Flapjack Easter Nests

April 13, 2020Sew White

These Flapjack Easter Nests are so easy to make and taste delicious. They are baked in a cupcake tin and once baked turned into nests ready to decorate. The Mini Egg flapjacks are so easy to make and perfect for children to decorate. They are also brilliant for Easter party snacks and spring picnics.

easter flapjack nests decorated with mini eggs and easter eggs

While at home, my dad and I have been trying loads of different flapjack recipes. We have tried so many and we have refined them and combined them to make this recipe.

In the end this recipe is based on my recipe which I have been used for years. The condensed milk keeps them soft once cooked.

I’m not a fan of flapjacks which go rock hard after cooking. As it’s Easter and mini eggs are the only eggs available I had an idea to make the flapjacks into Easter nests. I think they worked incredibly well!

easter flapjack nests for a gluten free easter treat

For these I used a a cupcake tray for these. I greased it first and added a square of greaseproof paper to make sure they would come easily. After baking and while they were still in the pan, I used a teaspoon to push the middles down to make the nest shape. I then left to cool. To get them out of the cupcake tin once cooked, I used two spoons to pop them out. When ready to serve I added the mini eggs. They were so easy to make and looked gorgeous!

The finished golden brown Flapjack Easter Nests I think have been a highlight of my Easter weekend. The house smelled amazing as they were cooking and the family while all staying home were getting more hungry as the smell got stronger.

mini eggs in a gluten free flapjack nest

Flapjack additions – Flapjacks with a twist

There are so many things you can add to flapjacks! If you love your chocolate add chocolate chips. Love M&Ms stir them in. Fancy more a nuts and seeds flapjack then add some too.

Flapjacks are so easy to adjust and come up with multiple additions for.

At Easter I love adding mini eggs. In winter cranberries and white chocolate are my favourite.

I’ve added Biscoff spread in to the flapjacks before and even a chopped up crunchy bar to add in. Aero bubbles also work well and go very gooey.

mini egg flapjacks

Kids flapjacks

These flapjacks are so easy to make and very fun for kids to make. They will need to be supervised for when melting the ingredients on the hob though. But as it comes to making the nests they are a perfect activity for little bakers. Especially fun for the kids is decorating the nests once cooked. Someone needs the very important job of adding the mini eggs!

If you want to make them even more kid friendly then you could add some icing and sprinkles to have a creative special. Even a simple white icing drizzle with a few sprinkles to stick on could be a lot of fun.

How to make Easter flapjacks video

Once they were made and photographed, they were devoured. Always a good way to know they were enjoyed. Sadly they have nearly all disappeared now and writing this has made me so hungry!

Step by Step – How To make Easter flapjack nests

5 ingredients to make easy flapjacks.

You only need 5 ingredients to make these delicious flapjacks.

Add the button to a large saucepan.

Add in the sugar.

Pour in the condensed milk.

Add the golden syrup.

Pop on the hob on a low heat until it’s all melted and mixed together.

Stir in the oats.

Adding the Flapjack Easter Nests mix to the cupcake tin.

Add a tablespoon of mix into the cupcake tray. Bake.

Push the bottoms of the flapjacks down using a teaspoon

When they are hot out of the oven use a teaspoon to push the middle of the nests down. Leave to cool.

Easter flapjack nests filled with mini eggs for Easter picnics

When they are cool top with mini eggs.

Trouble shooting – how to get the Flapjack Easter nests out of the cupcake tin

If you use a non stick cake tin the flapjacks shouldn’t stick. However if you are worried about it you can also reduce the risk by adding a layer of greaseproof paper in each cupcake hole. Or even use cupcake wrappers.

flapjacks in a cupcake tin to make Easter nests
easter flapjack nests out of the oven and on greaseproof paper ready to be decorated

The non stick cake pan will allow the flapjack to cook and while still warm you can use a spoon to loosen them slightly. When they are cool they will also pop out really easily.

I would recommend leaving them in the cupcake pan to cool as it will help keep the shape. The spoon trick as they are cooling to loosen the flapjack nest really makes all the difference.

Gluten free Flapjack Easter Nests

The great thing about this recipe is that without trying this makes gluten free flapjacks. It is a great bake to be able to serve for friends who need to be gluten free but love sweet treats and Easter bakes.

When you make this easy flapjacks recipe check the oats you buy are gluten free as some have been prepared in factories where gluten is present.

Gold brown soft flapjack recipe  with pastel Easter chocolate eggs

Best flapjack recipe soft

I might be biased but I really believe this is the best flapjack recipe soft results. I love a soft flapjack and this recipe really produces great results.

The edges can be a little crisp but the inside is super soft. Even after a few days the flapjacks will be still be soft and beautifully easy to eat.

If you want the outside to be soft too, cover with silver baking foil so it cooks but doesn’t catch on the top.

Close up of the easter flapjack nests filled with Easter eggs

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Flapjack Easter Nests

Sisley White
These Flapjack Easter Nests are so easy to make and taste delicious. They are baked in a cupcake tin and once baked turned into nests ready to decorate.
5 from 18 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Bakes, Sweet Treats
Cuisine British, English
Servings 12 nests
Calories 270 kcal

Equipment

  • 12 hole cupcake tin / fairy cake tin
  • saucepan
  • Teaspoon
  • Wooden spoon

Ingredients
 
 

  • 125 g condensed milk
  • 125 g golden caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 150 g unsalted butter
  • 300 g Gluten Free oats don’t use instant porridge oats

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 160ºC and grease a 12 hole cupcake tin with a little butter and a piece of greaseproof paper on the bottom. It helps getting them out easily.
  • Add the butter, sugar, condensed milk and golden syrup to a saucepan. On a low heat melt together and keep stirring until all combined.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the oats.
  • Add a heaped tablespoon of the mix to each of the cupcake tin holes.
  • Cook for about 12-15 minutes until light golden brown.
  • When you take them out of the oven use a teaspoon and push the centre of the flapjack down to make the nest.
  • While they are still be warm, use a spoon to lightly push the flapjacks away from the sides of the cake tin. Be careful, the tin and flapjacks will be hot. This will make sure they are easy to get out when cooler.
  • Once cool they should be crisp and easy to get out of the cupcake tin.
  • Top with mini eggs or chocolate Easter eggs and enjoy these egg-citing sweet treats.

