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
- 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.
- Once melted pour the cereal into the chocolate and stir so that all the cereal is covered.
- Stir in the peanuts and the sultanas (or what ever you are adding)
- Make sure everything is coated with the chocolate and place a heaped dessert spoonful into each bun case.
- 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.