Easter Nests!

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Easy Four Ingredient No-Bake Easter Nests topped with your favourite Easter Chocolates!

Let’s just say, that this is a recipe that pretty much everyone has already made, but I thought I would post ‘my version’ anyway. I realise I have been blogging for five years, but here we are! 

SO… this is one of the best things you can ever eat as a kid, and even though I am 27 years old at the time of writing this, I am still just as happy when I get to eat one (or five). They’re epic. 

Most of the time when you are younger, you just use chocolate and shredded wheat (or occasionally other cereals such as cornflakes, or Rice Krispies). It’s simple, and it’s easy. However, I’ve always done mine differently! 

Since I was little, I used to make a cornflake cake that was literally this mixture, but with cornflakes, in a cake tin and sliced. Something about the mix of chocolate, syrup and butter makes a wonderful treat. 

I use this recipe in basically all of my rocky roads and tiffins, just with slight variations of chocolate or the measurements of the ingredients. The reason I love it is that the recipe is softer than just chocolate on its own. 

Don’t get me wrong, chocolate and cereal together are still epic, but I much prefer it to not completely rock solid like melted chocolate, and I find the flavour along with the butter and syrup is just simple no-bake heaven. 

When making these, you can use milk or dark chocolate. Most of the time when baking for kids, I would recommend milk chocolate (like I have used in this recipe) but some people do prefer dark! 

I wouldn’t generally use white chocolate for this, however, as it doesn’t mix well with the butter and syrup. If you want to use just white chocolate, you need to just use the chocolate. Also, if you can’t access golden syrup… you should just use chocolate on its own. 

I use shredded wheat for these as they are the closest thing to making the bake look like a birds nest – but you can use whatever cereal you like! Cornflakes, Rice Krispies, and so on! They all work, and it’s basically good to use up what you have in the cupboard!

I scooped mine using a cookie scoop and put them onto a lined tray as I wanted them to look more like wild nests/cookies, but you can, of course, put it into a cupcake case if you prefer! Whatever takes your fancy.

I topped mine with an assortment of Easter chocolates, but you can use your favourites!! I hope you love this recipe as much as I do! Enjoy! X

Easter Nests!

Easy Four Ingredient No-Bake Easter Nests topped with your favourite Easter Chocolates!
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Category: Dessert
Type: Treats
Keyword: Easter, No-Bake
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Setting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 15 Nests
Author: Jane's Patisserie



  • 400 g Milk Chocolate (chips, or finely chopped)
  • 100 g Unsalted Butter
  • 100 g Golden Syrup
  • 6-8 Shredded Wheat (full-size)


  • 100-200g Easter Chocolates


  • Crush your shredded wheat into a large bowl. Leave to the side!
  • Add your butter and golden syrup to a pan, and heat gently whilst stiring occasionally until all the butter has metled.
  • Take off the heat, and add in your chocolate. Stir until the chocolate has melted into the syrup/butter mix.
  • Pour over the shredded wheat and mix until combined!
  • Using spoons, or a cookie/ice cream scoop - scoop onto a lined tray.
  • Add on your eggs, I did three per nest, and set in the fridge until solid!
  • Enjoy!


  • I use milk chocolate, but you can use dark or milk, or a combination!
  • I use this method, but you can also add all the ingredients into a pan and melt if you prefer, this one is just safer at preventing splitting.
  • I use a 5cm cookie scoop, but only loosely put the nests inside - it creates a suitably 'wild' nest look!
  • You can of course, put them into cupcake cases if you prefer.
  • These last for 1+ weeks!
  • Feel free to swap to any other cereal - you'll want about 80-100g worth!
  • I wouldn't generally use white chocolate for this, however, as it doesn't mix well with the butter and syrup. If you want to use just white chocolate, you need to just use the chocolate. Also, if you can't access golden syrup... you should just use chocolate on its own. 
Nutrition Facts
Easter Nests!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 167IU3%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* These are only estimates and can vary dependant on brands of ingredients and serving sizes.


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  • Aileen Chalmers
    May 23, 2020 at 3:28 am

    I would like to use cornflakes (my favourite cornflake cakes, as a child). Do I crush them up slightly or leave as they come out the packet ?

  • Heather
    April 14, 2020 at 9:54 am

    I tried to make these yesterday but I melted the chocolate and then added it to the melted butter and golden syrup. My whole recipe curdled and all had to go in the bin 😢 what did I do wrong? Please help! And Happy Belated Easter!

    • Jane's Patisserie
      April 14, 2020 at 11:15 am

      You don’t need to melt the chocolate first – that will be why it curdled. You just add the chocolate into the butter and syrup as described on the method.

  • Rachael
    April 10, 2020 at 10:29 am

    5 stars
    As always, the perfect recipie. Do you have a recipe book please I could purchase? Thank you for sharing. All the recipes come out perfect. Thank you

  • Debbie
    April 10, 2020 at 9:17 am

    Hi love this, could you use a chocolate like galaxy caramel or mars bars? x

    • Jane's Patisserie
      April 10, 2020 at 9:29 am

      Not for this when using the syrup and butter!

  • Nicola Crew
    April 8, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Instead of golden syrup could you use honey?

  • Beth Stubbs
    April 8, 2020 at 10:21 am


    Would Weetabix work?

  • Deanna
    April 8, 2020 at 10:20 am

    If you were making this with rice krispies what would you suggest as the measurements?:)

  • Suzanne
    April 8, 2020 at 8:30 am

    I’m two girls will love making this, thank you Jane 😊


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