Easy Peasy Mini Easter Nests

25 Mar 2018

Easter is quickly approaching now and if you feel like you haven't got the time to prepare or bake anything extravagant, then why not make a batch of these adorable little nests? Each one is topped off with three chocolate eggs in pastel colours to add to the Easter vibe and make them super delicious. These will be loved by children and adults alike, and require next to no effort at all, so give them a go! There's no oven involved, so even the most inexperienced of bakers could make these.

Easter nests were something that we always made at this time of the year when I was younger, but now that I'm older, everyone has sort of lost interest in them. I can't understand why because as soon as some are plated up, they're eaten in a flash. These were also something that I used to make a lot with my grandma, so re-making them in my own kitchen made me feel all nostalgic and fuzzy.

Something that I particularly love about these is that you don't need any expensive ingredients to produce tasty little treats. I used ASDA's own milk chocolate, a bag of Cadbury's Mini Eggs (but ASDA also had their own version) and plain shredded wheat, and it came to less than £5, so you won't need to break the bank to whip these guys up. Of course, if you wanted to use more high quality ingredients, you totally can, but as a student, basic was the way to go and the nests I made were still scrumptious!

You will need:
300g milk chocolate
A box of shredded wheat
Chocolate mini eggs
Cupcake cases
  1. Line a cupcake tin with cases and set to one side.
  2. Break your chocolate up into squares and place into a heatproof bowl. Set this over a pan of barely simmering water and stir until melted. Remove from the heat. You can also melt the chocolate in the microwave, being sure to check and stir it every 10 seconds or so to prevent burning.
  3. Break up 3-5 shredded wheat bars into the chocolate and stir until thoroughly coated. I gave mine a quick blast in the microwave between stirs to make sure that the chocolate stayed melted enough to cover all the shredded wheat.
  4. Add a tablespoon of chocolate wheat mixture into each cupcake cases and push down with the spoon to form a well in the centre of each one.
  5. Pop 3 mini eggs in the wells of each nest, then put them into the fridge to set for an hour.
  6. Once they've set, take each one out of the cupcake case and arrange on a plate to serve.
That's all there is to it! I feel like this is my shortest baking-related post ever, but they're just so simple to do that there's not much more to say. Of course, this recipe is really basic, so it can be jazzed up however you like - maybe you could drizzle a bit of white chocolate over the top or add some cute pastel sprinkles for an even more spring-like look.

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