However, I managed to grab a few bags of mini eggs, creme eggs and Lindt bunnies for the weekend, as well as a few ingredients to make something to celebrate the holiday. I love Easter. I love chocolate, I love eggs, I love chocolate eggs... I love lambs, chicks, all things spring. I love Jesus too, which is the reason we celebrate Easter at all, so make sure you don't forget about that part ;)
I am a big fan of the creme egg/caramel egg cupcakes and brownies, but they require more time than I have (sigh – no four day weekend for me) so I decided to go old school and make some chocolate nests... with a twist.
Dark chocolate orange Easter nests. These are so easy and quick to make, not to mention really yummy. They are a little bit more sophisticated than the ones you made in pre-school, and quite rich. I used sweet freedom and Green & Black's Maya Gold chocolate to add an orangey-fruity kick to these nests. Making these reminded me of being a chubby little four-year-old. I don't remember shredded wheat ever having any other purpose than to be used for chocolate Easter nests.
Recipe for Chocolate Orange Easter Nests
- Five nests of shredded wheat
- A bag of mini eggs
- 200g Green & Black's Maya Gold chocolate (or whatever chocolate you fancy)
- 2 tbsp sweet freedom (or honey/golden syrup)
Break up the chocolate and add to a glass bowl over a pan of boiling water (or use a microwave) with the sweet freedom and let it melt, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, break up the shredded wheat with your hands in a bowl
Add the melted chocolate and syrup to the shredded wheat and mix it all up.
Spoon the mixture into paper cases.
Press three mini eggs into the top of each nest.
Pop the nests into the fridge for half an hour and bob's your flippin' uncle.
Reckon you'll have a go at making these? What's your favourite Easter treat? I'm using this blog post as my entry for a competition over at The Pink Whisk and Two Little Fleas where hundreds of pounds worth of John Lewis vouchers are up for grabs. The closing date for entries is 20th April so if you've got an Easter treat worth sharing, get on it and write a blog about it. I know if I won I would have no hesitation in blowing the whole lot on a Kitchen Aid (dreaming).
Happy Easter! N xo