CHOCOLATE BIRDS NEST CAKES

The Easter holidays are always the perfect opportunity for lots of creative activities with the children, including baking. Or in this case, no-bake-cakes.

Quick, easy and exciting for the kids as they get to decorate with cute little chicks and lick the chocolate bowl!

You will need:

Paper cases – we made 12

Chocolate – I used two milk chocolate flake bars and two dark chocolate 25g bars

Shreddies cereal – have half the box ready!

Chocolate eggs – eggs with the outer shells aren’t recommended for children under 4 and it is suggested that all small eggs are cut in half lengthways (like grapes) to prevent choking.

Decorative chicks – I went to Poundland

Two bowls

A teaspoon

Start by laying your paper cases out, then leave them to the side.

Next break your chocolate into a bowl (I had two extra pairs of hands for this bit!)

To melt the chocolate, I microwaved the chocolate in 30 second intervals until it completely melted (it took 3 x 30 seconds), stirring between each.

Crumble some Shreddies into a separate bowl then sprinkle handfuls into the chocolate and stir in. Keep adding the Shreddies until there is hardly any excess chocolate left in the bowl; most of it should be used to coat them.

Next spoon the mixture into your paper cases.

Then make a well in the middle of each to resemble a nest.

My children loved this bit as they had another opportunity to get their hands (and mouths) covered in chocolate!

Then add your chocolate eggs to the nests. We used my favourite chocolate for this part; Lindt chocolate is sooooo smooth and delicious!

Finally, put your chicks on the top but be careful not to ‘faff’ too much or you’ll end up transferring some of the fluff from the chicks onto the chocolate (yup, we learnt that from experience!)

Put in the fridge to set for around 30 minutes.

Then serve!

Crafts, centrepieces and more can be found on my Easter Pinterest board.

Please tag @ohsokel and use #OSKinspired on Instagram if you create something after seeing this post. I’d love to see the results!

Until next time,

OSK xx

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