Caitlin’s Confections: Cadbury Easter Nests

The other day my friend Jessica and I came to the conclusion that Easter has the best candy of all the holidays, hands down. In this case, I can’t even get mad that they start promoting holidays in the grocery stores way too early. As soon as you can buy Cadbury Mini Eggs, I’m fully on board. My dad buys them every year, and I have absolutely no willpower. Naturally, when brainstorming desserts to make for Easter, I wanted to include them. These Cadbury Nests are quick, easy, and adorable!

(I also think this recipe would be awesome to try, if you have a little more time on your hands)

There are only three ingredients in these Cadbury Easter Nests: shredded wheat, dark chocolate candy melts, and cadbury mini eggs. Regarding the shredded wheat, it’s best to buy the large biscuits. Surprisingly, shredded wheat isn’t actually shredded! I found it easiest to roll them in your palms, breaking them apart. Another tip- make sure you follow the instructions given on the package of candy melts, especially if you’re using a microwave and not a double boiler. Chocolate can be very temperamental. In full disclosure, I had to go back out to the store when making these, because I ruined my first batch of chocolate.

For these nests, the ratio of shredded wheat to chocolate I used was 1/2 cup of candy melts (pre-melting) to 1 cup of shredded wheat. You can mix these ingredients together really easily and spoon them into your cupcake tin and liners. Optimally, you’ll want to fill the liners halfway and press three cadbury mini eggs into the middle of each nest. Finally, chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving.

What’s great about these desserts is that they’re personal and very little mess. People can walk by and grab them from the dessert table, carrying them around as they mingle. Also, they look great with any Easter spread. I hope your weekend is sunny and warm and you get to spend some time with your family; I’m excited to be going home to be with mine.

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