So, first post from the (getting!!) organised me!! And on a project I’ve been trying to get done since Easter too!
Last Friday, my friend Danielle and I finally got round to making that most basic yet yummy of cooking projects – the chocolate krispie nest, and no baking involved!! I’ve had some mini chocolate eggs in the fridge since Easter to go on the top, so it was a relief not to have to resist opening and eating them every time I open it too!!
Anyway, for those of you who’ve lived a very sheltered life and don’t know how to make these goodies, here’s how:
Chocolate Krispie Nests
Tools: Fridge, Microwave, Large Microwaveable Bowl, Plastic Spoon, Small Spoons (for filling cases), Cake Cases, Baking Tray
Ingredients: Rice Krispies (I’ve used supermarket own brand), Mini Chocolate Eggs for Topping (Optional) & LOTS of chocolate!!
- Break chocolate up into chunks in microwaveable bowl.
- Using microwave, melt chocolate, stirring after regular intervals – I started by doing every 30 seconds, then once it started to liquefy dropped the interval to 10 seconds.
- Once the chocolate is all liquid, add the rice krispies, a couple of handfuls at a time, stirring as you go. Make sure you only add enough that all the krispies are covered in chocolate and there is still some chocolate liquefied in the bowl too (though not too much!) to keep the nests together.
- Put the cake cases into the baking tray, then fill each with the chocolate krispies using the small spoons. The size of your nests is determined by how full you fill these cases – there’s no baking to make them grow! – so bear this in mind when deciding how much to put into each one.
- Place the mini chocolate egg into the top of each nest, then place the baking tray into the fridge to set.
- Once the chocolate’s set, eat and enjoy!!
And that’s all that it takes to make some yummy chocolate goodness. (Though don’t forget the washing up!!) Why not have a go yourself? These are especially good for making with children, and because they’re so easy to make, they don’t take too long.
Photos below to show just how simple and yummy they are (though please excuse the slight yellow tinge – the weather was AWFUL so had to use my strip lighting indoors that day).
Would love to hear about your projects for making chocolately goodness, or for making with children.