Recipe: Easy Easter Nests

Quite possibly the simplest recipe to date – these Easter nests have just four ingredients, making them almost embarrassingly simple in these times of sourdough starters and Dalgona coffee experiments. Granted, they’re not the most sophisticated of bakes – there’s not even any baking involved – but if for some obscure reason you’ve actually found yourself short of time (unlikely, I know) then you can have these ready in 10 minutes. Make that 30 if you want to give them time to set..but do you?



  • 225g chocolate (milk, dark or a mix)
  • 25g unsalted butter
  • 100g shredded wheat (four of the big “pillows” – pretty sure that’s what they’re called?!)
  • Mini eggs to top



  1. Break up the chocolate into small pieces and put them in a glass bowl with the butter. 
  2. Set the bowl over a pan of simmering water then melt over medium heat.
  3. In another bowl, crumble up the shredded wheat then pour this into the melted chocolate. 
  4. Line a tray with baking paper and spoon on piles of the mixture.
  5. Add a couple of mini eggs on top of each nest and leave in a cool place (not the fridge).
  6. Enjoy