I love a bit of baking and with the extra time I have with my kids, we decided to make some no-bake chocolate easter nests. They are really simple to make, you will most likely have the ingredients in your kitchen are easily substituted if not. Best part is there is no need to turn the oven on. They are the perfect Easter treats and simple enough for the kids to get involved. So here is how we made ours.
If you’re like me and you rarely stick to a recipe then it really is fine. The first time I made the chocolate nests I guessed the amount of rice crispies to chocolate ratio and they turned out just as edible. If you have a rough estimate of the amount for each then it will be good to eat.
You can substitute rice crispies for coconut flakes, crushed shredded wheats or cornflakes. We tried the coconut flakes for a different variation and they went down a treat with the kids.
- 200g milk chocolate, broken into pieces
- 85g rice crispies
- 2 x 100g bags mini chocolate eggs
- cupcake cases
- Melt the chocolate in a small bowl placed over a pan of barely simmering water. Pour the chocolate over the rice crispies and stir well to combine. For an even speedier make you could melt the chocolate in the microwave, just full blast for 30 seconds intervals and mix well in between.
- Spoon the chocolate crispies into 12 cupcake cases and press the back of a teaspoon in the centre to create a nest shape. Place 3 mini chocolate eggs on top of each nest. Chill the nests in the fridge for 2 hrs until set.
They don’t last for long in our house and are perfect for a special treat in between meals. What are you baking for your loved ones for Easter? I would love to see all your easter nests on my Facebook page. What other things do you and your family love doing around Easter?