Easter Nests {Recipe}

eater nests by picnics in the rain

Easter nests are great fun to make and simple enough for little ones to help with too. I can’t remember an Easter of my childhood when we didn’t make Easter nests to be honest!

eater nests by picnics in the rain

Easter nests in our house are basically chocolate cornflake cakes with a twist, you don’t use cornflakes, you use shredded wheat. The shredded wheat makes the cakes look more nest-like, resembling twigs!

Easter Nests
Yields 18
Delightfully simple chocolate crispy cakes made with shredded wheat and filled with mini eggs.
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  1. 200g dark chocolate
  2. 15g butter
  3. 2 tbsps golden syrup
  4. 8 shredded wheat
  5. Packet of cadbury's mini eggs
  1. Melt the chocolate together with the butter and syrup in a large bowl over a pan of simmering water.
  2. Whilst the chocolate is melting crush the shredded wheat in their packets using yours hands.
  3. Set out paper cases in your cake tins.
  4. Once the chocolate and butter are melted remove the pan from the heat and stir in the crushed shredded wheat.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases, pressing firmly and making a small dip in the centre, like a nest.
  6. Place 2 or 3 mini eggs in each nest and leave to set.
Picnics in the Rain http://www.picnicsintherain.co.uk/

eater nests by picnics in the rainHappy Easter!

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