Easter Birds Nest Recipe

This Easter birds nest recipe is very easy so even the kids can help. You could either make one large nest as a table centerpiece or a small one for each child.

These Easter birds nests are also very easy to make so a great one for the kids to help you with. Just be careful when using the hot chocolate and sticking little fingers in it to taste!

And if you are having a party at the same time then check out my KIDS EASTER PARTY IDEAS for Easter games, activities and lots of other fun stuff.


Ingredients for Easter Birds Nest Recipe

Preparation Time: 20 minutes + cooling time
Makes about 8

Equipment: Non metal bowl, microwave, wooden spoon, metal spoon, silicone muffin mould or patty tins

  • 200gm milk chocolate cake covering
  • 185gm desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 tablespoon water
  • Small chocolate eggs or jelly beans

Tip: Use cooking chocolate if you are in a warm climate as it moulds more easily and is less likely to melt in your hands.

Easter Birds Nest Recipe - How to Make

  1. Break up the chocolate into small pieces and melt either in the microwave on a low setting or place it in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. 
  2. When the chocolate is fully melted, remove from the heat and add the coconut and give it a good stir. Add a couple of drops of water which helps the mixture harden.
  3. Allow the mixture to cool so that you can handle it and then form into eight small balls.
  4. Place each ball in a patty tin mould and using a spoon make an indent in the center of each nest. I like to use the end of a pestle for this but if you don't have one then a spoon is just fine.  If you are making one large nest, draw a circle outline on the paper first with a pencil so as to act as a guide. 
  5. Place the nest(s) in a cool place or fridge to set. 
  6. When full set, lift carefully off the sheet and fill with small chocolate eggs or jelly beans. 

Need a silicone mould?

Silicone moulds are the rage right now. I like them because they don't need greasing and can go in the oven and dishwasher. The only thing is that they are kind of floppy so you will need to rest them on a solid baking tray.

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