White Chocolate Easter Egg Nests

I don’t think a bit of accuracy does anyone any harm and I find myself slightly troubled each Easter as I see many chocolate nests filled with standard size chocolate mini eggs. Not only does it look like an ostrich has laid several eggs in a blackbird’s nest you can only fit three maximum in each nest which doesn’t feel very generous. Now I know these aren’t used for educational purposes and are purely for chocolate enjoyment but I couldn’t bring myself to make something that was so proportionally incorrect. Thank heavens, then, that I found some micro chocolate eggs.

White Chocolate Easter Nests - All That I'm Eating (1 of 3)You will need (for six nests):

  • 50g Shredded Wheat
  • 10g desiccated coconut
  • 150g white chocolate
  • 6 cupcake cases
  • Micro chocolate eggs to decorate

White Chocolate Easter Nests - All That I'm Eating (2 of 3)This is a very simple recipe which produces very pretty results.

Bash up the shredded wheat in a bowl and stir through the coconut. I find it easiest to do this with the end of a rolling pin.

Get a pan of water gently simmering and place a tight fitting bowl over the pan. Add the chocolate to the bowl and allow to melt fully.

Mix the chocolate into the shredded wheat then spoon into cupcake cases. Try and make a nest shape by putting slightly more mixture around the edges.

Place in the fridge to set.

When set, remove from the cases and fill with the micro eggs.

White Chocolate Easter Nests - All That I'm Eating (3 of 3)I can’t tell you the level of relaxation that washed over me when the micro eggs looked at least slightly more proportional in their little nests. The white chocolate and coconut go so well together and I think the colour is quite lovely. Topped with the micro eggs it almost seems a shame to eat them. I’m sure that the David Attenboroughs among you would suggest perhaps seven eggs is more than your normal bird would lay but ignore that in favour of chocolate egg generosity. I feel I am on a roll now with proportionally correct chocolate treats so keep your eyes peeled for the anatomically accurate human skeleton I’m planning to construct. Actually, I don’t think I have the patience for that.

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