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Easter Chocolate Krispie Cakes


Easter Chocolate Krispie Cakes 
 Easter Chocolate Krispie Cakes are the perfect treat for the Easter Holidays.  Quick and easy to make and using only a few ingredients. These chocolate krispie buns/cakes are a staple at pretty much every children's party over in the UK.

Chocolate rice krispie cakes without butter, no marshmallows and no added corn syrup.  These are simple to make and to decorate, not to mention chocolate crunchy delicious!

Easter Chocolate Crispie Cakes 
Chocolate Krispie Cakes are something I had never heard of before moving over to the UK.  I first saw them in the local bake shop.  They were really posh krispie cakes, well decorated with sprinkles and edible baubles etc. 

So pretty and they used to do them for every holiday according to whatever season it was. At Christmas they would have Christmas edibles decorating them and at Easter it would be Easter edibles.
 

Easter Chocolate Krispie Cakes 
 
Cute to look at and after  a bit of investigating I discovered they were also very easy to make at home.  Using only three ingredients not counting the decorations you use.

I have actually shown you these before, but I thought a bit of an update was due, so here we go. Better photos than my original ones and hopefully much more enticing words. 

Grammy's Dinner Set 

First I wanted to talk to you about this plate I have used to serve them on.  I just love these plates.  They are a part of an original dinner set that my mother bought for her mother (my grandmother) after she got her first job and was working in Truro in 1952.

Mom would have been just 20 years old. My grandmother never had many nice things.  I just know the love that was behind this gift. My mother wanted her mother to have something pretty and not practical.  Something just for her.

Grandmother's Dinner Set 

I just love this beautiful pattern, although I could not really tell you what it is called.  It is marked on the bottom Sovereign Potteries Earthenware, along with the stamp Minto   877-47  It has gold around the edges.

I just love the colors of the pattern on it.  I love Forget Me Nots and Roses anyways, so this is really very pretty to me. Only four plates remain of the original set, and my sister is taking very good care of them.  

I was a bit afraid to use the plate in case I should scratch it or something, but whew!  Thankfully I didn't! I don't remember my mother ever using these the whole time I was growing up, and I cannot remember how she came to be in possession of them.

Easter Chocolate Krispie Cakes 

I strongly suspect that after my grandmother passed away in 1960,  and my Grandfather was set to remarry, my Aunt Freda squirreled them away lest the stepmom get her hands on them.  That is probably also how the other pieces were broken.

Its a miracle that these four plates remain. My Grandmother had left for me a juice set with a jug and drinking glasses in an opalescent peach coloured carnival glass, which my Aunt also took into safe-keeping for me, but they all got broken through use.

C'est la vie.

Easter Chocolate Krispie Cakes 
I am really enjoying re-discovering these old pieces and learning more about them.  I can only be grateful that they were never given to me for safekeeping or they would have long since been lost.  

With the number of times I have been made homeless and lost everything in my lifetime, they surely would have been lost also.  No, I have not had the best of luck in life I guess when it comes to choosing men, but that's a whole different story.

Easter Chocolate Krispie Cakes 
Back to the Krispie Cakes.  These are so simple to make and as I said use only a very few ingredients.  Two kinds of chocolate chips and Krispie Rice Cereal.  That's it!

Other than what you choose to decorate them with.  You simply melt the chocolates together and stir in the rice cereal.  Easy easy.

Easter Chocolate Krispie Cakes  
This mixture then gets spooned into paper muffin cases in a bun/muffin tin. Once you have them in your tin then you can decorate them to your hearts content.  

Today I used some candy covered chocolate eggs and cupcake sprinkles I bought from Sweetapolita, a Canadian cake decorating/baking supply company.  They sell all sorts of things. I saw an advert on IG I believe for them, followed it and then fell in love with their sprinkles.

Easter Chocolate Krispie Cakes 
I purchased a few different kinds as well as a surprise bag of who knows what. And it really was a pleasant surprise.  I was thrilled with their choices!

Everything came very nicely wrapped and they even threw in a emergency tube of sprinkles as a gift.  

I had to leave all of my sprinkles and baking things behind in the UK, so I am gradually building them up again.

Easter Chocolate Krispie Cakes 
Its fun exploring Canadian options and building things up again. Fun to me  anyways, because I am a foodie through and through and I love discovering new things.

I  also wanted to tell you about this sweet egg cup I have used as a part of my display as well. It is from my sister's shop Lost Lovelies Found on Instagram.   This piece is a sweet mid-century ceramic egg cup made in Japan in the 1950's.

Easter Chocolate Krispie Cakes 
My sister has the sweetest shop where she sells vintage collectables. She has an expert eye for these things and is a really talented curator of them, not to mention caretaker.  

I sure love my sister.  She is such a talented woman and so humble. I don't think she realizes just how very talented she is.  She is an incredible artist as well and I am not just saying that. Its true. I am always telling her she needs to start an art page.



Easter Chocolate Krispie Cakes 
Don't these sprinkles look just darling on these cakes?  Along with the little mini eggs of course. I love the bright Easter-like colours.  The yellows, greens, pinks, etc.

