The fact that I wrote recipe in this blog title makes me laugh. Can you call it a recipe if it only has 3 ingredients and can be made mostly just by a toddler? Haha. Anyway, if you didn’t already know, it’s the Easter bank holiday weekend so Dexter and I have been making chocolate nests. These are one of the easiest recipes for young children to help with as there is very little skill required and they are so quick, they don’t have time to get bored. If you do everything in the order I do it too, they don’t even have to wait around for anything, it’s just a constant process.
So, here we go!
You will need…
Some chocolate to melt. (If you want to do it properly use cooking chocolate. If you are doing it on the cheap, use cheap chocolate and if you want something a bit more special.. use mars bars!)
Some cereal (Shredded wheat (or similar) works best as it has a more realistic nest texture)
Some mini eggs
A glass or metal bowl
Pan of water
Something to break the cereal up in
- Ask your child to break up the chocolate into the glass or metal bowl while you get the pan of water boiling. Add a block to the bottom of the pan for the bowl to sit on or put a long utensil in the pan so when the bowl sits in/on it, the steam can still escape and not build up pressure.
- Once the chocolate is broken up small enough, place the bowl on top of the boiling pan to melt. (Don’t get water in the chocolate)
- While the chocolate is melting, get your child to break up the cereal.
- Remove the bowl from the pan and leave to cool slightly so that it’s still melted but not so hot your child is going to burn themselves on it like I did last week! While it’s cooling, they can separate the cake cases and lay them out.
- Mix the cereal in with the chocolate until it’s all covered. Then scoop into the cases using the 2 spoons. – The good thing about recipes like this is because they only use a few ingredients, it’s not that difficult to work out the calorie content if you are trying to lose (or gain) weight
- Add your required number of mini eggs to each nest and leave to set in the fridge. (We would’ve had more… But I ate them!)
- While cooling, get your child to wash up. (This is the most important step!)
- Reward yourself with your chocolate nests et voila!