How to Make Chocolate Easter Nests
This is a very simple and easy to follow recipe on how to make chocolate Easter nests that the kids can help you to make.
There is no cooking involved apart from the melting of the chocolate which an adult is better off doing for safety.
The end result will be loved by kids and adults alike, and can be used to Easter parties or just for fun at Easter time.
Easter nests look like birds nests, and you can add chocolate eggs and miniature chicks to set it off.
It is cheap to make as you can buy the chicks for very little money in your local shops at Easter time, but if you are unable to source them, you can do without (or making your own icing chicks if you are clever in the kitchen).
You can use edible or decorative Easter chicks.
Easter was traditionally a pagan festival celebrating the coming of the new spring, with new growth on the trees and the birth of new birds and animals.
Eggs symbolise fertility and spring, and everyone hoped the new growing season would result in plentiful crops to see them through the following winter.
To make chocolate nests, you will need:
- 1 box of shredded wheat or similar (that can be broken up to resemble twigs)
- 1 large bar of a good quality eating chocolate
- 1 bag of small, egg-shaped chocolate eggs
- 1 packet of miniature chicks
- 1 large bowl to mix
- 1 packet of cupcake paper cases
- spoons for spooning the mixture into the paper cases
- 1 pan of boiling water
- 1 small bowl
- Take about a quarter of the box of shredded wheat and place in large bowl.
- Get the kids busy breaking them up into small pieces until all the grains are separated.
- Melt the chocolate in a small bowl over a pan of boiling water.
- Add melted chocolate to the mixture.
- Stir well until all the grains are covered in chocolate.
- With a spoon, spoon the mixture into the paper cases, and press down in the centre to make a well.
- Add one or two chocolate eggs to the nest.
- Add a chick.
- Place on tray and leave to cool.