Chocolate Easter Nests

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You want a stupidly simple Easter recipe with high reward? Make these. All this really is an assembly job and can be done within the hour. Melt, crumble, mix and finish with ready made decorations in the form of Cadbury mini eggs and chocolate eggs. Job well done.

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You can go in with the decorations or keep it quite plain and simple. Really any Easter egg paraphernalia will suffice and here I chose to use mini eggs, Caramelo eggs and Creme eggs. I also chose pastel cupcake liners with an adorable spot print to keep with the Spring/Easter theme, which is ironic as we’re heading well into Autumn here in Australia.

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In regards to the chocolate you can go as sophisticated or trashy as you like. I chose trashy and used straight milk chocolate but you could use all dark or a mixture of both. Indeed, these can be fancied up for an adult’s tastebuds or an Easter celebration by using both dark chocolate for the nests and higher end dark chocolate eggs for decorations. But I feel these milk chocolate ones have the greatest appeal to small children…like myself.

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Ingredients

200g milk chocolate

3 Shredded Wheat biscuits

Mixture of chocolate Easter eggs of your choosing

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Method

Break the chocolate up and place in a microwave-proof bowl. Heat in 30 second intervals, mixing in between, until the chocolate is all melted.

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Once the chocolate is melted into a delightful pool of warm brown, crumble in the shredded wheat and mix until combined. Don’t crush the wheat too much as you want some larger strands to represent the “branches” for the nest.

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Line a cupcake tin with your chosen liners and dollop roughly one tablespoons worth of mixture into them. Create a small divot into the centre of each “nest” where you can place your eggs.

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Next, simply  go to town with your chosen decorations.

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Set in the fridge for 1 hour and serve. These are ridiculously easy to make and look quite impressive. These would be great for any upcoming Easter celebrations or to take to your workplace for you colleagues to enjoy or your kid’s lunchbox during this Easter season.

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Happy “baking”!

Yak x

 

 

 

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