Chocolate Easter Nests – chewy nostalgic yumminess

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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.

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
 
How to make chocolate easter nests with children
 
  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.  Bright silicon moulds with chocolate nests
  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

 

Comments

  1. Catherine says

    These look delicious. I’ve never tried with shredded wheat. They look much more nesty than the cornflake ones I’ve done in the past. Will definitely try over the Easter hols.

    • Clare says

      Oh yes the shredded wheat is the key to their nest like quality. I think you’ll love them. If you can take a photo of you and little one making them. I’d love to see it. I hope you enjoy your Easter hols. Clare x

  2. Emily Beale says

    Shredded wheat is the best. Is it the only thing it’s good for? It doesn’t taste quite so card-board like when covered in chocolate! Maybe I’ve just happened upon the key to getting my kids to eat vegetables?

    • Clare says

      Emily, I agree Shredded wheat is not my favourite cereal but tastes so good like this. Thank for commenting. Clare x

    • Clare says

      Karen, So, so yummy. I like these more than the cornflake or rice krispie versions. Clare x

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