Chocolate cornflake nests recipe

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Ready in just three simple steps, these chocolate cornflake cakes are so easy to make with the kids at Easter time.

Chocolate cornflake nests
  • healthy
Preparation Time45 mins including chilling time
Cooking Time5 mins
Total Time50 mins including chilling time
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories150 Kcal8%
Sugar13 g14%
Fat7.3 g10%
Saturated Fat3.8 g19%
Salt0.1 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein1.6 g3%
Carbohydrates19.5 g8%
Salt0.1 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Sweet little chocolate cornflake cakes decorated with mini eggs for Easter.

These chocolate cornflake nests make one of the easiest and most pleasing recipes for getting kids into baking. They can have so much fun stirring the ingredients and spooning them into the cupcake papers. At the end, their sense of achievement is usually only eclipsed by their desire to scoff their creations. 

The easiest way to make these is by melting the chocolate and butter together in the microwave. If you don't have a microwave set up a bain marie on the stove, with a bowl balanced over a pan of simmering water. Don't let the water boil, however. If any liquid jumps into the bowl it can cause the chocolate to seize and split. They are ready in just three steps but you will have to leave time for them to chill and set before serving.


  • 100g milk chocolate
  • 50g butter
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 100g cornflakes
  • Mini sugar coated Easter eggs e.g. Mini Eggs




  1. Break up the chocolate into squares and place in a plastic or glass microwave-proof mixing bowl with the butter and syrup. Heat in the microwave on 30 second bursts until melted, then stir until smooth. Alternatively, place in a bowl over a pan of gently simmering water until everything is melted and smooth.
  2. Add the cornflakes and stir with a spoon until they are well coated in chocolate.
  3. Place 12 paper cupcake cases in a bun tin and spoon the mixture into the cases. Place in the fridge to set for 30 mins. Decorate with sugar eggs.  

Top tips for making chocolate cornflake nests

If you don’t have any cupcake cases to shape your nests in, you could always mould them with your hands instead. Just form a ball with the mixture as best as you can. Pop the ball onto baking paper and flatten it a little.

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Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies