Editor's note: The following is a guest post written by Annabel Karmel , the British children's chef and kiddie cookbook author. In honor of Easter, Annabel shares step-by-step instructions for an egg-themed treat the whole family can make together.
Few things shout Easter more than pastels and eggs. Using kids' favorite breakfast cereal and melted chocolate, they can create perfect nests for candy-coated Easter eggs. With just a few simple steps, and some added cooling time, it won't be long before children and their parents are crunching into these Chocolate Egg Nests . Happy cooking!
1/3 cup milk chocolate
1/3 cup plain chocolate
3 1/2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons golden syrup
3 cups Rice Krispies
30 candy-coated mini Easter eggs
Step 1: Melt the Chocolate
Break the chocolate into pieces and put into a saucepan together with the butter and golden syrup, and melt over a gentle heat.
Step 2: Stir in Rice Krispies
Line two baking sheets with nonstick baking paper.
Stir the Rice Krispies into the chocolate mixture.
Step 3: Make Into Mounds
Spoon 10 mounds onto the baking sheets, shaping into rounds, and make a dip in the center by using the back of a teaspoon.
Step 4: Chill in Fridge
Chill in the fridge for several hours until set, then peel off the nests carefully and fill with minieggs.