No-Bake Chocolate Easter Nests March 11, 2015May 22, 2015 Nicola Quinn cookie, easter, holiday, recipe The temperatures are gradually increasing, the sun is delicately breaking through the clouds and the beach in front of my house is becoming increasingly peppered with families and surfers. All that can only mean one thing – spring is finally on its way! And what better way to celebrate the beautiful season with super-cute and easy-to-make chocolate cookies? I know – we haven’t even had St Patrick’s Day yet and I’m already posting Easter recipes. You might think I’m jumping the gun a bit, but I just couldn’t wait another minute to share these Easter cookies with you. This isn’t actually a new recipe for me. In fact, it was one of the very first recipes I posted years ago when I was first blogging on Blogger! Although the content was pretty sparse and non-informative (not like the trivial rambling I’m doing right now is any better!!) the images were absolutely stunning, so I’ve kept them exactly the same. I don’t know how I managed to take such pretty food pictures when I new absolutely nada about food photography, but I did. And since this post has hardly seen the light of day since I posted it in 2011, I thought I’d spruce it up a bit and get it back out into the online world. This chocolate nest recipe is made up of only four simple ingredients – three of which I’m almost certain you’ll have in your kitchen right now – and is so easy to make that even the smallest children can help make them. If you decide to melt the chocolate in the microwave instead of over a pan of simmering water, you can even let the little ones make them all on their own! If you subscribe to the Pink Recipe Box newsletter or are super-observant, you might have noticed that I missed a blog post last Wednesday. Every now and then I just get mega overwhelmed with everything going on and I just didn’t have the time. My mother-in-law is coming out to stay with us this Friday and in between preparing the house for her, decorating with some much-needed Easter/spring touches, catching up on work after a mini break and meal planning, I just didn’t have time to post – which I’m really sorry about. I know I’m not the only one in the world who gets overwhelmed now and again. What are your tips for relaxing and not becoming stressed in stressful situations? I love doing yoga, but I’d love to hear your suggestions, too! No-Bake Chocolate Easter Nests Total Time: 20 minutes Yield: 6 small nests Ingredients1 cup / 200g milk chocolate chips 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup / 60g All-Bran cereal 18 Cadbury chocolate eggs RecipePlace the chocolate and butter together in a large bowl. Place the bowl on top of a saucepan of simmering water and stir regularly until melted. This should take around 5 minutes. Pour the All-Bran cereal into the melted chocolate-butter and stir well until all the cereal is well-coated with the chocolate. Use your hands and a spoon to shape the mixture into 6 nests on a baking tray or plate. Create a little well in the middle of each nest for the chocolate eggs. Don't worry about getting messy! Place 3 small chocolate eggs in the centre of each nest and leave in the fridge for at least 1 hour to set. NotesThese nests keep well at room temperature or in the fridge inside a sealed container for up to one week.3.1http://pinkrecipebox.com/chocolate-easter-nests/© Pink Recipe Box Here are the link parties I link up to.