

Alex said...

I love the sketch! ^^ And the little nests are so cute, and I bet they taste as good too!
:) Happy Easter and thanks for commenting on my post again.

Carolyn said...

I didn't even notice any blurred ink. I think your drawing looked good. The treats look yummy! You should share your recipe or instructions for making them.

angeltreats said...

Thanks guys!

Marancat - yes they most definitely will eat the whole batch!

Carolyn said...

Thanks for adding the directions. I'll have to try them...later, that is...when I'm not dieting. I'd probably eat them all...I have no will power when it comes to chocolate...LOL!

winna said...

I love your post--wonderful sketching and they sound sooooooo tasty--

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

OH MY.... these sound down right SINFULLY good. Thanks for the recipe...

Karen said...

Nice sketch. The treats look yummy too. Thanks for the recipe.

AlwaysInspired said...

Yay! My mom used to make these all the time! She hasn't made them in ages though! I should bug her about it. Maybe I'll get some for Easter!

suzanne cabrera said...

Soooo cute! Can you come over to my house and make some more. You can bring Pokey :)

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