Easter is all about brightness and hope and the awakening earth. I think these Easter Chocolate Krispie Cakes exemplify that perfectly.

Easter Chocolate Krispie Cakes 
These are so easy to make, you may even want the children to help you put them together.  Certainly there is nothing that would harm them here, once the chocolate and the cereal are stirred together.

They could easily help you spoon the mixture into the bun cases and then decorate them with the eggs and sprinkles afterwards.

Easter Chocolate Krispie Cakes 
I absolutely love these cakes.  They remind me of one of my favourite chocolate bars, the Nestle's Crunch Bar.

Chocolates and crisp rice cereal.  Oh my, but that is an incredibly edibly delicious combination in my modest opinion.

Easter Chocolate Krispie Cakes

I bet you can't eat just one of these.  Yes, seriously, they are THAT good!  

Happy Easter Weekend!!!
 

Easter Chocolate Crispie Nests

Easter Chocolate Krispie Cakes

Yield: Makes about 15
Author: Marie Rayner
Cook time: 15 Mininactive time: 1 HourTotal time: 1 H & 15 M
These are so easy to do and look so pretty when they are finished. I had long heard of Marshmallow Crispy Squares, but never these chocolate delights! What a sheltered life I have lived! I wish I had known about these when my children were growing up. They would have loved them!

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup (50g) milk chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup (50g) dark milk chocolate chips
  • 3 cups (80g) crisp rice cereal
  • Chocolate eggs and sprinkles to decorate

Instructions

  1. Put a pot with some water in the bottom of it on the stove and bring it to a simmer. Break the chocolate up into bits and place it into a glass bowl, large enough to sit over the simmering water. Cook and stir until melted. Take care not to let the water boil. Once the chocolate is all melted and smooth, carefully remove it from the heat and stir in the rice cereal.
  2. Line a bun tin with paper liners and spoon the chocolate cereal mixture in, dividing it equally amongst each cup. Place a few easter eggs on the top of each and set them aside to cool and set up. You can put them into the fridge to do this if you are in a hurry, but it may cause your chocolate to bloom. If you are a patient sort it really doesn't take that long for them to set up out of the fridge, perhaps not much more than an hour or so.
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  1. We grew up with these - we call them Chocolate Crackles and they are an essential at any Aussie kid's birthday party. They are a fun thing to do with small children as well. I've never thought of making them themed, though. They look wonderful as an Easter treat - you really are very creative!

    How lovely that you are getting reacquainted with family treasures again - those memories are priceless.

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    1. They are a must at children's parties in the UK as well Marie! Thank you so much! I love remembering things and sharing the things I remember. This is a bit of a journal in keeping for my children as well, with the food, recipes and memories associated with them! Happy Easter! xoxo

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  2. One of my sister's makes chocolates with rice krispies to sell, well b4 covid. She has alot of different molds for each holiday that she uses.

    I have a peach carnival bowl like that, that my Mom gave me last year bc I asked for a few pieces.
    I use to go with my Dad to the auctions and he would get beautiful different colors of carnival glass for my Mom.
    So I asked for a piece of cranberry glass and a dark colored piece also for the rememberences, when I want with my Dad to all these cool places!

    I was sooo hoping to see my parents for Easter, but covid just won't quit! One of my sister's got a bad reaction to her shot, so my parents are scared to get it now!

    I baked a crown bundt cake for myself and made some fudge. Who am I kidding bc my daughter will come over mask and all, to see and take most of my yumminess! Lol

    Have a very Happy Easter Marie!xoxo
    Yay, it's suppose to be in the 60's tomorrow! I hope it's a beautiful day for you too!

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    1. I am getting so tired of Covid J, but we mustn't let it get us down. If we continue to do as we are asked we can beat it, I am sure! Life may be different for a while, but hoping we can soon gather with our family again. I admit I am a bit afraid of getting the shot. Its very difficult to get an appointment to get a shot here. They haven't been offered to my age group yet. My father has been trying for weeks to get an appointment to no avail. Scary times! Happy Easter! Hope you got the beautiful day you were looking forward to! xoxo

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  3. Hi Marie, Just made these with my daughter and they are yummy as ever. I always use your recipe for these but this updated one seems a bit off with the grams of rice krispies. I measured with the scales 240g and I had a massive mixing bowl full, so I just used the 3 cup direction instead and it was perfect.
    I only mention this to prevent any recipe fails for anyone, thankyou for all your effort in each and every recipe and hope you have a Joyful easter with your family.

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    1. You are right Faye! It should have read 80g! I have fixed it now in the recipe! Sorry about that! I don’t know how I did that! Thanks for letting my know! I am so happy you and your daughter enjoy these! Happy Easter! Xoxo

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  4. This recipe is a keeper! I'll have to remember it for my two choco-holic grands who would love them! And they're so pretty!

    I looked up your china. Replacements.com doesn't have any current pieces but if you decide to hunt for it, they can look for you. https://www.replacements.com/china-sovereign-potters-minto/c/154738

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    1. Thanks Jeanie! I will bear that in mind! These chocolate cakes are really quick and simple. I am sure the grands would really enjoy making them! xoxo

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