Chocolate cornflake nests recipe

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50 min

All children love making these ever so easy chocolate cornflake nests. Made by just melting chocolate, butter and syrup together, this is an easy and simple recipe that you can make with your kids. Of course all grown ups love eating them too, so it’s a good idea to make plenty! These little nests make great gifts for the children’s teachers and are perfect for kids’ parties at any time of the year- just decorated with sugar sprinkles, or even mini eggs during Easter season. You can even press the mixture into one large round tin and then top with marshmallows and a few candles for a bigger birthday cake. This is one recipe that you can happily let the children make by themselves – but be prepared for lots of messy hands and faces! Perfect for when the kids are around during half term or school holidays – you can keep them occupied with a fun activity and they will love eating the results of their hardwork. These chocolate cornflakes recipe works well with Rice Crispy too, so you can experiment with various cereals and see which ones you and your kids prefer to make these yummy chocolate nests.


  • For this Easter recipe
  • you will need:
  • 100g milk chocolate
  • 50g butter
  • 2tbsp golden syrup
  • 100g cornflakes
  • Mini sugar coated Easter eggs


  • Break up the chocolate into squares and place in a plastic or glass microwave proof mixing bowl with the butter and syrup and heat in the microwave on 30 second bursts until melted, then stir until smooth (or place in a bowl over a pan of gently simmering water until everything is melted and smooth).

  • Add the cornflakes and stir with a spoon until they are well coated in chocolate.

  • Place 12 paper cupcake cases in a bun tin and spoon the mixture into the cases. Place in the fridge to set for 30 mins. Decorate with sugar eggs

Top tip for making Chocolate cornflake nests

You can use any cereal you like to make these Rice Krispies and chopped Shredded Wheat biscuits are both good.

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