Easter is fast approaching – tomorrow is Good Friday! So I’ve decided to share the recipe for the chocolate Easter chick nests I’m making to take to youth group this week.
You Will need:
- Chocolate (2 medium bars)
- Mini Eggs
- Cornflakes/Rice Krispies
- Cupcake cases
- Cupcake tray
- Easter chicks*
*I am using non-edible ones but you could always try and find some other sort of edible Easter themed decoration if you prefer.
For this recipe I used nut free chocolate and also gluten and nut free cornflakes – they taste just as good and it avoids allergy issues when I take them to share at youth group! I also take the mini eggs separately so that anybody who isn’t allergic can add their own.
Start by melting both bars of chocolate in a bowl over a pan of boiling water. You can melt them in the microwave if you prefer but I find the boiling water method is much easier and you are less likely to burn it.
Next place your cupcake cases in your tray and fill the bottom of each one with cornflakes or rice krispies. The object is to try and make a nest shape (clearly!) so I found tipping the cornflakes in and then scooping the ones in the middle out with a spoon worked well. Once you are happy with your nest shapes take your melted chocolate and pour just enough to cover each nest into the cases. Leave a small amount of chocolate for the decorations.
Now take the mini eggs and dip the bottom of each one in the melted chocolate then stick them into the nests, it’s up to you how many you put in each. It can be one or a handful, it doesn’t matter just make sure you leave room to place a chick on top!
There you have it, yummy Easter nests!