Chocolate nests

  • for lots of people
  • Takes 15 minutes to make, plus chilling
  • Easy
These chocolate nests are a perfect way to enjoy Easter, and kids will love making and eating them.

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100g butter, cubed
1 tbsp cocoa powder
50g milk chocolate buttons
75g golden syrup
4 Shredded Wheat
36 mini chocolate eggs


1. Put the butter into a medium bowl, then add the cocoa powder, chocolate buttons and golden syrup. Microwave on high for 1 minute 30 seconds, or until melted, then stir to mix everything together.
2. Hold 1 Shredded Wheat over the bowl and squeeze in your hand to crumble it in. Repeat with the other 3 Shredded Wheat. Stir to mix evenly.
3. Line the patty tin with 12 paper cake cases and put a generous tablespoonful of mixture into each of the paper cases. Press the centre of each nest with your fingers to make a slight dip, then arrange 3 mini chocolate eggs in each of the dips. Chill for 30 minutes before eating.

  • For this recipe you’ll need a 4.5cm wide, 2.5cm deep 12-bun patty tin (a small fairy cake tin) and 12 paper cake cases.

From April 2005

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