March 30, 2023

Fruit and nut chocolate crispies

I nearly didn’t put this recipe on as it is so basic, but then I know we have some young readers who may not have made these, as over the last 10 years bought cupcakes and desserts have been really cheap.  I used to make these for my children when they were young.  Chocolate crispy buns are cheap and easy to make and would be a dessert for their lunch boxes for the week  You can then pimp them up with what ever you want.  Today I used some salted peanuts and some sultanas.  Other dried fruit can be added, bits of broken biscuit, coconut, sweets or other nuts.  I make these when I fancy chocolate, but am trying not to eat a whole bar.


80 to 100g of rice crispy type cereal or cornflakes ( I use about 80g normally as they are all coated in lots of chocolate then, but sometimes I have to stretch them when we are broke and so use more cereal)

20og chocolate (I used two cheap Aldi or other supermarket ones)

A couple of handfuls of sultanas (optional)

A couple of handfuls of salted peanuts (optional)

silicone or paper bun cases


  1. Break the chocolate into a largish bowl and melt the chocolate in the microwave in the microwave.  Be careful that it does not burn.  I check about every 20 seconds and give it a stir.
  2. Once melted pour the cereal into the chocolate and stir so that all the cereal is covered.
  3.  Stir in the peanuts and the sultanas (or what ever you are adding)
  4.  Make sure everything is coated with the chocolate and place a heaped dessert spoonful into each bun case.
  5.  Leave to set in a cool place and then keep in an air tight tin.

These are great to make with young children.  To make them feel like Easter buns you could put a couple of mini eggs on top of each bun before they set.  Some times I have used shredded wheat to make them look like nest and made fondant chicks and put them inside.  They are a great way to introduce children into baking as they are fool proof and do not cost any energy.  The recipe makes 12 buns (hands up. I ate one before I took the photo!) but if you only can afford 1 bar of chocolate you could halve the recipe.

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