Hi and welcome back.
I don’t know about you, but I simply love the run up to Easter. It combines with the start of Spring so I just have the feelings of new beginnings. There are baby rabbits and deers in the woodlands, the days are getting longer so it is no longer totally dark when I am commuting to work. That and the flowers are starting to bloom so it is no longer grey and miserable outside, just brings me a sense of joy. As a child, what I remember most about Easter is making cornflake cakes with my mum. It was something I looked forward to each year; and not only because I enjoyed eating the mixture from the bowl while mum was trying to fill the cupcake cases. Sorry mum! This Easter I wanted to share my gluten free version with you. I hope you enjoy making these and I know they will be a hit with children young and old – my work colleagues devoured them when I took a batch in. C. -x-
Prep time: 20 minutes; Baking time: 0 minutes though takes 1 hour to set; Serves: 12
- 75g gluten free cornflakes (I love the Sainsbury own brand).
- 100g milk chocolate (I love the Galaxy bar).
- 25g cooking butter.
- 20ml golden syrup.
- 1 pack mini eggs or other gluten free edible decorations.
- Heat a saucepan with water until just simmering.
- Break the chocolate into cubes and add to a glass bowl.
- Add the glass bowl to the saucepan of water and heat until the chocolate fully melts.
- Once the chocolate starts to melt, add the butter and stir continuously until fully dissolved.
- Remove the chocolate mixture from the heat and add 20ml golden syrup and stir to combine.
- Add chocolate mixture to cornflakes and stir to fully mix.
- Spoon into individual cupcake cases and add 3 mini eggs to decorate.
- Leave to cool for an hour or until set.
- It is best to melt the chocolate in a glass bowl over a saucepan compared to a microwave where it is more likely to burn.
- Drizzle extra melted chocolate over Cornflake Nest Cakes to help the decorations set.
- Look on the coeliac.org.uk website to check for gluten free Easter treats.
There you go, a perfect treat for Easter! I hope you enjoy this recipe. If you re-create this recipe, please let me know by tagging me on Instagram using #livingcoeliac or by sharing photos directly to my Facebook page. Let me know what other gluten free recipes you would like to see. Newsletter is here! Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any future blog posts.