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Chocolate Nests

Simple and fun 2 ingredient Easter cereal chocolate nests.

Simple and delicious 2 ingredient chocolate nests which make a lovely Easter treat.

I love the little bits of cereal left at the bottom of the packet, but the rest of my family don’t share my view.

I have struggled to find a cereal without a lot of added sugar and additives in Australia. We have found one: ‘Be Natural Wholegrain Mini Bites’ It does contain demerara sugar but I prefer this over artificial sweeteners. This isn’t a sponsored link, I just like it and want to share! Mini Jones loves it – whilst does contain sugar, it’s high in fibre too.

As I stood in the kitchen, wondering whether I could just eat the shreds of cereal from the packet with a spoon, or whether I should not be greedy and give them to the hens, my mind wondered. It went to chocolate, and if it would be so bad to eat it before 9am…? (It has been a week of not much sleep.) I then thought, why not combine the two and make little nests? Adding some fresh fruit would balance things out… perhaps…

Adapt to what you have:

If you can’t get this cereal, then Shredded Wheat or a similar cereal would be great for these chocolate nests. You can make them with any cereal, but the little shards of wheat look like small twigs, which add to the Easter fun!

As the cereal is sweet, I like solely dark chocolate, but Mr Jones prefers them with a little milk chocolate – so feel free to use whichever suits your taste.

The recipe makes 4 cupcake sized nests, or 15 mini ones. It can easily be doubled.

Make ahead?

These will keep in the fridge for a couple of days. If you can resist them for that long…

If you want more Easter ideas, try this Lemon Shortbread or delicious Spanish Torrijas which can eaten as breakfast or dessert and be made ahead of time.

Have you made this recipe? Tag me on Instagram #atmrsjoneskitchen or Facebook, or leave a comment below. I’d love to see your creation!

Chocolate Nests

Chocolate Nests

Yield: 4

Category: baking

Cuisine: modern european, modern australian

Serving Size: 1 nest

Ingredients

1c/75g shredded wheat cereal, crushed

2/3c/100g chocolate – dark, milk or a mixture of the two

fresh fruit – raspberries, chopped strawberries, chopped kiwi berries, blueberries


Method

Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of barely simmering water.

Pour this over the crushed cereal and stir well to combine.

Spoon into 4 cupcake cases or 15 petit four cases and press down with the back of a spoon to form a little nest shape.

Chill in the fridge for an hour or so, then fill with fresh fruit and chocolate eggs

How long do they keep?

The nests will keep for a couple of days in the fridge

Serving Idea

Serve with fruit of your choice.

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