These easter baskets or birds nests are always very popular and they look great too. Plus they're super easy to make and the kids love getting involved. Well for Cooper it's more because he loves licking the spoon. And what kid wouldn't? I even like licking the spoon with this recipe.
Now keep in mind I actually double this recipe because I wanted to make a big batch as we were using them as gifts. Plus I use half milk and half dark chocolate melts because I think it tastes a lot nicer.
200g cooking chocolate melts
1 pkt Chang's crunchy noodles
4 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
Microwave the chocolate in a heat proof bowl for 20 second intervals until it melts.
Stir in the peanut butter and add crunchy noodles and stir until its all coated in chocolate.
Spoon the mixture into patty cases and mould into birds nests with the ends of two teaspoons. Refrigerate until set.
For these ones we made them smaller for the kids and used peanut m&m's instead of Easter eggs.
Here's the after shot. They only need about half an hour in the fridge to set.
I couldn't find the speckled eggs at my local supermarket this year so we used white chocolate eggs instead. I think they turned out ok.
We also did a few with the wrappers left on for some colour.
As I said earlier we actually doubled the batch and it made about 20 baskets, small and large. Here are a few of our combinations on how we decorated them.
Now I just have to hurry up and hand them out to everyone because they're way too tempting to have sitting in my fridge. For me and the kids.
I've linked this post to Sweet as Sugar Cookies. I've never done this before so let's see if it works.
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