Microwave Easter Nests

What is Easter without making some sort of Easter/Chocolate related treat? I’ve given up refined sugar for lent so I couldn’t even try these *boohoo* but I thought I’d make Easter Nests as an Easter themed treat for this week’s baking post. I’m thinking of baking again on Saturday, all ready for my family to come over on Easter Sunday, and I can eat them too! I may even do a bonus recipe post for you on Sunday, if I find the time to bake and write.

Easter Nests are something that I always used to make with my Mother towards Easter, or on Easter Sunday itself. You can also make these using other cereal such as Cornflakes or Rice Krispies but I like the “nest” finish Shredded Wheat gives. They’re so very simple and can be done with just a microwave, in less than 10 minutes. Perfect if you’ve got family coming over for Easter.

Easter Nests Recipe

Easter Nests

Easter Nests Ingredients:

Makes 12 Cupcakes

 200g bar milk chocolate (I used Cadbury Dairy Milk)

2 bags Cadbury Mini Eggs

85g Shredded Wheat

12 cupcake cases


Preparation – 10 minutes | Cooling – 30 minutes

1. Break your chocolate into chunks and melt either in a bowl over a pan of almost boiling water or place chocolate in a microwavable bowl and microwave for 30 seconds – 1 minute. Then stir until completely melted.

2. Break/crumble the Shredded Wheat into a separate bowl and pour the melted chocolate over the Shredded Wheat and mix until well combined and all the Shredded Wheat is covered with the chocolate.

3. Divide the mixture between the 12 cupcake cakes and top each with 2-3 Mini Eggs.

4. Leave in the fridge to cool and harden for around 30 minutes.


Have you made Easter Nests this year? I’d love to see your photos on Twitter (@AmiRoseBlog) if you do.

Until next time,

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    • 23rd March 2016 / 1:10 pm

      I bet you can't wait to have aaaaaaall the chocolate on Sunday. I know I can't wait. I've been craving pizza the most though, haha!

      Ami xxx

  1. 23rd March 2016 / 12:14 pm

    Oh my god I haven't seen these since I was in primary school! I'm going to make some this weekend to make up for the fact I'm avoiding easter eggs! Look yummy x

    Always, Alice

    • 23rd March 2016 / 1:10 pm

      I haven't made them in soooo long but remembered them the other day and just had to make them. I've made Easter Biscuits for a post on Sunday too!

      Ami xxx

  2. 23rd March 2016 / 1:59 pm

    I can't do the shredded wheat but this are so adorable! Thanks for sharing.

    • 23rd March 2016 / 2:05 pm

      Thank you, you can make Cornflake Cakes too which are the same concept. I've got another Easter recipe going live Sunday too.

      Ami xxx

  3. 23rd March 2016 / 2:42 pm

    What a cute and easy idea! I can see these little nests being such a huge hit at an Easter gathering – I have never seen them before so I bet they would be new and unique to a lot of people out there!

    • 23rd March 2016 / 3:37 pm

      Thank you, I can't believe you've never seen them before, we had them almost every year!

      Ami xxx

  4. 23rd March 2016 / 2:49 pm

    Ooh chocolate nests now that is when you can really tell its Easter, I need to have my first one of the season to feel ready for Easter lol.

    • 23rd March 2016 / 3:37 pm

      Definitely, I love these so much! I'm going to make more on Sunday so I can actually try one for myself!

      Ami xxx

  5. 23rd March 2016 / 3:57 pm

    I know you make these things with cereal but I'd never thought to you Shredded Wheat! These look so simple and yummy 🙂

    • 24th March 2016 / 10:22 am

      You can make them with almost anything, I think Cornflakes are my favourite to use as they're so crunchy.

      Ami xxx

  6. 23rd March 2016 / 9:11 pm

    These look amazing. I would never have thought of using shredded wheat!

    Emily / The Mini Mermaid

    • 24th March 2016 / 10:22 am

      Thank you 🙂

      Ami xxx

  7. 24th March 2016 / 10:13 am

    They look gorgeous. Last year I stopped at my favorite bakery right before Easter, while going on a trip (this bakery is in a town 20 miles from my town) and I remember buying one of these Easter Nests cupcakes. It was delicious. 🙂

    • 24th March 2016 / 10:23 am

      I've got a favourite bakery too, it's always such a treat to visit. I can't wait to make these again once I can eat sugar!

      Ami xxx

  8. 24th March 2016 / 10:22 am

    Thank you! Send me photos if you do!

    Ami xxx

  9. 24th March 2016 / 2:46 pm

    I absolutely LOVE making nests so much.. funnily enough I have just actually made some and am just waiting for them to set before I take some blog photos!! Cannot WAIT to put up my post on them!! I have never actually tried making them with shreaded wheat.. I am much more of a cornflakes girl! I'll have to try them!!


  10. 24th March 2016 / 3:04 pm

    These are just gorgeous ! Thanks for sharing , I hope you don't mind me sharing this post with my friends ?! Happy Easter to you 🙂

  11. 24th March 2016 / 6:59 pm

    Awe, I remember making something similar once. These are fantastic

  12. 24th March 2016 / 11:10 pm

    What a cute idea! The kids would definitely love this. Thanks for sharing! I'll try doing this ?

  13. 25th March 2016 / 7:55 pm

    They look amazing and yammy, and tasty….aaaaa !!! So nice ! I have to try making them. Thanks for sharing this ! <3

  14. 26th March 2016 / 5:52 pm

    This looks so good and very easy to do! I love it!

  15. 28th March 2016 / 2:32 pm

    These have given me major cravings! Such a classic.

    Emma xx

  16. Laura
    29th March 2016 / 11:35 am

    These are the cutest Easter treats! My kids would adore these. Thanks for the post x