You’ll love these Mini Chocolate Easter Nests and they’re a perfect craft to do with the kiddies to keep them occupied for at least half an hour during the Easter holidays! I’ve been opening the breakfast cupboard every morning for the past month wondering when Bethany will finish the last two Gluten Free Nutribrex in the box so that I can put something else in it’s place!
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Yes I could have eaten them myself, either for a breakfast or suppertime snack or crumbled it into one of my smoothies, but I can guarantee that the second I did, Beth would develop a desire for a bowl of Nutribrex and I would feel guilty for denying her the chance! She goes through fazes you see and now that I’ve been proactive and used the last two up…she’ll be wanting them again now I guarantee it.
Can I make these Mini Chocolate Easter Nests dairy free too?
You absolutely can make these dairy free, just use your favourite dairy free chocolate and butter alternative (I use Flora blocks of ‘butter’). To decorate you have more of a challenge to make them look the same but there are dairy free mini Easter eggs out there or you can use white dairy free chocolate drops or how about a non edible chick to decorate instead. This was they look adorable but with less calories -sneaky hey?
Can I use a different ingredient to Nutribrex?
I appreciate that not everyone will have access to Nutribrex, the reason I used them was as a great way to use up old forgotten biscuits before they go past their best. That said, I actually really like the sorghum flavour of the cereal biscuits as they have a slight savoury flavour to them making treats less sweet.
If you cannot source this cereal then use gluten free cornflakes or even better gluten free wholegrain flakes and lightly crush them. These are not cornflake cakes, the final treat is denser ( and in my opinion, less likely to stab you in the gum like I often find with chocolate cornflake cakes, those things bite back!)
Like the look of these adorable Easter Nests? You’ll love these;
Mini Gluten Free Chocolate Easter Nests Recipe
Adorable Mini Gluten Free Chocolate Easter Nests
- 100 g Milk Chocolate or your dairy free alternative
- 25 g unsalted butter or dairy free alternative (I use Flora plant butter) or your dairy free alternative
- 2 Nutribx or crushed cereal flakes
- 12 gluten free Chocolate eggs to decoarate or try Moo Free, Doisy & Dams for a dairy free decoration.
- Melt the chocolate and butter together in a bowl either in the microwave or over a pan of hot water.
- For this next step you’ll need to work quickly as the chocolate mixture will start to solidify.
- Crumble both Nutribix biscuits into the chocolate mixture and fold in quickly but carefully, trying to avoid breaking the flakes up too much.
- Scoop a teaspoonful of the mixture at a time into a petit fours case. I use a mini muffin tin to keep the nests shapes intact.
- with the end of the spoon or your clean finger, make a dent in the mixture to resemble a nest-like shape.
- Add a decoration of your choice, ideally mini Easter eggs of if you wish maybe add a little chick decoration.
- Cool in the fridge for 30mins to set.
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