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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.
Chocolate and cereal
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 (or my cornflake and Malteser rocky road) 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.
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
- 200 g milk chocolate (finely chopped)
- 200 g dark chocolate (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 melted.
- Take off the heat, and add in the finely chopped chocolates. 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!
- I use dark and milk chocolate, but you can use all dark (350g) or milk (500g), or a different 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.
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