- 100g Shredded Wheat (or rice crispies if preferred)
- 150g cooking chocolate
- 3 tbsp golden syrup
- 75g butter
- 75g mini marshmallows (or big ones, chopped up)
- 75g raisins, cherries or both (optional)
- 200g miniature chocolate eggs
- Start by weighing out the ingredients. Measuring ingredients and working out serving sizes (doubling a recipe if you have extra guests, for example) is a great way to spark maths-themed conversations with children.
- Place a bowl over a pan of lightly simmering water on the hob. Add the butter and golden syrup. Stir until melted.
- Break the chocolate into small squares.
- Add the chocolate to the bowl and mix. Make sure children are supervised at all times, as the bowl and ingredients can get hot.
- Crush the shredded wheat! This is a fun, hands-on job for the kids.
- Add the marshmallows and raisins/cherries (optional) to the cereal and mix.
- Once fully melted, pour the chocolate mixture over the crushed cereal and marshmallow mixture and give it a stir.
- After just a couple of minutes, the mixture will have cooled enough for little hands to get involved. Use clean hands or a spoon to combine the mixture until all the cereal is coated.
- Spoon the mixture into cupcake cases.
- Press a teaspoon into the centre to create a nest shape and pop in your chocolate eggs.