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One of the best Easter activities I like to do as a nanny is to make Chocolate Easter Nests with the children. They are so simple and effective, and of course delicious!



To make 10 Chocolate Easter Nests you will need:

  • 225g Plain Chocolate
  • 50g Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Golden Syrup
  • 100g Cornflakes or Shredded Wheat
  • 30 Chocolate Mini Eggs
  • Paper Cases
  • Baking tray with shallow pans

How to make Chocolate Easter Nests

  1. Put ten paper cases into the baking tray, break the chocolate into squares and place in a large pan
  2. Add the butter to the pan.  Dip a tablespoon in some hot water, then use the spoon to add the golden syrup
  3. Heat the pan gently, stirring the ingredients all the time, until the butter and chocolate have completely melted
  4. Turn off the heat, then add the cornflakes/shredded wheat to the mixture, gently stir until they are completely covered
  5. Fill the paper cases with the mixture, using the back of a teaspoon make a hollow in the middle of each nest
  6. Arrange 3 mini eggs in each nest then put the tray in the fridge and leave it for about an hour to set
  7. Take the nests out of the fridge and remove the paper cases and place on a plate. Keep them in the fridge until you want to eat them.

(They should be stored in an air tight container in the fridge and eaten within 3 days).

This is a great recipe as it is quick and easy and perfect for the under 5s as you don't need to use the oven and they don't take long to make - great for those short attention spans!

Katy Hayden, Professional Nanny of the Year 2009-2010

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