Choco Birdie Nests

DS10 and DD8 had their Easter lunch at school on Thursday. The kids make all the decorations, set the tables and then sit down to a feast πŸ™‚ Everyone brings in a dish to share: ryebread, roast chicken legs, vegetables in every shape and form, fish cakes, sausage rolls, Danish meatballs, boiled eggs, pasta salad, fruits sliced up and fruits on sticks, orange and apple juice…

Every year we bring the same dish. Choco Birdie Nests. And they disappear pretty fast πŸ˜‰

You’ll need:

  • bar of chocolate
  • All Bran cereal (the one that looks like twigs, if you can get it)
  • small egg shaped sweets or chocolates
  • baking paper or cupcake cases
  • feathers (optional)

Melt the chocolate v-e-r-y slowly over a low heat. Don’t let it burn! (If you’re a virgin chocolate-melter, use a water-bath.)

Add the All Bran, a bit at a time, and stir well to coat.

Spoon into paper cases. I like to use an icecream scoop, for even portions. You could also just drop spoonfuls of the mixture on to a piece of baking paper.

Plop one or three or five eggs (remember that odd numbers always look best when displaying food) into each nest and leave to set.

I’m a sucker for those cuter, than cute ‘duck-egg blue’ coloured eggs. Add a few feathers and you’re ready to party!

If you want to complete the theme for your own Easter table, why not make the Easter Lunch Bunnies that I did on ‘Crafty Tuesday’? Click herefor instructions. We sowed cress in our ones, but you can fill them with eggs.

Have a simply eggs-citing Saturday! πŸ™‚