Recipe: Cooking with Kids – Chocolate Easter Nests!

I realise this post is a tiny bit late to the party but I’ve only just got back from France and so today was the only time I’ve had to get to write this post up….even though all these yummy nests have now been eaten!

One of my strongest memories of easter as a child is making easter nests – I remember it being something that I could do almost by myself from a very young age, rather than having to do the mixing and then ask my mum to do anything with knives or an oven – I remember feeling really independent and a real sense of pride eating something yummy that I had made by myself!

Anyway, easter holidays are now upon us and I know several mums out there who might be looking for something fun to cook with their kids – letting the kids take the lead and helping out when requested, rather than letting the kids lick the bowl but really doing it all themselves!

These easter nests are so so easy to make, and take so little time that they are just a perfect thing to do with little ones!

So, here we go!

What You Need: 
(I haven’t put amounts – consistency and quantity is down to your personal preference!)

Cupcake cases
Chocolate of your choice (you will need more than you expect…)
cereal – I used shredded wheat because it looks more “nesty” but you could also use corn flakes or rice crispies.
Mini Eggs to decorate

How To Do It:

1. Melt the Chocolate in a bowl (just do it in the microwave, none of this faffing around with pans and hot water!)

2. Mix in the cereal until it is all covered by the chocolate but not too runny (for a looser nest, easier to bite into add a couple of spoons of golden syrup).

3. Spoon the mix into the cupcake cases.

4. Decorate with mini eggs and put in the fridge for at least two hours. (Store at room temperature one set)

Enjoy!!! 🙂 and Happy Easter! xx

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