Easter Nests

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This is such a simple recipe and a super easy Easter Treat! Only a few ingredients and the result is a lovely rich dark chocolate nest complete with mini Easter Eggs. This would be a great recipe to make up with school children at Easter time too 🙂

I have used cornflakes today but shredded wheat is also a popular option however it is not easy to come by in New Zealand. Simply use the same quantities if you replace it – break it up into little pieces so it resembles twigs in a nest a little more than cornflakes do!

Makes 10 Nests

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110g dark chocolate
2 TBSP Golden Syrup
50g butter
80g cornflakes
30 mini Easter eggs

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Prepare a muffin tray with cupcake cases – I used some large old ones I had as you will not need them to display the nests.

Add the dark chocolate, golden syrup and butter to a saucepan and melt over a low heat until completely combined and chocolate melted.

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Add the cornflakes to the chocolate mixture and gently combine – it can take a minute or so to completely cover the cornflakes in chocolate.

Add a large tablespoon full of cornflakes to the cupcake case, create a nest shape as best you can by gently pressing down the centre of the mixture with the back of a teaspoon.

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If you would like the eggs to stick to the nest then put them in now – alternatively leave it until they are set.

Refrigerate the nests until completely cooled, approx. 1 hour, carefully peel cupcake cases from the nests, add 3 eggs per nest and serve! Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Thank you for stopping by to check out this cute Easter Recipe – have a wander around the blog while you are here – lots of Sweet Treats to tempt the baker in you.

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Happy Easter 🙂