Chocolate nests are a staple recipe for Easter time, and something I’m sure everyone can remember making (or eating!) when they were little. I remember first making chocolate nests when I was about six, with my mum and sister, and trying my best to eat all the mini eggs before they could make it as far as the actual nests! So when I was thinking about what Easter presents I could make for my friends this year, I decided to go for a new take on this classic, and make giant chocolate nests, with lots of eggs inside, and a little sparkle of glitter.
You can use whatever chocolate you want for these nests, I went for a mix of milk and dark, but anything would work, even chocolate orange. Make sure you crush your shredded wheat quite finely, as you want it to all get evenly coated in the chocolate mixture. They make perfect presents, simply wrap in tissue paper or cellophane and tie with an Eastery ribbon and you’re done!
Chocolate Easter nests
- 100g milk chocolate, roughly chopped
- 100g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
- 50g butter
- 1 tbsp. golden syrup
- 100g shredded wheat, crushed
- 50g milk chocolate
- Assorted mini eggs – I went for Smarties eggs, milky bar eggs and Galaxy golden eggs
- Edible glitter
4 large ramekins, saucers, or paper ice-cream cups, lined with a muffin case.
- Put the chocolate, butter and golden syrup into a large bowl over a pan of boiling water, and heat until it is all melted.
- Stir in the shredded wheat and mix until completely combined.
- Spoon 1/4 of the mixture into each muffin case, and spread out evenly so you have a nest shape, then leave to set in the fridge for 1 hour.
- When the nests are set, melt the remaining milk chocolate, then use it to stick your mini eggs into their nests – go wild, don’t just limit yourself to three eggs per nest!
- Finally sprinkle with a little edible glitter, then wrap in tissue paper or cellophane.