It doesn’t get much simpler than this, but my boys love cooking and baking and we were challenged by the team at Center Parcs to make some Easter Nests. We made the standard ones with chocolate and rice crispies, but we also decided to make some with popcorn and marshmallows.
- Chocolate buttons
- Rice Krispies
- Mini Eggs
These are the most simple to make and we use buttons as they melt faster. We melt the buttons in a heatproof dish in the microwave and simply stir in the rice krispies until they are all covered.
The boys then scoop them in to the cases and add the mini eggs on top.
Popcorn and marshmallow nests
These are much messier to make, but just as much fun. My tip is to make sure you have a bowl of clean warm water at hand so you can shape the nests with wet hands to prevent the marshmallows sticking on to your hands.
We used massive marshmallows as that is what we had in from when we roasted them last, but any will do. We popped them in to a heatproof bowl and in the microwave for 30 seconds. They started to expand!
We then mixed them with some popcorn which we had previously popped using a spatula. With wet hands to placed the popcorn in to large muffin cases. We dried out hands before adding mini eggs.
If we had any white chocolate we could have melted that and drizzled it on to the nests.
Why don’t you make some edible Easter nests for the competition over at Tots100.
By getting involved in this month’s challenge you could be in with a chance of becoming a wildcard blogger and winning a break at a Center Parcs Village of your choice!
The challenge closes on April 27th so good luck!
Disclosure: We are Center Parcs family bloggers.
These look great! Never thought of using popcorn, we love homemade popcorn here though usually we have it savoury chilli flavour being are favourite!
Have to say that these look absolutely delicious – though you had me at the ingredients!!
Too sickly for me lol – don’t like marshmallow, but I love the recipe idea, makes a nice change from the chocolate nests. Great photos too. Happy Easter!
Ooh these sound delicious Jen, love all the ingredients so together they must be awesome! What a great incentive with Centre Parks too, best of luck 🙂
They sound yummy! I like the idea of marshmallow instead of chocolate – may have to have a go at these!
Such a shame my kids don’t like popcorn as these sound delicious
Mmmmmmm bring me one over lol
I’m sure my kids would love these, however I would wolf the lot of them down first 😉
they look so delicious!
Just love baking with the kids for easter .x
These look fantastic. Thank you for sharing, I may make them at the weekend.
Great alternative to the normal chocolate nests x
Oh my gosh popcorn and marshmallow?? Why have I never thought of that?!
My girls are going to love making these! I’ve pinned it 🙂
These look great! I’ve not thought of using popcorn 🙂 x
We made nests last year but not with popcorn and marshmallows what a great idea
Love the popcorn, they look fab and I don’t need to be told they tasted it too!
That is unique popcorn nest , I love it
I wouldn’t have thought about using popcorn, a great idea!
The kids would love these as an Easter treat. Popcorn and marshmallows is a really unusual combination!
Yum these look great!
Love these ideas!!! NEver thought about the popcorn nests before x
Mmmm I like the look of those! Might try them tomorrow – the kids have been on at me to make some more nests with them but we had a chocolate/shredded wheat fest last weekend and I haven’t been able to face it again! #blogclub
Ooo I hadn’t thought of using popcorn for that before!
what a sweet idea and the pictures are fantastic! x
ooh love the popcorn addition! we made some easter nests today too and added mini marshmallows! great minds eh!? xx
We’ve made corn flake nests already this easter, but could definitely be tempted into making more!
Sounds like a winning combination!
These look nice and simple (right up my street) I must try to make these over Easter! x
Your CommentsI love chocolate rice crispie cakes, they are delicious. F tends to just try and eat the chocolate straight out of the bowl! x
They look so good. I have to admit I am like a little kid in these things, I love kiddy sweets 🙂
Hello! I just stopped by from the CricutEU twitter feed as I was checking out who else will be at the bloggers event in London (see you there!). These nests look fabulous and would be a definite hit with my kids, I have pinned them for future reference! x
Oh yum! I love popcorn and never would have thought to use it to make treats and with marshmallow too!!! I could die happy, lol! #recipeoftheweek
I’d have never have thought about using popcorn. Great idea!
Ooh, I’m liking the idea of melty marshmallow popcorn cakes!