I think I've probably been making Krispie Treats since I was about 6...and that's a lot of Treats! Today's post is almost a replica of the Easter Nest I made all those years ago, the only difference being the chick inside the nest. Back in the day it was always a sugar coated chocolate egg but I've found it quite difficult tracking those down...so it's a sugared almond instead. Now, the idea for the chick came from Sugarbelle's bluebirds which can be found here except that we don't get bluebirds like that in Australia, so I turned them into little yellow and white chicks. I iced the beaks on with some left over orange icing, but you could just as easily draw them on with food-safe markers. Once again, these are great for the kids to make, little hands are particularly good at squishing the treats into the cupcake cases!
25g / 1oz butter
2 tblspns golden syrup / dark corn syrup
100g / 4oz dark or semi sweet chocolate
1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies
12 sugared almonds (or something similar) with faces drawn or iced
- Line a muffin tin with 12 cupcake cases.
- Place all the ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and heat in 30 second bursts, stirring the mixture well each time, until everything is melted and well combined.
- If the mixture is hot, allow it to cool for about 10-15 minutes...but the chocolate will melt pretty quickly so it should really only be barely warm at this stage.
- Place about a tablespoon of the mixture in each cupcake case and press down and out to form a shallow cup or nest shape.
- Push a sugared almond gently into the centre of the nest and allow to set for about 30 minutes.
- That's it. You're done. How easy was that?!