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This ever popular Easter treat is a big hit in our house. This recipe make a softer nest. By adding golden syrup and it gives a chewy quality rather than the solid hardness of those recipes that just use chocolate. We used these pretty silicone cases as they are so bright and cheery, re-usable and easy to unwrap.  Of course if you haven’t got these the paper cupcake cases are fine. You can buy similar silicon cases for under £5 on Amazon here.

chocolate easter nests

I did find this recipe tricky to do with our 2 year olds as they wanted to eat the chocolate before it was melted (who can blame them) and the chocolate was too hot for them to stir when it as melted making it quite frustrating for them but they enjoyed crushing the wheat biscuits up and mixing with their hands. Our 5 year old was fine with all of the process and of course the whole family enjoyed eating them.

Ingredients
170g  of wheat biscuits (we used shredded wheat)
280g of chocolate
50g butter
3 tablespoons of golden syrup
Miniature chocolate eggs
 
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  1. In a bowl break up the shredded wheat until they are fine. Be careful as they are quite sharp for little fingers
  2. Now break the chocolate into cubes and place in a microwaveable bowl. Pop it into the microwave and melt for about 2 minutes.
  3. Carefully bring the hot chocolate out. It wont be completely melted but the bowl should be warm enough that if you keep stirring it will start to melt down. If not pop it in for another 30 seconds and stir again.
  4. Once chocolate has melted stir in the butter.
  5. Once the butter has melted into the chocolate now you can add the golden syrup.
  6. Now stir in the wheat biscuits. They take a bit of stirring or you could all get your hands in to mix it. Checking first that the chocolate isn’t too hot.
  7. Now fill up the cupcake cases either by hand or using two teaspoons. Once full push the back of your spoon into the middle or you thumb to make a little dent for the eggs to sit in.
  8. Pop in the fridge to chill. 
  9. Once hardened pop a few little eggs on top.  Then admire their simple nostalgic prettiness before they all disappear.

Thanks for reading.

Clare x

 

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