A few weeks ago my boss, Emma, from PlayPennies sent Ameli a little gift that ticks two boxes for her: books and cooking. Yes, she sent her the Usborne First Picture Cookbook. It’s a cardboard book with seven simple child friendly recipes. It’s a gorgeous book, beautifully illustrated, full of atrociously bad for you, but incredibly good recipes.

We set about making what we could with what we had in the house straight away, and here’s our first go at what turned out to be absolutely delicious Chocolate Crispies.

I’m sure when I’ve made similar in the past they didn’t have syrup in them, and I think that added a real yum to the crispies. I may bravely confess that Martin and I ate a lot more of these than Ameli did. Which is probably a good thing. For her.

So, here we have:

  • 225g Plain Chocolate (we used dark)
  • 50g Butter
  • 2 tbs Golden Syrup
  • 100g Corn Flakes 

Instructions, rephrased:

  1. Put ten paper cases into the holes in a baking tray (we used large cupcake cups, and still came out with 18 large cakes.)
  2. Break the chocolate into pieces and put them into a large pan.
  3. Add the butter and syrup to the pan.
  4. Heat the mixture in the pan very gently until all the butter and chocolate have melted.
  5. Turn off the heat. Then, stir in the corn flakes until they are coated in chocolate.
  6. Spoon the  mixtures into the paper cases. Then, leave them in a fridge for an hour to set
They also recommend that you store the crispies in an airtight container and eat within three days. I’ll share a few more of the recipes in the next few weeks.
Categories: Motherhood

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