George Banco’s Guide To Making Easter Nests – Our Favourite!
This year Easter Sunday falls on the 27th of March, so we’ve decided to share our favourite recipe for an all-time classic Easter treat. Whether you’re spending the day with friends or family, these are easy to make and affordable delicacies guaranteed to spread the cheer.
Easter Nests are delicious shredded wheat nests infused with chocolate with some chocolate eggs on top. The recipe is extraordinarily easy and can be created for around three pounds, or even less if you use supermarket budget range ingredients. It’s such an incredibly easy recipe so if you have little ones, get them involved.
You Will Need:
- Muffin cases and tray
- Shredded wheat cereal
- A bar of milk chocolate
- Mini chocolate eggs
- A teaspoon or so of honey or golden syrup (optional)
The trickiest part of this one is melting the chocolate. Your best bet is to use your smallest saucepan. Fill this with water and place a heat proof bowl on top of the pan, so the water lies beneath it. The golden rule of this process is under no circumstance should you let the water below the bowl touch the bottom of the bowl as it boils – otherwise your chocolate will cook instead of just melting.
Bring this pan to the boil with the chocolate and the optional syrup or honey in the bowl, and watch as the ingredients melt. This process varies in time taken, but the easiest way to discover whether your chocolate has melted is to give it a poke with a fork.
Once this is done, remove the bowl and add the cereal, crushed up slightly for a better look. Shredded wheat is best but honestly you can go with whatever you feel works for you. Keep adding and mixing in the cereal until the mixture is the desired thickness, usually when all the cereal is coated in chocolate.
For the finishing touches, spoon the ‘nests’ into the muffin cases and press three (or four!) eggs into the top. You can use a muffin tray to help them keep their shape. The nests should set in the fridge in around an hour, during which time you can lick the spoon, or kindly offer the task to a friend or loved one. Delicious!