Earlier in the week, Lia and I decided to put her fabulous apron from Arty apple through its paces. There’s nothing better than chocolate to test out an apron and with Easter coming up we thought we’d make Easter egg nests. When I was browsing Pinterest, I found this healthy chocolate recipe from Eats Amazing. We decided we’d give this a go and make healthy Easter egg nests. And I have to say, it was a resounding success! Here’s the video of how we did it and the written recipe is below.
Healthy Easter egg nests – Ingredients
- Coconut oil (100g)
- Cocoa powder (5 tablespoons)
- Maple syrup (2 tablespoons)
- Vanilla extract (2 teaspoons)
- Shredded wheat (3 biscuits)
- Chopped soft fruit (a small plateful)
You will also need
- Cupcake cases (6 large, 6 small)
Healthy Easter egg nests – Method
- Place the coconut oil in a microwave proof bowl
- Add the cocoa powder
- Microwave at 30 second intervals until combined and liquid
- Add maple syrup and vanilla extract
- Stir well
- Add shredded wheat
- Smash them up
- Spoon into the cupcake cases
- Top with the chopped fruit
- Refrigerate for 20 minutes
You could add mini Easter eggs instead of fruit if you prefer. Alternatively, you could follow the chocolate recipe and use some moulds to make your own mini Easter eggs to put on top. I have also experimented with stirring raspberries into the chocolate mix and this tastes fabulous.
You could also use this method to make rice crispy cakes or cornflake cakes. Both are real favourites with toddlers and don’t require any baking. You’ll definitely need an apron though, this is quite a messy recipe when children are involved.
The idea here was that the children had the small Easter egg nests and the large ones were for the adults. Of course that didn’t happen. It may be worth doubling the recipe instead and making 12 large ones.
These healthy Easter egg nests are perfect to make with children. I love the fact that the girls are happy to eat them as treats as they taste just like normal chocolate. We’ll be making them closer to Easter and we might even make a few as gifts instead of giving Easter eggs.