Healthy Chocolate Crispy Nests

Healthy Chocolate Crispy Nests

A quick and easy recipe for healthier chocolate rice crispy nests, made with puffed brown rice. This is a really fun recipe to make with the kids for Easter or at any time of the year.

Recipe by Katie Rufus
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  • 200 g dark chocolate (look for one without added sugar)

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or agave syrup)

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable spread

  • 75 g puffed brown rice (rice krispies can also be used although bear in mind that they contain added sugar)

  • 50 g dried fruit eg raisins, cranberries, cherries


  • Place 15 bun cake cases on a board or plate.
  • Melt 200g dark chocolate.
  • When the chocolate has almost melted add 2 tablespoons maple syrup and 2 tablespoons vegetable spread. Continue heating until combined. Try not to stir too much.
  • Carefully remove from the heat and stir in 75g puffed rice and 50g dried fruit. Mix until everything is coated with chocolate.
  • Spoon the mixture into the cake cases, pressing down with the back of a teaspoon.
  • If you are making these into nests make a well in the centre and push the rice mixture to the sides.
  • Allow to set in the fridge for 30 minutes
  • Decorate with your chosen topping – we have used fresh fruit. Store in the fridge and enjoy!

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