I know it’s not the Easter Holidays yet, but it is Mid-Term, so my youngest and I thought it would be fun to create another illustrated recipe blog post. Our previous recipe blog post was published over eighteen months ago and it continues to be very popular, with over 800 page views to date.
These ‘no bake’ recipes are simple to make, delicious to eat and they can be a great way of spending quality time with your children.
Ingredients we used:
Nestlé Shredded Wheat – we used three of the inner packets, each containing two biscuits – six biscuits in total.
Cooking chocolate – we used a 300g packet
Cadbury Mini Eggs – 200g (These are quite hard and could present a choking hazard to children under 4 years or to older children with swallowing difficulties).
Ensure that everyone washes their hands thoroughly before starting.
Firstly, spread out some bun cases on a clean, dry tray.
Then let the children use their hands to crumble the shredded wheat finely into a bowl.
Next let them break the cooking chocolate up into squares in a ceramic (not a plastic) bowl.
The chocolate can be melted by an adult, by placing the bowl over a saucepan of boiling water, or by placing the bowl in the microwave and stirring thoroughly every 60 seconds until melted.
Add the crumbled shredded wheat to the melted chocolate and stir until thoroughly mixed.
Place spoonfuls of the mixture in each bun case.
Flatten the centre into a nest shape and place the chocolate eggs firmly on top.
Leave until set, which takes approximately an hour.
Eat and enjoy.
Ensure everyone’s teeth are well brushed before going to bed.
You could expand on the theme of these ‘bird’s nests’ by talking with your children about Spring, Easter and the promise of new life. You could also talk about what this time of year means to you personally – in a way that is appropriate to their age and level of understanding, of course.