I first wanted to make Easter nests for my colleagues two years ago, but sadly I was unable to find any equivalent of Cadbury’s Mini Eggs. Last year I failed to find any such thing again… I even tried the English shop in Heidelberg, but they had run out. So when I was in England in February, I grabbed two large bags of Mini Eggs. Arriving back in Germany, I discovered that Milka have now released their own version of Mini Eggs… this is the law of sod in action!
There are probably a million recipes for these Easter nests on the Internet, but I’m going to share mine with you anyway… I tell you how to make them in Germany, so my version is totally different, obviously 😉
Chocolate Easter Nests
You will need:
A box of plain Shredded Wheat – in Germany, use the “Original” Toppas. They’re covered in icing sugar, but that doesn’t seem to hurt the nests
Plain or milk chocolate – enough to cover your Shredded Wheat – I used roughly 150g chocolate to 100 g Toppas (guessing as I didn’t actually do any weighing…)
Cadbury’s or Milka Mini Eggs (or your country’s equivalent of chocolate eggs in a colourful sugar shell)
What to do:
1. Break the chocolate up and melt it in a bowl over a pan of water. Or I suppose you could use the microwave… I don’t have one!
2. While the chocolate is melting, in a large mixing bowl break the Shredded Wheat/Toppas into bits. If you’re using Toppas, the ones with most icing sugar might be a little harder to crush – don’t worry if there are some slightly larger bits in there a this point.
3. Ad the melted chocolate to the mixing bowl and stir the Shredded Wheat/Toppas and the chocolate together until the Shredded Wheat is completely coated. While stirring, you can crush any larger bits of Toppas that didn’t crush earlier.
4. Place roughly a dessert spoon of the mixture into each of your cupcake cases and use a teaspoon to push some of the mixture up the sides, leaving a dent in the middle. Be careful not to make a hole in the bottom though!
5. Place 2-3 Mini Eggs in each of the nests. If you think your nests are too dry for the eggs to stick to, you can use a bit of melted chocolate as glue.
6. Place the Easter nests in the fridge for at least half an hour to set. Once they’re ready, you’ll be able to take the cakes out of their cases and they’ll look just like miniature bird’s nests!
Now go and check out Manda’s recipe post for a different take on edible Easter nests!
20 thoughts on “Chocolate Easter Nests”
Those are super cute!!
I’ll have a dozen, please 🙂
Haha, I see what you did there 😀
Mmmm, I think I might have to make some of these for the weekend. 🙂
Ooh yes, do. And post some pictures.
These turned out so cute!
SUper cute! May ahve to try these on Sunday1
Ooh yes – and post photos of your version 😉
Really cute! I remember those eggs from my childhood! I am sure your co-workers will love them!
I’ve never seen them here… had to buy these eggs from the UK! Milka is making fun of me 😛
Thank you! 😀
They look really great! xx
Thanks! They’re so fun to make.
Oooh, yum! I may have to give these a whirl tomorrow if we actually make it to the supermarket… always tricky but essential on a holiday weekend. 🙂
I need to go to the supermarket today too, or we’ll be eating out for the next few days 😉
Love it! Not had Easter nests for years! We used to make them in primary school. And, you don’t have a microwave? How do you cope? (As you can imagine from my reaction, ours gets used a lot!)