Easter Egg Nests

Easter Egg Nest Recipe

This super simple 3 ingredient Easter egg nests recipe is quick and easy, and is a great option for getting kids involved in the kitchen!

My daughter I made these Easter egg nests in our first episode of Salt: A cooking Show for Kids if you’d like to check it out or follow along with your own kids! We did two versions: one with chocolate and one with marshmallows, I will put the recipe for both Below.


Chocolate Easter Egg Nests

Makes 12 Nests


  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
  • 4 Shredded Wheat Biscuits
  • Cadbury mini eggs (or whatever brand you prefer)

Step 1

Melt the chocolate chips either in a double boiler, a heat safe bowl over simmering water, or in the microwave. We used the microwave because there was less chance my daughter would burn herself. Also, if you get any moisture in the chocolate it becomes a thick gross mess. If you’re using the microwave, you can do 30 seconds the first round, and then 15 seconds each round after that. Take the chocolate out and stir it each time. I think we had to put in 4 times to get it completely melted. You may be tempted to use longer intervals, but chocolate burns very easily and will be useless if this happens, so just take your time the first go and safe yourself home trouble. 

Step 2

Once the chocolate is melted to a fairly thin consistency, gently break up the 4 shredded wheat biscuits into the bowl of chocolate. Fold and mix the mixture until it is uniformly coated and the consistency you like. 

Step 3

Spoon the mixture into muffin tins (l like to use silicone liners so nothing sticks) Press the mixture up along the sides of the tin to create the nest shape. Once you’ve done all 12, drop a few mini eggs into the centre of each nest. 

Step 4

Chill in the fridge to set the chocolate (supposed to be 2 hours but I can tell you we only waited about 30 minutes and they were fine for us so use your judgement here) You can also let them set at room temperature, it just takes longer. Once they’re ready, eat and enjoy!

If you are taking these to an event I would take them out of the wrappers, once the chocolate is set they are quite sturdy and you can stack them or arrange them however you like!

Marshmallow Easter egg Nests

Makes 12


  • 2 TBS butter (or margarine) 
  • 20-30 Marshmallows
  • 4 Shredded Wheat Biscuits
  • Mini Eggs

Step 1

Melt the butter in a saucepan over med-med.low heat. Once melted add the marshmallows. We used 20 and it was fine, but I would have preferred more marshmallow so if you like a more gooey option I would go for 30. Stir constantly until marshmallows are melted. Caution: if you have the heat too high (like we did in the video) your marshmallow will caramelize, turn brown, and will be much harder to work with. 

Step 2

Remove the marshmallows from heat and break the Shredded Wheat into the marshmallow mixture. Fold the mixture until the shredded wheat is fully incorporated and coated. 

Step 3

Spoon the mixture into muffin tins and press the mixture up along the sides of the tin to create the nest shape. You can also use your hands to shape these if you (or your kids) prefer. Once you’ve done all 12, drop the mini eggs into the centre of each nest. You could probably chill these faster in the fridge, but I usually just leave them out on the counter for a bit until the marshmallow cools. 

Same story for these, once set they can be taken out of the wrappers and stacked or placed in whatever design you like (or eat them straight from the pan like we did…) 

Hope you enjoy these treats, they are a super easy intro for someone in the kitchen and they look like a lot more effort than they are – bonus! Happy snacking!


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