Today was absolutely beautiful! The sun was shining, I was outside without a jacket and neighbours were emerging from their homes! It must be Spring! This weekend, I’m happy to celebrate Easter with my family. From special church services to outdoor Easter egg hunts to brunch with my family, Easter is a time of renewal, family and CHOCOLATE!
One Easter, my parents really got into the chocolate spirit! Instead of buying Easter treats at the store, we decided to go into the chocolate making business. From chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate covered gummies and chocolate covered fruit, we dipped everything in chocolate and created festive designs to share with our friends and family. It was a great tradition.
When I was searching for a fun Easter treat to make with my children, one of my best friends told me she was making Chocolate nests with her kids. They sounds simple enough, so I thought I’d give it a whirl. Normally chocolate nests are made with those orange dry Chinese noodles, but having a gluten allergy, I can’t eat them. I began exploring other options when I came across corn flake nests. The were so easy, taste great and turned out beautifully. This is a perfect recipe for making with children of all ages and a great treat to bring to Easter gatherings!
Chocolate Corn Flake Nests #glutenfree
1 Cup Kashi Corn Flakes
2 Tbsp of corn syrup
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup of butter
mini eggs/gummy bears/chocolate eggs
Step 1: Using a double boiler (aka one pot filled with water and another pot on top), melt butter, corn syrup and chocolate chips on medium heat.
Step 2: Once you have a smooth consistency, remove from heat and stir in corn flakes.
Step 3: Fill a muffin tin with paper cups, then pour mixture into cups. Make a dent in the center to fill later.
Step 4: Place in fridge for an hour.
Step 5: Remove from fridge and fill your nest with gummies or chocolate eggs.