Chocolate Easter Egg Nests

easter-chocolate-nests-recipe-photo-260x260-akarmel-001.jpgShredded Wheat or Rice Krispies and melted chocolate make perfect nests for candy coated Easter Eggs and they are quick and easy to make.


Hands-On Time: 20 minutes
Ready In: 3 hours
Yield: 8 chocolate nests





Ingredients

    5 large Shredded Wheat (or 2 cups spoon-size)
    1/3 cup good quality milk chocolate chips
    1/3 cup good quality bittersweet chocolate chips
    1/2 stick (1/4 cup) butter
    3 tablespoons golden syrup, such as Lyle's

    mini candy coated chocolate eggs

    OR

    3 cups Rice Krispies
    scant 1 cup good quality semisweet chocolate chips
    3 tablespoons butter
    2 tablespoons golden syrup, such as Lyle's

Directions

  1. Crush the Shredded Wheat into a bowl with your fingers. Put the chocolate chips into a saucepan together with the butter and golden syrup and melt over a gentle heat.

  2. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Stir the Shredded Wheat into the chocolate mixture and spoon eight mounds onto the lined cookie sheets, shaping into rounds with a dip in the center.

  3. Chill in the refrigerator for several hours until set, then peel the nests carefully away from the parchment and fill with mini chocolate eggs