This Easter Phoebe has been so aware that something different is going on. She has become fascinated by all the big bright colourful boxes that have taken over the supermarkets as well as all the cleverly places cuddly toys.
I thought rather than letting her have lots of eggs and toys we’ve been baking, going for long Easter themed walks and making the most of having daddy Pig around. I do let Phoebe have the odd sweet treat, but this weekend I’ve just let her go for it, chocolate everywhere..I totally paid the price.
My favourite Easter treat has got to be the classic chocolate birds nests. It’s a great no bake for kids, the shredded wheat makes its fun as they can get involved with breaking it up, explore textures plus it helps their fine motor skills and encourages different Schemas developments.
Chocolate Easter Bird Nests
Serves: Makes 12
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooling time: 1 hour
- 75g unsalted butter, cubed and softened
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 250g milk chocolate
- 2 tablespoons golden syrup
- 5 Shredded Wheat bars about 100g
- 1 Bag of Mini Eggs
Line a 12-hole muffin tray with paper cases.
Melt the milk chocolate,coco powder, golden syrup and butter in a small glass bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water. Stir regularly with a wooden spoon until the mixture is completely melted and glossy with no lumps. Break up the Shredded Wheat into small pieces in abowl using your hands. Pour the Shredded Wheat into the chocolate mixture and mix with the wooden spoon until all the Shredded Wheat is covered in the melted chocolate. Spoon the mixture into the 12 cases, dividing evenly. Use your index finger to create a well in the centre of each nest. Add a few Mini Eggs to each nest or like Phoebe did, put them all into one nest! Leave to cool and in the fridge for 1- 2 hrs
Tip: You could use colourful jelly beans as an alternative to mini eggs and Cornflakes or Rice Krispies instead of shredded wheat.
I hope you enjoyed our recipe and I’ve inspired you to put your apron on and get messy. Do you have a favourite recipe you enjoy making with you’re family? let me know I’d love to hear it them.