Originally I was planning on being a sensible, organised person and writing this up a few days ago but things tend to get in the way of my plans more often than not, so i thought tonight was better late than never. And at least we still have one more day of Easter to go, right? There are two things I make every year, chocolate nests and hot cross buns (because how can you possibly have Easter without hot cross buns? Seriously, that’s just ridiculous). Also, I don’t know about you but my easter eating tends to go on much longer than this one single weekend. I was dilly dallying about which recipe to share but in the end I decided I wanted to share both as one is quick and easy and the other a little more time-consuming meaning that no matter how long you have to spend in the kitchen, be it a few minutes or a few hours, there’s something for everyone.

First up is  the chocolate nests, not only are they really easy but they’re so cute and fun to make, perfect for doing with kids as well as, apart from melting the chocolate, there’s no heat or knives involved an it takes minimal effort. (I also like to think that seeing as how it has loads of all bran in it, it’s a little healthier…)

Chocolate Easter Nests (makes 8-10):

  • 200g dark chocolate (or white, or milk, just use your favourite)
  • 20g butter
  • 130g all bran (make sure to get the little sticks and not the flakes)
  • mini eggs

Melt your chocolate over a bain-marie (a bowl placed over a pan of simmering water).

Once it’s melted, turn off the heat and add the butter.

Stir the All Bran through the melted chocolate

Line a baking tray with baking paper and dollop spoonfuls of the mixture a few inches apart before pressing the sides up so that they look like little birds nests

Pop in the fridge until they’ve set and then fill with mini eggs

How easy was that? Enjoy, Happy Easter everyone xx