Mars bar Easter nests recipe

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Mini Mars bar nests are so easy to make with the kids and can be decorated with your favourite Easter treats like chocolate eggs

Mini Mars bar nests
Preparation Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins plus setting time
Cost RangeCheap

Easter nests but made with one of our favourite chocolate bars.

You only need four ingredients and twenty minutes to make these Mars bar Easter nests. Leave them to cool and set over the next two hours and you will have a dozen tasty treats. They make great teatime options for kids (and big kids) or a nice lunchbox treat. Alternatively, they are excellent at bake sales because they are cheap to make but a little bit more exciting than traditional Easter nests made from plain chocolate. Mars bars add a sticky, caramelly texture that makes them just irresistible. They're easy to make with the kids as well. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge or a cool place for up to three days.


For this Easter recipe you will need:

  • 4 Mars bars, chopped
  • 75g butter
  • 150g Shredded Wheat, crumbled
  • 150g bag chocolate eggs




  1. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Melt the Mars bars and butter in a large pan over a gentle heat, stir until smooth. Remove from the heat and mix in the shredded wheat until completely covered in the chocolate mixture.
  2. Put spoonfuls of the mixture onto the baking tray and make a slight dip in the centre to create a nest. Fill with the chocolate eggs. Leave to set until ready to eat.

Top tip for making Mars bar Easter nests

Mars bars are a great chocolate bar for this recipe as they melt down into a really smooth, sticky goo. You can try the same technique with other bars too - Snickers for an extra crunch of peanuts, or Milky Bars for a white chocolate version.

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Jessica Dady
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Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 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