Chocolate Easter nests – and return of the chicks!

Thanks to WordPress putting my Easter Chick cupcakes on Freshly Pressed on Thursday, my blog has had insane amounts of views and the most comments I’ve ever had – thank you WordPress!

The marzipan chicks that topped the cupcakes have proved to be rather popular, so I’m pleased that they get to feature in this post as well!

These Easter Nests are the simplest ever treat to make, perfect if you’re looking for something that children can help to make or if you’re just a big fan of mini eggs…

I used an Annabel Karmel recipe for these, but really all you need is shredded wheat, chocolate and mini eggs and I’m sure they’d turn out great!

Chocolate Easter nests (recipe from Annabel Karmel)

Makes 8

  • 5 shredded wheat
  • 75g milk chocolate
  • 75g dark chocolate
  • 3tbsp golden syrup
  • 50g butter
  • 1x 100g bag mini eggs

Use your fingers to break up the shredded wheat in a bowl – it takes a bit of time but you don’t want there to be any non-chocolatey lumps. Place the chocolate, butter and golden syrup in a saucepan and heat over a low temperature, stirring until smooth. Pour over the shredded wheat and stir in until all the shredded wheat has been coated in the chocolate mixture.

Line a cupcake tin with 8 paper cases, then divide the mixture between them. Press down and up the sides a little, so it forms a bowl shape. Place 3 mini eggs in the middle of each and leave in the fridge to set for a couple of hours.

If you want to top with cute marzipan chicks, the how-to is here!

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