Since Easter is just around the corner, I decided to combine two of my favorite things: gooey Chex mix and Cadbury mini eggs. Typically you see cute little “nests” made out of chow mein noodles, but I think they taste like cardboard. So I set out to find something that still looked like a nest, but that I could actually swallow voluntarily. I LOVE this delicious Chex mix recipe and it made the perfect little nest for my chocolate.
Combine in a large bowl:
1/2 box of Chex cereal (any variety)
1/2 cup Shredded sweetened coconut
1/2 cup slivered almonds
In a saucepan melt:
5 TBSP of butter
1/2 c. Karo syrup
1/2 c. Sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Bring sauce to a boil and allow to boil for 1 minute while you stir it. Remove from the heat and pour over the cereal mixture and toss to coat.
Then I pressed them into muffin tins lined with cupcake wrappers and topped them with Cadbury mini eggs. Luckily, making the 24 we needed for our friends and neighbors still left about 1/2 the mixture for me and Lucy to eat! 🙂