Easter Egg Nests
I remember when I was 8 we lived next door to 2 kids who were only allowed to eat healthy foods like wholemeal bread, dried fruit, lentils and carob for chocolate. They also had a teeny tiny black and white television, and they were not allowed to watch Sons and Daughters. Oh the travesty!! I thought these kids were so sad and deprived, and that their mother must have been a witch who grew up in a cult.
The mother did sell Amway, so that is very much a possibility.
I’m sure that’s how my kids feel, and I know they were a little suspicious that they were going to miss out on all the usual Easter treats thanks to our healthier way of living. So I surprised them yesterday and made these gorgeous little nests for Easter next week. They didn’t photograph too well, but they are so cute and yummy mix of sweet and salty.
I even let them have one each after school.
What you need
- Melted white chocolate
- Mini pretzels
- Small pastel Easter eggs
- Pastel sprinkles
- Desiccated coconut
- Line 2 trays with grease proof paper.
- Place pretzels on trays.
- Melt your chocolate.
- Pour melted chocolate into a zip lock sandwich bag or piping bag.
- Pipe small amount of chocolate onto centre of each pretzel.
- Place Easter egg on top of chocolate.
- Top with a dusting of sprinkles and desiccated coconut.
- Chill until set.
Want to know how to decorate the perfect Easter egg? Take a peek at my latest Mission for Health article for some super easy egg dyeing tips.