Last week Darcey came home from Cubs having made these really cute Easter Nests. They take literally 10 minutes to make, twenty minutes to harden up and just seconds to devour.
My mini chef
She’s becoming a bit of a whiz in the Kitchen of late. A few weekends ago she asked if she could make lunch for everyone. I said yes – thinking that a round of sandwiches were on their way and told her that I would be down to the kitchen in five minutes. By the time I arrived she had already boiled water ready for noodles and had made her favorite “red sauce” (Sweet and Sour – made by mixing tomato puree and soy sauce in heated up honey). I need to get to that kitchen a lot quicker!
So, when she asked on the first day of the Easter holidays if she could make some more Easter nests I knew what was coming.
“Mum, where’s that glass bowl” was the first question by which time the white chocolate had already been broken into tiny pieces – I’m sure a few were missing! She loves cooking and baking and is really confident in the kitchen. I’m just glad that when she now want’s to make me a cup of mint tea she uses the kettle and not the hot tap for water!
The main keys to baking with kids is to let them have fun. Let them make a mess and most importantly in my case- let go of perfectionism. I just let her go for it. I think she had fun. Just look at that super cheesy grin. Happiness personified!
Makes 6 nests
- 125g white /milk/dark chocolate broken up into small pieces- the choice is yours
- 2 shredded wheat
- mini eggs – ours were from M&S
- Break the chocolate into small pieces and place in a heat proof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water until completely melted.
- In another bowl crunch and crush the shredded wheat into small twig like pieces.
- Pour the chocolate over the shredded wheat and stir until the Shredded wheat is completely covered.
- Spoon the mixture into paper cupcake cases. We placed ours in a cupcake baking tin so they would keep their shape. Make a well in the middle.
- Position the mini eggs in the centre and leave to harden for twenty minutes.
- Munch through them. Nom, Nom, Nommmmm!
Darcey wanted white chocolate nests; as that’s her favorite, but really anything goes. I think using Shredded Wheat is ingenious. Not only do they look more twiggy but they taste great. Move over cornflake cakes. You have officially been replaced!
All that’s left to say is I hope you have a fantastic Easter with tons of chocolate and masses of family fun time.
Bye for now