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healthier chocolate rice krispie nests

Healthier chocolate rice krispie nests

A quick and easy recipe for healthier chocolate rice krispie nests without golden syrup. A fun recipe to make with the kids for Easter or at any time of year. Gluten free and can easily be dairy free and vegan.
Course Snack
Cuisine International
Keyword rice krispie nests
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Chilling time 30 minutes
Servings 15
Author Mandy Mazliah


  • 200 g dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tbsp butter or dairy free spread
  • 75 g puffed brown rice
  • 50 g raisins and cranberries or other dried fruits
  • 1 tbsp hemp hearts optional


  1. Place 15 fairy cake cases on a board or plate.
  2. Melt the dark chocolate in a bain marie (in a heatproof bowl over a pan of boiling water) or in the microwave.
  3. When it's almost melted add the maple syrup and butter and continue heating until combined. Try not to stir too much.
  4. Remove from the heat and stir in the puffed rice, dried fruit and hemp hearts if using. Mix until everything is coated with chocolate.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the fairy cake cases, pressing down with the back of a teaspoon.
  6. If you are making these into nests make a well in the centre and push the rice mixture to the sides.
  7. Allow to set in the fridge for 30 minutes
  8. Decorate with chocolate eggs, marshmallows or chicks as you wish.
  9. Store in the fridge.
  10. Enjoy!