Sunday 12 March 2017

Easter Egg Nests

Hey everyone :)

I'm about 90% sure that before Valentine's Day was over our Tesco here in Hemel Hempstead had Easter eggs on their shelves - some people might think that is out of control but every holiday seems to be on the shelves of supermarkets and stores way earlier than it used to be. Christmas straight after Halloween - case and point!

I was wandering through Tesco - looking for lunch and I wandered past the aisle with all the Easter eggs and saw the little chocolate easter eggs and remembered we used to make little chocolate nests and put little eggs in the middle so I found a recipe - got the ingredients and here we are!!

Firstly I will mention that you don't need to use shredded wheat - you can also use cornflakes or rice krispies.

100g shredded wheat
250g milk chocolate
2tbsp golden syrup
75g soft butter
1 bag of mini eggs

1. Line a muffin tin with 12 cases
2. In a bowl above a pot of simmering water - add the chocolate (chopped up), the golden syrup and the butter (chopped up).
3. Once 'nearly' melted remove from the water - do not let the chocolate burn - there should be enough residual heat left to melt the rest of the mixture.
4. Take the shredded wheat and crumble it with your fingers into the chocolate mixture and mix with a wooden spoon.
5. Start spooning the mixture into the paper cases and make a little indent in the middle so you have a place to put the mini eggs.
6. Take three mini eggs and place in the indent in each 'nest'.

Are you planning on making anything for Easter? It's one of my favourite holidays so I hope I get the chance to make some other things before it's over!!

Let me know in the comments below what your are planning on doing.

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