This cinnamon coconut chocolate crunch traybake is a real crowd pleaser. It’s ideal for parties where both children and adults will love it. It has less sugar than similar bakes, but its nutty crunchiness will have you coming back for more. It’s quick and easy to make; the hardest part is waiting for the chocolate crunch to cool and set.
Well Easter just wouldn’t be right without a little bit of baking. Oh and chocolate of course. Stork have come up with a fun bake to be enjoyed by friends and family over the Easter weekend. They reckon these Easter Nest Cupcakes would make a nice alternative to all those chocolate Easter eggs that abound at this time of the year. But why not have both I say.
When I first saw the Caked Crusaders post for Syrup Crunch Biscuits, I was keen to make these most tempting sounding treats. I was planning on baking some to take away with us on holiday, but I stupidly didn’t bookmark the post and then couldn’t remember where I’d seen it. I’d even bought cornflakes specially, not something we normally have in the house; I had to fend off CT, who is rather partial to a bowl of them. As it happened the apple cake we took with us was plenty, so it’s just as well I didn’t find the recipe. Thankfully Baking Addict had also decided she liked the look of these biscuits and thus reminded me where I’d first seen them.
These crispy crackolates are really just no-bake cornflake cakes and they make ideal kid’s fare. They’re super simple to make and you can easily form them into Easter nests, if desired. The recipe is also really easy to remember as there are only five ingredients and they all weigh equal amounts.
It was film night at a friends house a week or three ago and I needed something to take for us all to munch on – something that was easily portable and could be made the day before. The first book I took off the shelf to get inspiration was Bake by Rachel Allen. About three pages in, I saw the recipe for these bars – perfect, no more hunting needed. I recollected having seen them recently on another blog, but couldn’t remember whose they were, I do remember they had a good report though. Apart from the chocolate topping, I mostly followed the original recipe.
- Bashed 3oz cornflakes up in a bowl until they were large crumbs.
- Added 5oz desiccated coconut and a pinch of salt then stirred until well mixed.
- Creamed 8oz unsalted butter with 5oz caster sugar until soft and fluffy.
- Mixed in the cornflakes and coconut.
- Finally added 5oz flour (1/2 wholemeal & half white), 1 tsp baking powder and 1oz cocoa.
- Incorporated this as best I could – it wasn’t very easy.
- Tipped contents out into a 9″ square silicone thingie and pressed the mixture down with the back of a spoon until it was firm and level.
- Baked at 180C for 20 mins.
- Left to cool.
- Melted 6oz 35% milk chocolate (Green & Black’s) in a bowl over hot water.
- Stirred in 1oz unsalted butter.
- Spread this over the base and left to cool.
- Cut into 16 squares.