Monday, 7 September 2015

Recipe: Halloween chocolate cornflake dragons nests

We probably all think of chocolate cornflake nests as traditionally an Easter thing, but they are so simple to make, kids love making them and they are pretty tasty too. 

So, I decided to re-make them for Halloween as Dragon and Dinosaur nests, but you could do them as any scary creature you wanted to really! All we did was use Cadburys green mini 'screme' eggs and some other halloween-ish mini eggs with red caramel inside, simply cut in half.

As my 4 year old is obsessed with sprinkles too, we added some orange shreds sprinkled on some and used some toffee sauce on others to make them extra gooey (and tasty!)

I also had the idea of  adding some spun sugar over the top as cobwebs for spiders webs. I didn't have time to try it, but someone could.... I think it would look good with a few of the small plastic spiders dotted around for display too. 


INGREDIENTS

100g Milk Chocolate
2 tbsp Golden Syrup or Honey
50g Butter
75g Cornflakes (or other cereal)*

METHOD

1. Melt the chocolate in a heat proof bowl over simmering water, then add the syrup/honey & butter


2.Crunch up the cornflakes in a separate bowl


3. Pour in the melted chocolate mix and stir


4. Spoon into 12 cake cases &  push in the halved chocolate eggs-



5. Put in the fridge to set and EAT :0)


Will keep in an air tight container for 2-3 days

*You can use shredded wheat for a more 'nest' nest like appearance but personally I think it would taste like nest too, and who wants that? Traditional cornflakes all the way for me!








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25 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I love seeing new twists on well-loved recipes :) #TwinklyTuesday

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  2. Thats a great idea! My son wants a spooky birthday party so I'm keeping an eye out for recipes like these which I can use! xx #twinklytuesday

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  3. These look great, so much fun! #letkidsbekids

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  4. Mmm - tasty! And as you say, fun and simple for little ones to make. Thanks for sharing #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

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  5. That's a fab idea and fun for the kids at halloween. They look delicious too.
    Thanks for sharing #LetKidsBeKids

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  6. Yes! Bring on Halloween! It's our favourite time of year! Great idea :) #TwinklyTuesday #LetKidsBeKids

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  7. These look great and I absolutely love them so I must make sure I do something similar with Zach this year! Although I#m not happy that you are referring to Halloween already! Mind you, the Christmas cards are in the shops!! Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

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  8. Great idea to reuse the classic Easter recipe - our girls loved it in the spring, and I think I have some of the cornflakes left in a tupperware box, as we don't really like them unless they are covered in chocolate ;-) Thanks for the idea, Becky x #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

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  9. Yum, yum, yum!!! Love making these are so are so simple but tasty.

    #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

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  10. I love the idea of adding the eggs in for Halloween! #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

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  11. OOH these sounds and look delicious, I'm sure my two will love them for Halloween! #TwinklyTuesday x

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  12. What great idea & I love it that the kids can join in & help too. Thanks for sharing x

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  13. Going to save this to do with my neices

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  14. Looks great - going to do this with my kids

    Ashleigh

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  15. These look like great fun to make with the kids ... going to give them a go

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  16. Great spin on a traditional recipe. I love the addition of the green filled eggs, perfect for Halloween! Thanks so much for linking up to #toddlerapprovedtuesday this week, hope to see you this week x

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  17. Great for making with the kids and perfect for Halloween.

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  18. Oh wow.... Well I know what I'll be attempting this Halloween

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  19. I love this idea... I have a big How to train your dragon fan in this house so these would be super popular! Oh and I'm with you on the not using shredded wheat thing too... eugh! Thankyou so much for sharing this with me on #kidsinthekitchen it's great to have you linking u, hope you can join me again this Monday?

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  20. Love how creative and tasty these look!

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  21. This is such an easy and fun recipe that my son would love

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