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Super-Seeded Easter Nests
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Super-Seeded Easter Nests

Chocolate easter nests - the perfect easter treat, packed with seeds and cereals for crunch and topped with mini eggs.
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword chocolate, chocolate eggs, Chocolate nests, Easter Snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 18 -20
Calories 129kcal
Author Sasha

Equipment

Ingredients

  • ½ cup quinoa rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup flaked almonds (40 g)
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds (30 g)
  • ¼ cup chia seeds (40 g)
  • 2 cups spelt flakes (70 g)
  • pinch of salt
  • 7 ounces chocolate (200 g) I used mostly dark with a little milk, but you can use all dark or all milk if you prefer!
  • a small packet of chocolate eggs mine were labelled as 'micro eggs'

Instructions

  • Place the rinsed and drained quinoa into a frying pan over medium heat. Heat until the water has evaporated and the grains begin to pop, stirring frequently. The quinoa is ready when it has turned golden and smells nutty and fragrant, this should take around 5 minutes. Remove to a large bowl to cool.
    ½ cup quinoa
  • Add the flaked almonds, sesame seeds, chia seeds, spelt flakes and a pinch of salt to the toasted and cooled quinoa.
    ½ cup flaked almonds, ¼ cup sesame seeds, ¼ cup chia seeds, 2 cups spelt flakes, pinch of salt
  • Place the chocolate into a small heatproof bowl. Set the bowl on a pan of barely simmering water, ensuring the water doesn't touch the bowl. Stir occasionally until melted.
    7 ounces chocolate
  • Pour the chocolate over the dry ingredients and mix well until fully incorporated. Press the mixture into the holes of a greased muffin tin or a baking sheet lined with paper cases. Top each nest with a few chocolate eggs and leave in a cool place to set - they should be ready in around 20 minutes.
    a small packet of chocolate eggs

Notes

Feel free to vary the seeds/cereals as you see fit!
Nutrition label is for one nest out of a total of 18, excluding the chocolate eggs.

Nutrition

Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.1g | Protein: 3.3g | Fat: 7.1g | Saturated Fat: 2.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.8g | Sodium: 36.5mg | Potassium: 79.3mg | Fiber: 2.7g | Sugar: 6.8g | Vitamin A: 15.3IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 46.6mg | Iron: 1.7mg