So neither Fi or I have given anything up for Lent. Personally from past experience I know that if I do give anything up I then tend to go a little bit manic once Easter happens and I finally allow myself to eat chocolate or sweets again! Seriously in previous years I’ve been known to be on a complete sugar high for at least seven days after Easter Monday. Even without the excitement of Lent ending we are both still eagerly anticipating Easter weekend. Eggs have been bought, hot cross buns have been sampled, we’ve planned the baking of the Easter bread and butter pudding and started to plot the Easter Egg hunt. The only think missing is the making of these Easter nests. These are classic treats for this time of year and we’ve been making them for as long as I can remember. So it’s high time we shared this recipe with you all on CB&E.
- Take one bar of chocolate – for us it has to be the purple wrapper from Mr Cadbury – and melt in a bowl over boiling water on the hob or in a microwave.
- Once all the chocolate is melted pour your choice of cereal into the chocolate. Here we like to use either Rice Crispies or Shredded Wheat as both can be made into perfectly shaped nests. You want to make sure all of the cereal is well covered.
- Next spoon the mixture into cupcake cases, and top with three mini eggs.
- Place in the fridge to harden.
Voila, all done. Now sit down, relax and enjoy these tasty morsels of Easter fun.