'Alternative' Easter Nests

26 March 2013

Why is it when all you want is Shredded Wheat it's impossible to get hold of any?! First I ordered some with my Asda delivery and they were substituted with All-Bran. Er no thanks Asda! They would have made very 'twig-like' nests but no one in this house would had eaten them. 

So I planned on calling in to Sainsbury's over the weekend to get some Shredded Wheat. But on Friday the snow came. And it snowed solidly for 48 hours. More snow than I've seen in my adult life. We had at least 30cms, more in some places as there were some huge snow drifts. The roads were horrendous, the car was snowed in and I'm not a massive fan of driving in the snow. Plus it was too deep {and cold} to even venture out with the darlings to the shops nearby. 

So forget the Shredded Wheat. Let's improvise. We always have Shreddies in the cupboard {my favourite cereal} so I thought we'd make do with them. I let the darlings break them up into a big bowl while I melted the chocolate. They both had a good stir then made an enormous mess spooning the mixture into the paper cases.

The Shreddies were fab, they look very nest-like and they taste great too!

The darlings made theirs with lovely bright coloured Smarties mini eggs which look so cute.

Easter Nests

Makes 15
Preparation time 15 minutes
Chilling time 30 minutes

200g dark chocolate
200g milk chocolate
350g Shreddies
2 x 100g Cadbury's mini eggs or Smarties mini eggs

Crush the Shreddies into a large bowl using your hands or in a food processor.

Break the chocolate into pieces and melt in a heatproof bowl over a simmering pan of water or in a microwave on 50% power in 30 second bursts. 

Pour the melted chocolate into the bowl with crushed Shreddies and mix thoroughly.

When mixed and all the Shreddies are covered with chocolate, spoon the mixture into bun cases and press down in the middle of each to create a place for the eggs

Press three or four Mini Eggs into each nest.

Leave to set for at least 2 hours (or 30 minutes if you put them in the fridge)



  1. I do adore making easter nests! So easy for the kids to join in and make! They are super cute x

  2. Very cute..good idea to use shreddies! :) No snow here...I hope it clears up for you soon!x

  3. Love making these with the kiddies. Never would think to use shreddies! I may have bought the last box of Shredded Wheat ;)

  4. Oh, meant to say, thanks for reminding me of your blog, it looks lush. Cakes? Yum. I have stuck you in my neat and tidy bloglovin' box ;)


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