and Center Parcs
have challenged everyone to get crafty and make edible Easter Egg Nests. When Harley and I decided we would get creative, we first took a look at the Chief Creative Chef at Center Parcs, Lynn Dixon where she shares her ideas and fantastic alternatives to using chocolate. Click here
to see if you can pick up any ideas for making these yummy treats. We were most inspired by Lynn’s first tip: ‘Mix some cereal, such as bran or broken up wheat…’ Having usually used Rice Krispies or Cornflakes, we thought we would try using Shredded Wheat to give more of a ‘nesty’ look. Inevitably, Harley wanted to make one big nest , so here is our recipe:
Firstly, Harley broke up 4 original sized Shredded Wheat into a bowl.
He then broke up 2, 114g bars of Galaxy chocolate. We melted the chocolate in a bowl which we placed in a saucepan of hot water. This was much safer as Harley, of course, wanted to stir the chocolate and there wasn’t the danger of a hot hob or boiling water.
He then mixed together the melted chocolate with the wheat and added some shredded coconut. We lined a glass bowl with some clingfilm and poured the straw-like mixture into a bowl, carefully trying to raise the sides of the nest, to create a dip in the middle. Leave to chill in the fridge.
With a bit of help, Harley then removed the clingfilm from the side of the bowl and carefully pulled the nest out.
He then toiled with what to use for the bird’s eggs…mini eggs was a good option, he even thought of using green and red grapes.In the end he plumped for adding some Jellybeans, as he like the speckled look of some of the flavours.
As the Easter Bunny had left some cute little chicks in his Easter Trail, we decided to use these too.
This is my entry to the Center Parcs and Tots 100, April challenge. If I’m chosen, I would like to visit Longleat Forest.
So get crafty with your little ones. Share any other ideas you may have.We are going to wrap up our finished edible nest in pretty cellophane and give it to Nana and Papa as an Easter present.