Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Chocolate Krispie Cake Easter Nests

Here's another sporadic exam-time update for you all to prove my blogging dedication!  I'm afraid it's not the most exciting recipe in the world (without mentioning the fact that everyone over the age of three probably knows how to make these) but cooking fun stuff hasn't been my top priority at the moment. However, despite their simplicity, these cakes are Easter themed and very tasty, so you should give them a go!

To make about 20 cakes you will need:
  • 2 large bars of chocolate
  • About 1/4 of a small box of Rice Krispies (or any other plain cereal, cornflakes or bran flakes work too, but I feel that Rice Krispies look the best)
  • Mini Eggs

1. Firstly, break the chocolate into pieces and place into a glass bowl.  You can just about see the top quality chocolate I am using (40p from Tesco...)

2. Bring some water in a pot to a simmer and put the glass bowl into the pot, so that the bottom of the bowl is above the surface of the water.  After going out and buying a glass bowl for this purpose, I realised it was much too small to sit like this on any of my pots, so I melted the chocolate in the microwave instead and it turned out fine.  Put it in for a minute and take out halfway through to stir, when it's done it should be lump-free and of the consistency pictured above.

3. Add the Rice Krispies to the chocolate and stir them in.  The amount you add is up to you, depending on how chocolatey (is that a word?) you want your cakes to be, but all the Rice Krispies should be chocolate coated. 

4. Spoon the lovely chocolatey mixture into paper cases.  Use a teaspoon to scrape the mixture off the wooden spoon for extra speed and accuracy.

5. Add a mini egg to the centre of each cake, and then put in the fridge to set.  Remember to take them out of the fridge about 15 minutes before you want to eat them or else they'll be quite hard.

I hope everybody has a great Easter if you celebrate, I'm planning to do some kind of lamb dish so watch out for that appearing here in the next month or so...  I can't wait for next Thursday when my exams are over and I actually have time to have a life again!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Faye, found your blog via Cakecuccino!

    Your blogs looks brilliant glad to see a whole variety of recipes! But rice krispy cakes...must be the students best friend ;) quick, easy and cheap but most importantly yummy!

    I look forward to reading more of your posts!