Easter is traditionally a time for celebrating new life, often symbolised by chocolate or decorated eggs. This easy recipe is a great way to get the kids in the kitchen and into the Easter spirit!
Young children will be able to help make this no-bake treat, and older children will be able to complete it independently. It’s a great way to keep kids entertained at home over the Easter holidays, and only requires a few simple ingredients from the supermarket. The bran really makes them look like a realistic bird’s nest, and the Cadbury speckled mini-eggs add to the effect. When it’s ready to eat, the nests are delicious served with a cup of tea or a tall glass of cold milk.
Ingredients needed to make chocolate Easter nests
1 block of chocolate
3 cups of bran or shredded wheat cereal
jelly beans or mini chocolate eggs to fill the nest
Materials needed to make chocolate Easter nests
Large mixing bowl
Microwave-proof mixing bowl
Spatula or wooden spoon
Method to make chocolate Easter nests
Pour approximately 3 cups of bran cereal into a large mixing bowl.
Melt the block of chocolate in a bowl in the microwave using 50% power to ensure the chocolate melts smoothly and stirring every 30 seconds.
Pour the melted chocolate into the bowl of bran and mix well with a spatula.
Place tin foil into muffin tray to make it easier to remove the nests when they’re set. There’s no need to cut individual circles of foil, just use one sheet and make a depression in the foil for each of the 12 muffin holes.
Spoon the mixture into each muffin depression, and shape into a nest using a spoon.
Allow to set in the fridge for an hour.
Once set, remove the nests from the muffin tray and decorate with the mini chocolate eggs or jelly beans.
This recipe makes approximately 10 – 12 nests.