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.

While stuck at home, my dad and I have been trying loads of different flapjack recipes. In the end I went back to 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!

Flapjacks made to look like Easter Nests and topped with mini eggs. Flapjack Easter Nests

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!

Flapjack Easter Nests topped with mini eggs chocolate easter eggs
Easy Easter treats to make at home using mini eggs. Flapjack Easter Nests

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.

Flapjack additions

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. Aero bubbles also work well and go very gooey.

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 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!

To make Easter flapjack nests

5 ingredients to make easy flapjacks.
You only need 5 ingredients to make these delicious flapjacks.
1) Add the button to a large saucepan.
2) Add in the sugar.
3) Add 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.
Flapjack Easter Nests being studded with mini eggs.
When they are cool top with mini eggs.

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5 from 7 votes

Flapjack Easter Nests

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.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Bakes, Sweet Treats
Cuisine: British, English
Keyword: Easter flapjacks, Flapjack Easter Nests
Servings: 12 nests
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Sisley White

Equipment

  • 12 hole cupcake tin / fairy cake tin
  • saucepan

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 tablespon 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 and enjoy these egg-citing sweet treats.
Easy Flapjack Easter Nests recipe

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14 Comments

  • Dannii

    April 13, 2020 at 3:42 pm

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

    1. Sew White

      April 13, 2020 at 3:45 pm

      Great for us big kids too!

  • Samuel

    April 13, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    What a fun recipie to try at home!5 stars

    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

    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!5 stars

    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

    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! 😉5 stars

    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

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

      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

    OMG these are so cute.. I would love to try this out5 stars

    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

    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 😉5 stars

    1. Sew White

      April 25, 2020 at 10:25 am

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

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