Thursday, 24 April 2014

Delicious Easter Chocolate nests


last week we have been busy baking up some great Easter nest cakes. Of course the boys wanted to be involved especially Adam who loves to eat he was so excited, so with the inspiration and tips of Center Parcs, We got to work making some delicious Easter delights. The top tip I loved the most from Center Parcs was this.

  • "Mix some cereal, such as bran or broken up wheat, together with some melted chocolate and form the mixture in to nest-like shapes, leaving to cool for a finished nest".

Liam and Adams favourite thing, like most children is chocolate so this was a fitting treat and great idea for them to get stuck in and make some fabulous chocolate cereal nests in the simplest way possible for a two and a four year old.

First I put the shredded wheat into a sandwich bag and got them to crush them all up they loved doing this bit!  
















next we tipped all the crushed up shredded Wheat into a big mixing bowl ready to be covered in melted chocolate.




Once we had poured the two bags of crushed up shredded wheat into a big mixing bowl, I got the boys to help me to break up the chocolate and I popped it into the microwave for 30 seconds at a time stirring intermittently until all the chocolate had melted, whilst the boys waited patiently.

The chocolate was all melted but really hot so I poured it onto the mixture and stirred it up - I didn't realise it was so tough to stir once the chocolate has been poured in.

In the meantime I got Liam and Adam to put the cake cases into the cake tray ready for the mixture.


  
Next was the fun and messy part filling each individual case with the cereal mixture, the boys loved this bit I am sure there would have been more Easter Nests but it was one spoon for the case and one for their mouths they loved it though!
























Last but not least we added the chocolate mini eggs as the final touches. I even made some more myself later in the week because Liam and Adam loved them so much I must admit the chocolate Easter nests were delicious, simple and great fun to make!
























Did you make anything over Easter? I would know what baking delights you have been doing with your children.




This is my entry to the Center Parcs and Tots 100 April challenge. If I’m chosen, I would like to visit Sherwood forest.


1 comment:

  1. Wow, these look lovely Helen, and it looks like your gorgeous boys had fun making them too! We didn't do that much baking over Easter, other than some Creme egg brownies, yum! :) xx

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