Easter nests
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Easter nests

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(7 ratings)

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Cooking time

Plus 2 hours setting time (or less if refridgerated)

Servings

Serves 1 - 30 Pieces

With just three ingredients, these chocolate treats are quick and easy to make - even for children

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Ingredients

  • 1 normal-size box of Shredded Wheat (16 large biscuits or 500g bitesize biscuits)
  • 400g milk chocolate, supermarket own-brand is fine
  • 2 100g bags of Mini Eggs
  • Bun cases

Method

    1. Crush the Shredded Wheat biscuits into a bowl using your hands or a food mixer
    2. Break the chocolate into pieces and melt in a microwave on a low heat, stirring every 30 seconds
    3. Pour the melted chocolate into the bowl and mix with the crushed Shredded Wheat
    4. When mixed and all the Shredded Wheat is covered with chocolate, spoon the mixture into bun cases and press down in the middle of each to create a place for the eggs
    5. Press two or three Mini Eggs into each nest
    6. Leave to set for at least 2 hours (or less if refrigerated)

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lizjames's picture

Used 150 g digestive biscuits, 200g chocolate and 100g bag of mini eggs, plus 4 to make 12. Worked fine..

piggycook's picture
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Made these with my son as it's the Easter holidays. Super easy - no cook and very little mess! We used All bran as it makes a really great looking nest and is pretty healthy too!

goldglitter's picture

Me and my 2 year old made these today for Easter and they are fabulous and very popular with our family! The only thing worth noting ( and we followed the recipe/ ingredients exactly) the mixture made 45 cakes in normal sized cases which was more than we expected just bare in mind if you are planning to make less perhaps half the shredded wheat: chocolate amounts! 10/10 :-)

amhdonahue's picture

I helped my son at his pre school make some put they put golden syrup in so we made some at home and they didn't work as chocolate went hard.before we added the shredded wheat

chriseastgate's picture

We had to use 500g of chocolate

shannond's picture

I made these in my food lesson at school. They were relatively easy to make, but took around 30-45 mins to make! There was not enough chocolate for 500g of mini shredded wheat. I even borrowed some from someone and they still didn't set properly. Also, I do not think that 30 are needed, possibly 15-20 nests would have been better.

declan's picture
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made these nests with my grandchildren and they had a great time

elainegrantham's picture
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my 6year old daughter made these, we also substituted shredded wheat with all bran. they looked great. Utterly foolproof kids baking.

gillyinfrance's picture
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Try it with all-bran, which looks quite realistic for your "nest".
Either way, dead easy - even with a mixed class of 4-to 11-year-olds.

hungryjenny's picture

I made this with my daughter and they are definitely easy for little kids to make. Foolproof. As my daughter is a bit of a fool.

annawestaway's picture
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Made loads of these and took them into work, they were so quick and easy and I had to make a new batch the next day because they were all gone!

simon's picture
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I can vouch for the excellence of these. Nom.

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