These Easter chocolate nests are super easy and a great activity to do with the kids. Perfect for school holidays.
I used the same recipe for the nest as I do for making Chocolate Spiders.
- 1 pkt Chang’s Original Fried Noodles (100 grams)
- 2 tbspns crunchy peanut butter
- 200 grams of chocolate (I have previously always used Cadbury, but this time I used Coles Belgian Milk Chocolate and it tasted great. The price difference per 200gm block is substantial – Cadbury was $4.59 and Coles $2.68)
- approx 18 small Easter Eggs
- Find a bowl or cup that is the size you would like to make your nest. Line the bowls with baking paper. To make it easier for the kids to do, I cut the baking paper up into smaller squares which would fit into the bowls more easily.
- In a microwave safe bowl, break up chocolate into small chunks.
- Add peanut butter and melt on high for about 60 seconds.
- Stir the chocolate mixture and if it is not melted, heat for repetitive short bursts (15 secs) until the chocolate mixture has completely melted.
- Add the noodles and mix well.
- Spoon mixture into the bowls. Aim to have a thinner base and build up the nest around the edges, using the spoon to help shape the chocolate nest.
- Pop them into the fridge to set. They take about an hour.
- Lift the nest out of the bowl by pulling up on the baking paper. Peel the baking paper off and add your Easter eggs to the nest. We are placing ours in cellophane bags and tying them up ribbon.
This recipe makes three larger nests. We are going to make more than three, but I have had bad experiences when I try to double the mixture, so we are making them in batches.
Are you making any gifts for Easter?
Our Family Menu Plan For This Week.
As it is school holidays and I have much less running around to do, I am trying a couple of new recipes this week!
Baking: Chocolate Balls
Tuesday: Party food! We are having a 10th Birthday Party for our second son – happy birthday little rascal.
Wednesday: Pumpkin Soup
Thursday: Butter Chicken – trying a new recipe
Friday: Pan Fried Fish With Salad
Saturday: New Chicken Slow Cooker Recipe
Sunday: Chicken Lasagne
If you are looking for further recipe inspiration, check out my complete list of Family Friendly Recipes. All of these recipes are in the database of the Planning With Kids Free Menu Planner. You can use the menu planner to plan a week of meals for your family and then print out the associated shopping list.celebrations, chocolate, easter, sweet treats