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#1 Sat 24 Mar 07 2:20pm

Michele C

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From Hampshire
Member since Sun 30 Jul 06

Chocolate Easter eggs in nests receipes and ideas

Hi All

I am making Easter egg nests with my youth group next week. I have 2 hours to allow 26 Children to make them. I have a basic receipe with oats and rice crispies etc. Has anyone any additional ideas to make them that bit special without too much more work. Any thing I can add or do to make them a bit more unique? Thanks.

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#2 Sat 24 Mar 07 2:54pm

Chanr

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Re: Chocolate Easter eggs in nests receipes and ideas

Here is a recipe that you may be interested in. It's really simple and quick, but you may wish to omit the peanut butter incase of any possible allergies.

Chocolate Noodle Nests
Makes 18

Ingredients
•600g chocolate
•6 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter
•300g dried fried noodles (instant 2 minute noodles)


Method
•Line 18 muffin tins with foil (push a square of foil in to each tin and smooth out the creases)
•Melt chocolate in a double boiler or in a bowl over hot water
•Stir the chocolate well and then stir in the peanut butter
•Add noodles and mix well
•Spoon the mixtures in to the lined muffin tine. Use a spoon to press mixture over the base and up the sides of the tin to resemble a nest shape
•Refrigerate until set, remove nests from the tin and peel off the foul
•The nests are now ready to fill

Last edited by Chanr (Sat 24 Mar 07 2:54pm)

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#3 Mon 26 Mar 07 7:05am

GeoffP

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Re: Chocolate Easter eggs in nests receipes and ideas

If you don't have noodles, shredded wheat works well too..

Last edited by GeoffP (Mon 26 Mar 07 7:06am)

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#4 Tue 03 Apr 07 9:27am

VENUS

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From Sydney, Australia
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Re: Chocolate Easter eggs in nests receipes and ideas

Cornflake Chocolate Nests

100 g bar of dark chocolate
50 g butter
1 tablespoon of golden syrup
1 tablespoon of drinking chocolate
125 g of cornflakes
about 15 paper cake cases

Melt the first four ingredients together in an ban marie and then take off the heat and add the cornflakes. Stir thoroughly and press into easter nest shapes in the cake cases.

Place in refridgerator to cool.

When cold you can put one or two mini eggs into each easter nest. These nests make a delicious easter treat

Easter Egg Nests
Use tiny colored jelly beans or Easter colored candy-coated chocolate pieces to decorate nests.

INGREDIENTS
3 drops green food coloring
1/2 teaspoon milk
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
6 ounces white confectioners' coating
DIRECTIONS
In a small bowl, mix food coloring with milk; add coconut and mix until evenly tinted; set aside.
Melt confectioners' coating over a double boiler or in the microwave, stirring every 15 to 30 seconds until smooth. Mix with coconut mixture and place by spoonfuls on waxed paper. Shape mixture like a bird's nest, making a slight indentation in the center of each one.
Cool completely and decorate by placing candies in the center of each nest.

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#5 Tue 03 Apr 07 12:52pm

mummza

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Re: Chocolate Easter eggs in nests receipes and ideas

You could make basic little sponge cake buns/ fairy cakes ,that should take up about 20mins/ half an hour with one group and them whilst they are cooking you could make a chocolate buttercream icing with a second group.
After the buns/fairy cakes are cooled, then each child could ice their own, roughing up the chocolate buttercream with a fork to make it look more like a nest.
Put tiny eggs on top. (and other little decorations if you wish).

These should taste good!

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