Nutrition

Calories: 270kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 4gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 16mgPotassium: 132mgFiber: 3gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 340IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 1mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Keyword Easter egg flapjacks, Easter flapjacks, Easter flapjacks with mini eggs, Flapjack Easter Nests, mini egg flapjacks
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35 Comments

  • Dannii

    April 13, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    5 stars
    That is such a fun way to do flapjacks. My kids would love that.

    1. Sew White

      April 13, 2020 at 3:45 pm

      Great for us big kids too!

  • Samuel

    April 13, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    5 stars
    What a fun recipie to try at home!

    1. Sew White

      April 13, 2020 at 5:09 pm

      Fun to make and to eat.

  • Lisa Lotts

    April 13, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    5 stars
    This is such a festive holiday dessert recipe and I know the kids would go wild for it. Great technique for forming the “nests” too!

    1. Sew White

      April 13, 2020 at 5:11 pm

      Thank you so much. I love making and baking. It keeps me sane

  • Michelle

    April 13, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    5 stars
    This is such a great idea! We’ve been making flapjacks a lot lately so this will be a great way to change it up a bit and use up all those mini Easter eggs! 😉

    1. Sew White

      April 13, 2020 at 5:13 pm

      Yay let me know how you get on x

    2. Andrea Metlika

      April 13, 2020 at 5:56 pm

      5 stars
      These are adorable and sound scrumptious! Sorry they were devoured before you could get some.

      1. Sew White

        April 13, 2020 at 6:23 pm

        Haha Love it! I can see why!

  • Cookilicious

    April 13, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    5 stars
    OMG these are so cute.. I would love to try this out

    1. Sew White

      April 13, 2020 at 6:24 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy them.

  • Rebecca Reading

    April 24, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    5 stars
    Just found a forgotten bag of mini eggs in the cupboard so guess I’m going to have to make these again, life is so hard 😉

    1. Sew White

      April 25, 2020 at 10:25 am

      What a great problem to have – a bag of mini eggs to use up!

  • Choclette

    March 16, 2021 at 3:59 pm

    5 stars
    Love this idea. I made a load of flapjacks just the other day and now I wish I’d seen this first. I’m suddenly getting excited about Easter bakes. There’s just so much deliciousness out there.

  • Sara Welch

    March 30, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    5 stars
    What a fun and tasty treat for Easter! Definitely going to give these a try; looks too good to pass up!

    1. Sew White

      March 30, 2021 at 10:49 pm

      I hope you enjoy them <3

  • Irina

    March 30, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    5 stars
    I have found your recipe for Easter nests in time! They look so cute and delicious. More, they will be fun to make with my nieces!

    1. Sew White

      April 1, 2021 at 1:25 pm

      I hope you enjoy making it <3

  • Yixin

    March 31, 2021 at 12:14 am

    5 stars
    I’m searching for an Easter recipe, and my daughter decided to go with this one. These nests look so cute, and they’ll be great for our Easter party!

    1. Sew White

      April 1, 2021 at 1:25 pm

      Many thanks to your daughter. I really hope she enjoys creating them for Easter

  • Tara

    March 31, 2021 at 1:48 am

    5 stars
    What a fun treat for Easter and Springtime! My kids would absolutely love these flapjacks, especially with the little eggs on top.

    1. Sew White

      April 1, 2021 at 1:27 pm

      Thank you Tara, for Decorating them is so much fun.

  • Alison

    March 31, 2021 at 2:34 am

    5 stars
    These are so cute, and easy and fun to make with the kids!

    1. Sew White

      April 1, 2021 at 1:28 pm

      Thank you so much Alison, I glad you and your kids enjoyed the recipe.

  • Jacqui – Only Crumbs Remain:Recipes Made Easy

    April 1, 2021 at 9:44 am

    5 stars
    What a fun way to serve flapjacks at Easter. And you get mini eggs as well. Count me in!

    1. Sew White

      April 1, 2021 at 1:30 pm

      Add mini eggs and you have me sold!

  • Kat (The Baking Explorer)

    April 2, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    5 stars
    Ah they’re so cute! I love an Easter nest!

    1. Sew White

      April 6, 2021 at 4:42 pm

      Thank you Kat x

  • Cat | Curly’s Cooking

    April 3, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    5 stars
    What a great idea! You can never go wrong with flapjacks and Mini Eggs make everything better!

    1. Sew White

      April 6, 2021 at 4:42 pm

      I couldn’t agree more. Give me all the mini eggs.

  • Chloe Edges

    April 4, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    5 stars
    Love the idea of these – something different to cornflake cakes!

    1. Sew White

      April 6, 2021 at 4:43 pm

      Imagine combining them to create the ultimate Easter treat.

  • Rebecca Smith

    April 5, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    5 stars
    What a wonderfully different idea to normal Easter Egg Nest recipes. I love flapjacks…I’m actually eating one with a cuppa whilst browsing recipes – true story! I shall certainly be saving this recipe for the future.

    1. Sew White

      April 6, 2021 at 4:43 pm

      I’m so glad to hear it. I really hope you like them x

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