Easter nests recipe

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This Easter nests recipe makes 12 chocolate Easter nests using Shredded Wheat. These classic Easter treats are easy to prepare in just 15 minutes

Homemade chocolate Easter nests
  • healthy
Preparation Time15 mins Plus 2 hrs chilling time
Total Time15 mins Plus 2 hrs chilling time
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories233 Kcal12%
Sugar19.5 g22%
Fat13.6 g19%
Saturated Fat8.3 g42%
Salt0.19 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein2.9 g6%
Carbohydrates25.1 g10%
Salt0.19 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Classic little chocolate Easter nests made from Shredded Wheat and topped with Mini Eggs.

These Easter nests are staple for springtime kids parties, or for taking to bake sales. They're also brilliant if you want to get your kids helping in the kitchen as they require no cooking. You just need to melt the butter, chocolate and golden syrup together in the microwave or on the hob. Everything else can be done by the kids. 

From scrunching up the Shredded Wheat, to mixing everything together, to arranging and topping the finished nests. You can help with the eating though. These are really quick to make but you will need to leave them for a couple of hours to set before they are ready to eat.


  • 250g milk chocolate
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 75g butter, softened
  • 100g Shredded Wheat
  • 1 x 100g bag of Mini Eggs




  1. Line a 12-hole muffin tray with paper cases.
  2. Melt the milk chocolate, golden syrup and butter in a small glass bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water. Stir regularly with a wooden spoon until the mixture is completely melted and glossy with no lumps.
  3. Break up the Shredded Wheat into small pieces in a large bowl using your hands.
  4. Pour the melted chocolate mixture into the bowl with the Shredded Wheat and mix with the wooden spoon until all the Shredded Wheat is covered in the melted chocolate.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the 12 cases, dividing evenly. Use your index finger to create a well in the centre of each nest. Add a few Mini Eggs to each nest.
  6. Leave to cool and in the fridge for 2 hrs.  

Watch how to make Easter nests

Top tips for making Easter nests

We’ve used milk chocolate in this recipe but you could opt for dark or white chocolate instead.

Our Easter nests recipe uses Shredded Wheat but if you prefer you can swap these for other cereals you might have at home already - try Cornflakes or Rice Krispies. You will get chunkier nests but they will still look just as impressive for Easter. It's better to use plan cereals than pre-sugared ones, as they can turn out sickly sweet.

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies