"For all the gorgeous chocolate cakes around (and there are many), I still have a soft spot for these crunchy, chewy little cakes. I include them partly because when looking for a recipe for them recently, I found it surprisingly difficult to find one. Oh come on, don't tell me you don't like them - so get COOKING!!!" — superyoungcook
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3 1/2 tablespoons
semisweet chocolate, chopped
2 3/4 cups
Easy, yummy and gluten-free.
I didn't know what 'golden syrup' was, so I used corn syrup and got great results :)
the recipe was very easy to navigate around, but despite the fact that the choc coated cornflakes were left to set overnight,it was not solid as it slides off each cornflake! might need to freeze it i guess
These are awesome and so easy to make. Golden Syrup isn't too hard to find. Any grocery store should have it.
I scoop the warm flake mixture into a 1/4 cup measuring up and flip them over on my baking sheet. Then they're all the same size. You can get 9 scoops out of it that way.
Try it this way too (for those who like peanutbutter and chocolate!)
instead of the 3 &1/2 tbl of butter use one tablespoon of butter and 3 to 4 table spoons of peanutbutter (i like to use Adam's creamy). Just put it all in a pan and let it melt together. YUMMY
Yum! I was going to give this 4 stars, but I'm giving a bonus star for this quick, easy recipe of ingredients I had on hand...you saved me from having to resort to eating chocolate chips out of the bag! I used mini chocolate chips, and they melted really well. Also, as a previous review mentioned, I had no idea what golden syrup was so I used corn syrup (thanks previous reviewer!). I've since looked up golden syrup, and apparantly it's a syrup similar in taste and appearance to honey. It can be used as a substitute for either honey or corn syrup. In the future, I may try this recipe with honey instead...that might add an interesting flavor, and be closer to the taste of the original recipe using golden syrup. Thanks!
I just wanted to tell you all that Golden Syrup is GOLDEN EAGLE syrup. It is golden and can be found in the syrup isle of any grocery syrup.
My mom and I have been making these since I was about three. I love these "nests" as we called them. Just a note to a few people: Golden Syrup is NOT the same thing as honey. You can buy Golden Syrup at Bristol Farms or at British Stores. Anyway, these are the best tasting cakes especially at Easter. I recommend putting Cadbury Chocolate mini eggs on top to make them nests. You can buy mini-eggs at Ralphs any time around Easter.
I tasted these while they were still hot and I wasn't too impressed... but after they were refrigerated for a while, I couldn't stop eating them! They're more like candies than cakes, but very easy and delicious.
So very simple!! I put a few in each tin that I gave away to family members for Christmas and they were a hit! Great recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Serving Size: 1/15 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 15
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 46
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