Saturday, 26 April 2014

Center Parcs April Challenge: Easter Egg Nests

We tried to pack in as much Easter craft and cookery as we could this half term, but we were very pleased to be prompted in to making some Easter Egg Nests in order to take part in this month's Center Parcs Challenge.
Taking inspiration from Center Parcs Creative Director Lynne Dixon we decided to use some cereal as the base for our Easter Egg Nests.  We opted for cornflakes.

The great thing about making Easter Egg Nests using cereal is that most of the items needed are store-cupboard items, so there's no need to hunt down that elusive ingredient.

Ingredients needed are simply:
225g Chocolate
50g Butter
2 tbsp Syrup
75g Cornflakes
36 mini chocolate eggs

This is such an easy recipe to do with kids.  Just melt the chocolate, butter and syrup together by putting the ingredients on a plate over a saucepan of hot water.  

 Then for the really fun part....  Mixing the melted chocolate with the cornflakes.
 Then divide the mixture in to paper cases and top with mini eggs.

 And then refrigerate. Of course, some little people have to have a taste first.
 And he gave the big thumbs up!
We also made some Easter Egg Nest cakes too using desiccated coconut and green food colouring - yummy!
This is my entry to the Center Parcs and Tots 100 April Challenge.  If I'm chosen, I would like to visit Longleat Forest.

If you would like to find out more about the challenge then please visit

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