Fill these Chocolate Nests with edible Easter grass and candy eggs for a festive Easter dessert that will delight your little ones!
These chocolate nests are adorable! Your kids will love making them for a fun Easter activity. They can drizzle the chocolate and create their own little nest of Easter treats to enjoy!
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Ingredients and Supplies Needed For Chocolate Nests
These festive chocolate nests only require a few ingredients and supplies that you probably already have in your kitchen!
- Chocolate: We used chocolate melting wafers because they melt without separating and harden well after drizzling. Use whichever flavor of melting wafers you prefer.
- Cooking spray: To prevent the plastic wrap from sticking to our bowls, we greased them with cooking spray.
- Edible Easter grass: We used store-bought edible grass for this recipe, but if you would like to make your own, see our instructions below!
- Small bowls: The size of the bowls you use will determine the size of the chocolate nests you end up with. We melted and drizzled our chocolate in small bowls, but feel free to use whatever size you have available!
- Plastic wrap: To help us keep our chocolate nests intact while removing them from their bowls, we lined our bowls with plastic wrap.
How To Make Chocolate Nests
These Easter nests are so easy to make! Simply prep your bowls, drizzle them with chocolate, and peel the edible chocolate nests out of their plastic wrappings.
- Bowl Prep: Grease small bowls with cooking spray and cover them with plastic wrap.
- Chocolate: Melt chocolate melting wafers in the microwave until smooth. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the plastic-covered bowl. Let the chocolate harden.
- Extraction: Remove the plastic wrap from the bowl. Peel plastic wrap away from the chocolate nest.
How To Make Colorful Easter Nests
If you want to make colorful nests, follow the same steps listed for the chocolate ones, this time using melting wafers of various colors. For a pastel look, add some white candy wafers to each bowl to lessen the saturation.
Once your nests have hardened, you can add whatever fillings you want! Here are a few ideas:
Edible Easter Grass
If you’d like to make your own edible grass at home, you’ll need 1 cup of sweetened coconut flakes, 1/2 teaspoon of water, and a few drops of food coloring. First, mix the water and food coloring together and pour this over the coconut flakes in a zip-top bag. Next, shake the bag until the flakes are evenly colored. Repeat for darker colors.
Easter Egg Pretzels
We love making Easter egg pretzels which are little pretzel rounds coated with pastel candy wafers and speckled with chocolate! You can find our mini Easter eggs recipe here.
Store Bought Easter Candy
Feel free to add your own Easter candy to these Chocolate nests. We recommend festive candies like Cadbury eggs, Peeps, or jelly beans, but the options are endless!
- Make Ahead: Chocolate nests are perfect for making ahead! Simply follow the instructions and store them in an airtight container at room temperature until your Easter event.
- Freezer: Frozen chocolate can last up to 18 months in the freezer. Keep in mind the chocolate may become a bit discolored after a while, but it is still safe to eat.
Frequently Asked Questions
We used a pastry bag to drizzle our chocolate, but if you don’t have one available, you can use a zip-top bag instead.
Chocolate nests would also be great for serving ice cream or fruit!
Want more Easter treats? Try these next:
These Easter Basket Cookie Cups are so fun to eat! This Easter dessert recipe is a delicious combination of buttercream frosting, chocolate bunnies, and chocolate eggs.
Easter Egg Ooey Gooey Bars have a strawberry cake mix crust with marshmallow cream and fruity pebbles treats on top. Kids and adults alike will find them irresistible!
Colorful Rainbow Rice Krispies Treats are fun to make and fun to eat! Prepare them for a kid’s party, Easter, or spring celebration!
Adorable Easter Bunny Strawberries with carrots on top! These dipped strawberries are a lovely, delectable Easter dessert.
- 4 oz chocolate melting wafers See Note 1
- Cooking Spray
- 1 oz bag edible grass See Note 2
- Candy for filling nests
- Grease the inside of four small bowls (4 oz size – 3 ⅓ in wide) with cooking spray and cover them with plastic wrap. Set aside.
- Melt chocolate melting wafers in a microwave-safe bowl at 50% power for 30 seconds. Stir and return them in the microwave in 10-second intervals, stirring after each time, until smooth.
- Transfer the melted chocolate to a pastry bag. Snip off the tip and drizzle the chocolate over the plastic-wrapped bowl.
- Scrape the excess off of the rim of the bowl and allow the chocolate to harden.
- Remove the plastic wrap coated with chocolate from the bowl, and then slowly peel the plastic wrap away from the chocolate.