These are so easy to make, but so delicious! I think everyone on the planet knows how to make these but I thought I would add my way into the mix.
I didn't want to spend a massive amount on chocolate, that stuff is expensive! I bought a whole load of really cheap chocolate and a few bars of Cadbury dairy milk caramel. The caramel makes the chocolate mixture really thick and lovely!
This is what I used
- 300g cheap milk chocolate and dark chocolate
- 200g bar of Cadbury dairy milk caramel
- 100g white chocolate
- 2 tsp butter
- Milk (or if you are going all out, cream!)
- Mini eggs
- Glass bowl
- Large mixing bowl
- Wooden spoon
- Cupcake cases
Roughly break up your cheap chocolate and melt with the butter in your glass bowl on top of a saucepan of boiling water. Once it has mostly melted, add your caramel chocolate in chunks. Now, it will become very thick, don't worry you haven't burnt it, the caramel just takes time to melt. I added a few splashes of milk, mostly to make it go a bit further, but also to make the mixture a bit smoother. Once everything is melted, take off the heat and set aside to cool, stir it every now and then so it cools evenly.
Pour a load of cornflakes into your large mixing bowl. I say 'a load' because it is up to you, it is down to your preference; I like mine very very chocolatey but some people like less chocolate. Once the chocolate mixture is luke warm, start pouring over the cornflakes a little at a time, stiring as you go. Once you are happy with the ratio of chocolate to cornflakes, you're ready to spoon into the cupcake cases. A heaped tbsp should be just the right amount for each one. Top each nest with three mini eggs, I got these tiny eggs from 'The Range'. Put them in the fridge to set.
With that much chocolate I made about 25 cakes! Some of them survived the day, not many though.
Now you could stop here but I can't help but add a bit more to make them extra special. After the cakes have set for about an hour, melt the white chocolate and drizzle it over the cakes. I think this makes them look much more 'nest like' also it means another bowl to lick! You will have white chocolate left over if you use the whole bar, I just poured the rest into spare cupcake cases and set them in the fridge. You get these little white chocolate pebbles which I think are quite nice.
These are pretty much fool proof but too good and are fun to make for all ages!