Friday, 18 April 2014

Easter Nests

My long term memory is absolutely terrible. I have very few memories from primary school left but one thing that has stuck in my brain is that every Easter we would make Easter Nests and ever since I left primary school nearly a decade ago I've wanted to make these but never got round to it - until this afternoon.

Unlike similar cakes made using Rice Krispies or Cornflakes, I used Shredded Wheat to actually make them look like nests.

To make your very own easy Easter treats you will need:

200g of your favourite milk chocolate
4 - 5 biscuits of Shredded Wheat
About 24 Mini Eggs to decorate

Makes 8 nests

Break up the chocolate and melt in a bowl over gently simmering water on the hob, its much harder to burn chocolate melting it this way than in the microwave. And always remember the wise words of Mary Berry who says not to use too much heat as "chocolate melts in a child's pocket".

In a large mixing bowl break up 4 biscuits of Shredded Wheat with your hands and once the chocolate has melted pour it into the cereal and mix it all together. If there is too much chocolate compared to the Shredded Wheat break up another biscuit and add it slowly until the ratio is perfect.

On a piece of greaseproof paper on a baking tray spoon the mixture into 8 nests, pushing it down a little in the middle to make a little well.

Pop into the fridge for 5 minutes and then add 3 Mini Eggs to the middle of each nest and return to the fridge until they've set. And you're done! Super easy and anyone can make them look good!

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