If you are going to see any small children at Easter, and would like to make sure they love you forever, I highly recommend this very quick and simple (no-bake) recipe. Here are the ones I made yesterday…
In fact, my adult children have openly confessed that they make and love to eat vast quantities of these fun little treats, even now. Little people may be the best excuse to prepare these crunchy and chocolatey delights, but they are by no means the only excuse.
So here’s the recipe:
Easter Egg Nests
Melt and stir together:
1/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons (corn) syrup or honey
1 1/2 cups pure chocolate chips
Mix in 4 cups of corn flakes.
Spoon into muffin pans (with or without paper liners- they don’t stick either way).
Chill, pop out of tins (with a butter knife or small fork if you don’t have paper liners).
~No need to keep them cold once they’re set~
Serve to little people (or any people you have on hand)
Alternatively, you could try it the way I did these ones. I don’t recommend it, since it was a mistake, but we’re making the best of it and these are the richest ones ever…
(for those ill-advised enough to want to replicate my yummy error):
Attempt to do it with milk chocolate chips, and slightly overheat it while doing other things in the kitchen. Try to stir in the corn flakes, with limited success. Melt a cup or two of pure chocolate chips and pour over to make it all stick together.
Clearly, even the original recipe is not for the faint of heart; nutritionally speaking. In these terms, this adaptation would be deemed a necessary evil. But no one’s complaining. Easter comes but once a year, and nobody here minds indulging in a rich (if childish) treat on special occasions.