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Healthier chocolate rice krispie nests

Mandy Mazliah
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.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Chilling time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine International
Servings 15
Calories 118 kcal


  • 200 g dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or agave syrup or honey (if not vegan)
  • 2 tablespoons butter or dairy free spread
  • 75 g puffed brown rice*
  • 50 g raisins or cranberries or other dried fruits


  • Place 15 fairy cake cases on a board or plate.
  • Melt 200g dark chocolate in a bain marie* or in the microwave.
  • When it's almost melted add 2 tablespoons maple syrup and 2 tablespoons butter or dairy free alternative and continue heating until combined. Try not to stir too much.
  • Carefully remove from the heat and stir in 75g puffed rice and 50g dried fruit. Mix until everything is coated with chocolate.
  • Spoon the mixture into the fairy cake cases, pressing down with the back of a teaspoon.
  • If you are making these into nests make a well in the centre and push the rice mixture to the sides.
  • Allow to set in the fridge for 30 minutes
  • Decorate with chocolate eggs, marshmallows or chicks as you wish.
  • Store in the fridge.
  • Enjoy!


  1. Puffed brown rice is available from large supermarkets, whole food stores or online.
  2. To melt your chocolate break it up and place in a heatproof bowl. Place over a saucepan filled with about 4cm boiling water. Heat until the chocolate is melted. You can also melt chocolate in the microwave. Read more about melting chocolate.
  3. Nutritional information is approximate and is intended as a guide only


Calories: 118kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 6mgPotassium: 137mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 9IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 3mg
Keyword rice krispie nests
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