Chocolate nests

At Easter, the children at St Philip’s Marsh Nursery School make chocolate nests (always a favourite!)

You will need:

One block of cooking chocolate (milk or plain)
Shredded Wheat
Sugar coated mini eggs
Paper cake cases


Break the chocolate into small pieces and place in a bowl.
Melt the chocolate in a microwave (alternatively, rest the bowl over another bowl of hot water).
Once melted, give the chocolate a good stir.
Add some of the crumbled Shredded Wheat (use enough to give a “twiggy” effect to the chocolate).
Spoon enough of the mixture into the paper cake cases to make a nest shape, leaving a hollow in the middle big enough to place about 3 mini eggs in (you can either put the eggs in now and they will stick to the hardening chocolate or wait until the chocolate has set).
Remove the nest from the paper case when the chocolate has set.