Easy chocolate Easter nests with mini-eggs

Chocolate Easter nests with eggs

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 to make chocolate Easter nest recipe

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 to make chocolate Easter nest recipe

Materials needed to make chocolate Easter nests

Large mixing bowl

Microwave-proof mixing bowl

Spatula or wooden spoon

Muffin tray

Tin foil

pouring melted chocolate into bowl of bran cereal

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.

three chocolate Easter nests with mini eggs on a plate

For more Easter recipes you can make at home with the family, check out our Easter Bunny marshmallow pops or these bunny milk arrowroot biscuits.

 

About the Author
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Cath Johnsen
Cath loves to explore Brisbane with her husband, three kids and two four-legged family members. She is a regular contributor to Brisbane Kids, and loves the outdoors, reading, travelling, and of course, writing. You can see more of her work at www.cathjohnsen.com.au.

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