These Easter Chocolate Nest are an adorable treat to make with your kids. They are super cute, fun to make and very delicious. I used vermicelli rice with melted chocolate and molded around a muffin tin to make the nests - such a creative DIY craft idea for children with a fun treat to eat in the end.
As a kid growing up in Sierra Leone, we celebrated many holidays, but I don’t remember celebrating Easter much unfortunately. It wasn’t a big part of the culture where I grew up. But oh how I wish it was, and how I wish we got to visit to Easter bunny, dye Easter eggs, make Easter chocolate nests, and go on Easter egg hunts! Now I live vicariously through my kids enjoying these past times through their school and through the communities we’ve lived in. This year we are going to Washington, DC with the kids for the first time, so we started some Easter festivities at home prior to the trip, first by making these totally adorable Easter chocolate nests.
When I posted these Easter chocolate nests on Instagram, a ton of people commented how they made these with shredded wheat growing up. I’ve seen a lot of people do that and you can certainly do the same thing here. I tried it this month using vermicelli rice noodles. I lightly fried them so they soften up, and basically just mixed them with melted chocolate, shaped them and then threw Easter eggs inside.
Yes, it’s messy…
Yes, its kinda time-consuming…
But, oh yes, did my kids enjoy doing this! Like omg too much fun!
To shape these Easter chocolate nests, it might be easier for kids to stick them inside the muffin top as opposed to around the muffin top, but either way works.
Once they hold their shape in the fridge, you can add chocolate eggs, peeps, marshmallows or anything you’d like. I hope you try these this week, and I hope you enjoy the weekend with lots of Easter chocolate, lots of egg hunts and all the fun that comes with this holiday.
Heat the rapeseed oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.