Rice Crispie Easter Nests
Food for Thought

Bake (sort of) 13: Easter Nests

Okay, I need to start this week’s bake with a few confessions.

  1. It’s not really a bake. At no point do these cakes go in the oven. But… they’re Rice Krispie cake nests! With mini eggs! And it’s nearly Easter! They have to count, right?
  2. I know these are the simplest cakes in the world. I know that every school child in Britain has probably made them. But… I’d never made them before this week. I have no idea why.
  3. Even though they’re a kid-proof recipe… I managed to screw them up. Twice. Just… don’t even ask. I’ve never seen chocolate curdle quite like that before…

But the last batch turned out yummy and, as you can see, the daughter had fun:Making Rice Crispie Easter NestsMaking Rice Crispie Easter NestsMaking Rice Crispie Easter Nests

So, the recipe, for posterity, and to see if I can get it right next time:

Rice Krispie Cakes


  • 60g/ 2 oz unsalted butter
  • 3 table spoons golden syrup
  • 1 x 100g bar milk or dark chocolate
  • 90g/ 3 oz Rice Krispies


  • Melt the chocolate in small bursts in the microwave
  • Add the butter, cut in to small pieces, stir in till melted
  • Add the syrup, stir
  • Add the Rice Krispies and stir in to the chocolate mix, gently
  • Spoon in to 12 bun cases, and top with a couple of mini eggs to pretend they’re nests
  • Chill in fridge until set

I know, I know – simplest recipe ever, right? I did somehow manage to use completely the wrong quantities for everything, and substitute honey for golden syrup because the corner shop didn’t have any. And they still turned out okay in the end. See:

Rice Crispie Easter Nests
There were more of these. We ate them.