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Thursday, 16 April 2009

Chocoholics’ I call You Unto My Nest........

Although Easter is now behind us, I just couldn’t resist in posting these simple little creations. I am somewhat behind in the blogosphere, *my apologies*, I have had family popping in and out and tomorrow other family members will be arriving and staying for a couple of days, so all in all it has been a lovely busy festive period.




I have previously mentioned that here in Britain abundant amounts of chocolate that will have been eaten over this festive period. Chocolate Easter eggs with middles filled with delightful chocolates of all dimensions and flavours, chocolate cakes for high tea, chocolate bunnies and chicks or whatever floats your boat in chocolate form. I can hear chocolate bells ringing in my ears and oh what jubilation this brings to one self-confessed chocoholic – ME!! Oh yes I admit, I do have to pace myself these days, however, the euphoria it still brings to my body and soul, I am still one very contented Mrs R.....!!!

Today, I am showcasing a simple little chocolate treat ‘Chocolate Nests’ that can be whipped-up in minutes. This is a treat that will put a smile on any child’s face not forgetting any adults like me, who after all these years still cannot resist a sneaky bite of one - bawhahaha.........


Chocolate Nests

Makes 4

Ingredients
176g (6 oz dark chocolate
60g 92 oz) butter
3 cereal biscuits, such as Shredded Wheat
60g (2 oz) raisins
18 -24 miniature chocolate sugar coated eggs

Method


Lightly grease a 4 individual Yorkshire pudding tray. Melt the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water until smooth, making sure no water splashes into the chocolate. Crumble the cereal biscuits and stir them into the melted chocolate with the raisins so they are completely coated in chocolate. Carefully spoon the mixture into the tins to represent nests and make a depression in the centre of each ‘nest’ with the back of a spoon. Leave to chill until set. Carefully remove each set chocolate nests and fill with miniature chocolate sugar coated eggs *I used Cadbury’s*.

Lastly, sit back and smile in wonder on such beautiful creations you have made. How will you eat yours? Will you nibble at the nest or eat all the miniature chocolate sugar coated eggs first? *Giggle* - I went for the chocolate sugar coated eggs first ;0)



31 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That's such a pretty nest! Great job!

Cheers,

Rosa

alskamom said...

How creative! The nests looks so pretty!! I've got to remember this for next Easter. :)

Hornsfan said...

such a pretty treat! i'll have to whip these up next year ;)

Sara said...

How cute! I wouldn't be able to resist eating these :)

Sanghi said...

So tempting Rosie..! :)

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Rosie, this looks so cute! I love this idea.

Snooky doodle said...

these look great! such fun making them too :)

Coleen's Recipes said...

What a great idea, to use Shredded Wheat as nesting material!! I'm writing that one down.

Dani said...

Oh I love when you bake for me Rosie LOL
Looks great! :)

Uma said...

ooh, yummy choco eggs! Look soooo pretty and tempting!

applecrumbles said...

I love these! Great idea.

J.Danger said...

I love these! my aunt always makes them for us for Christmas, and she calls them Christmas Crickets! They are not nests, she breaks them up into log forms almost, hence the name crickets. Too good!

Desmone007 said...

That looks so neat! I bet it was yummy too.

A_and_N said...

I'd love to arrive in this nest and be a flightless bird (like a Kiwi or something) so that i never fly out of this nest and hog on all the chocolate :D

Bunny said...

This is so pretty with the colored eggs in it, I'll have to remember this for next yr!

Ingrid said...

Those are pretty cute. Makes me wish I was a fiend for chocolate.
~ingrid

Heather said...

I think I would alternate - one chocky egg, followed by a little bite of nest, then another egg until it was all gone. Great idea to use chocolate covered wheaties!

Elyse said...

These chocolate nests are just precious!! It's never too late to share these great treats with us!

Sylvie said...

Rosie, they are lovely. I hope you have a great time with your family and friends.

Faery said...

With no doubts it is beautiful and as i am a huge chocolate fan or chocoholic I know it is delicious, I want a tree full of those nests :9 yum

Sanghi said...

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Bellini Valli said...

These remind me of a childhood favourite - Haystacks we called them made from oatmeal. I hope you had a wonderful Easter:D

Bridgett said...

This is such a cute idea, I love it! My little ones would have a blast with a piece of this.

Donna said...

That's a great idea!!!hughugs

Anitha said...

Hey Rosie,
That is so cute....Excellent presentation.

Anitha

Cynthia said...

Rosie you outdid yourself this Easter.

culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess said...

They are so cute Rosie, excellent photo's too :)

Nicisme said...

I love these Rosie, and so cute!

Aparna said...

These are so irresistibly cute, Rosie. I'd say a treat for non-chocoholics too.:)

♥Rosie♥ said...

You are all SO very kind - thanks to all my 'dear' friends :0)

Best wishes Rosie x

TeaLady said...

Cute!