Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Center Parcs April Challenge: Easter Egg Nests

I read a post on a fellow bloggers blog the other day I decided to join in with the challenge. The challenge is being run through Tots100 in conjunction with Center Parcs and the challenge is to make edible Easter Egg nests. You can find out all about the challenge here.

Center Parcs have given us four options as to how we do that, and leave the rest open to creative licence, and so I went for;
•    Mix some cereal, such as bran or broken up wheat, together with some melted chocolate and form the mixture in to nest-like shapes, leaving to cool for a finished nest

Well obviously in our household this needed a slight adaptation but still fits in with this criteria. Our items need to be wheat/gluten/nut/egg/dairy free. We cant make your conventional chocolate rice krispies with small eggs in. Allergy children can lack in nutrients and calories due to their limited diet and so we have to get get these into them anyway we can.

So my nests were slightly different.

I placed a large handful or raisins, dries apricots, dates, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and dried coconut into a food processor, no hard and fast amounts really, just what ever takes you fancy.

and mush it all up

I then melted 250g mint flavoured soya chocolate, and stirred through the ingredients, along with a handful of roughly crushed oat flakes.

Either place mixture  into cake cases and hollow down the middle to make a nest shape. Add some haribo sweets or puffed rice to the  centre to make the eggs.

You can also make in a square tin lined with grease proof paper to make squares if you prefer. 

This is my entry to the Center Parcs and Tots 100 April challenge. If I’m chosen, I would like to visit Whinfell Forest. 

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