These easy 6 ingredient Easter Nests are a fun Easter treat for kids to make. Crunchy nests made from chocolate, butter, syrup and Shredded Wheat and topped with mini eggs or your favourite Easter chocolate. These chocolate nests take just a few minutes to make and then left to set in the fridge.
These Chocolate Easter Nests look SO good, you would never guess how easy they are to make. Just melt the chocolate, syrup and butter together and stir in the crushed Shredded Wheat. It's that simple! You can then take the nests to the next level by adding some mini chocolate eggs to make them look like real nests.
If you are looking for something easy and seasonal to make with kids this Easter, then these Easter Nest Cakes are perfect. If you have made Rice Krispie or Cornflake cakes before, then this is pretty similar but we used Shredded Wheat to make them more nest like.
What is an Easter nest cake?
These are chocolate and cereal nests topped with chocolate eggs made to look like a birds next. We melted milk chocolate, Mars Bar, golden syrup and butter together and then mixed in crushed Shredded Wheat to look like a nest. It is put into cupcake cases and topped with eggs for a fun Easter treat.
Why you will love them
- Easter fun - This is a really fun and easy activity for kids to do at Easter. They will love licking the bowl after too!
- Minimal ingredients - Only 6 ingredients are needed to make these and there is nothing unusual, so you might even have all the ingredients already.
- Quick and easy - These are so easy to make! Just melt the chocolate, syrup and butter and stir in the Shredded Wheat. After that, you just need to let them set.
- Chocolate - We used milk chocolate, but you could use a mixture of milk and dark chocolate if you prefer. Try to use the best quality chocolate you can, as it really is the main flavour.
- Mars bar - We added this in for something a little extra. You have to be really careful to melt it low and slow and it does make the mixture a little thicker, but we love the extra flavour.
- Golden syrup - This makes it extra sweet, however if you can't find it then leave this and the butter out too, and just use the chocolate.
- Butter - We used unsalted butter.
- Shredded Wheat - These are crushed up to make the nests. You could use Rice Krispies or Cornflakes instead.
- Mini eggs - These are the topping to make them look like a real nest. You can use any mini Easter chocolates though.
A full ingredients list with measurements is in the recipe card below.
How to make Easter Nests - Step by step
One: In a large bowl melt the chocolate, Mars Bar, butter and golden syrup.
Two: Stir in the crushed Shredded Wheat.
Three: Divide between six muffin cases, forming into a nest shape.
Four: Fill with mini eggs.
We used crushed up Shredded Wheat to make these look more nest like, however other cereal will work too. You could use Coco Pops, Rice Krispies or Cornflakes and it's a great way to use up whatever cereal you have left.
We used milk chocolate in this, however you could use a mixture of milk and dark chocolate, which would have a more intense flavour. You could leave out the Mars bar too if you prefer. We wouldn't recommend using white chocolate for these chocolate nests, however if you do then use just white chocolate and leave out the butter and syrup as they don't mix well with the white chocolate.
We topped ours with mini eggs because they are so bright and make these nests look really fun. Plus, they are amazing! But, you could top them with any Easter chocolates like mini cream eggs or mini Oreo eggs. You don't even have to use chocolate eggs - you could shape your own eggs out of fondant icing or add some edible chicks.
These are pretty big, so we wouldn't serve it with anything else to eat, maybe some fruit on the side to lighten it all up a little. However, we do love a hot drink or smoothie to go with one of these for an afternoon pick-me-up. Why not try one of these:
- Hot Chocolate Spoons
- Chai Tea Latte
- Banana Milk
- Cinnamon Coffee
- Apple Pie Smoothie
- Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate
- Cinnamon Mocha
You can store these in an air tight container in the fridge for up to a week. They are best eaten within 3 days though, and that is never a problem in our house. You could adjust the measurements if you wanted to make a smaller batch.
These Easter nest cakes are not suitable for freezing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, if you wanted a very basic version of this then you could just melt chocolate and mix the crushed cereal into it. It would be much harder though, as the butter and syrup softens it all up a little.
This can happen when you melt everything together at the same time. To avoid this, melt the butter and golden syrup together first and then melt the chocolate into it.
If you use gluten free cereal and make sure there is no cross contamination then these can be gluten free.
If you pack these down too hard into the cupcakes cases, then they can be too chewy. Try to make sure they are loosely pushed in.
More chocolate recipes
- 175 g (6 oz) Chocolate - milk; cut into pieces
- 1 Mars bar - broken
- 1 tablespoon Golden syrup
- 15 g (1 tablespoon) Butter
- 100 g (3.5 oz) Shredded Wheat - crushed
- 120 g (4.25 oz) Mini eggs
- In a large bowl melt 175 g Chocolate, 1 Mars bar, 15 g Butter and 1 tablespoon Golden syrup.
- Stir in the crushed 100 g Shredded Wheat
- Divide between six muffin cases, forming into a nest shape.
- Fill with 120 g Mini eggs.
- We used the mixture to make 6 big Easter nests, but you could make 12 smaller ones if you prefer.
- You don't have to put them into cupcake cases. You could use an ice cream scoop and scoop them onto a lined baking tray and put them in the fridge like this. They will look a bit more rustic like real birds nest like this.
- We used milk chocolate, but you would use a mixture of milk and dark chocolate.
- We melted everything together in a bowl, however if you wanted to avoid splitting then melt the butter and syrup first and then melt the chocolate into that.
- Try not to pack the nests down too much as they will be too chewy.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.