Chocolate Egg Nests!
Having two March babies, Easter is always a very special holiday for us, simply because it is the first holiday that both of my girls celebrated after entering the world. So, when I start seeing Cadbury stocked on the shelves of stores, I know that Spring and eventually Easter is on its way!
We start planning for the big day way before Easter Sunday and we like to do crafts, bake treats and head to the store to buy the essentials. This year Cadbury Creme Eggs have arrived in new packaging. Say goodbye to partially peeling foil wrapping and hello to the new pod packaging – we really noticed that it is cleaner to eat, and fun to open. Oh, the anticipation is thrilling!
While we buy treats to enjoy before Easter, I sneak off and purchase all of my Easter goodies for the girls. It gets me excited to plan our Easter Sunday hunt but, even more excited to get the girls stoked for it. Not to mention, I like getting the first pick and having a selection. Darn, now I gave away my secret. Well, Hubby and I start the fun early and we spread the love throughout the house or add a little surprise in the girls’ lunches with a note.
Tips to Get Thrilled for The Hunt:
- Hit the stores early to get the best selection.
- Hide a treat while they sleep! I left a Cadbury Creme Egg near Gabby’s pillow, not under so she doesn’t crush it or melt it.
- Weave Easter baskets, that way–you’re ready to hunt!
- Send a little treat along with school lunches with an Easter-inspired note! Don’t worry, they’ll burn off the treat at school!
- Bake with your favorite Cadbury treats.
- Have a practice run, hide a Cadbury Creme Egg for each child in the house and give them clues to find it.
- Watch Easter-themed movies. Our favorite: Hop!
- Make Easter Hunt invitations for your attendees.
Get Your Cadbury Mini On!
While we love Cadbury Creme Eggs, the Cadbury Mini Eggs are a definite favourite in our home! We love making baked goods with them or even just using them to practice counting our numbers with my littlest.
Not to mention, they are absolutely scrumptious and make a delicious treat! We were inspired by what I call Easter season, which starts in March for us and leads up to the big day. Our muses were those delectable milk chocolate eggs in candy shells—Cadbury Mini Eggs. Our creation: Cadbury Mini Egg Nests!
Did Someone Say Egg Nests?
Yes, we sure did!
Gabby and Michaela both love Easter and they thought it appropriate to show you a fun and easy treat that kids of all ages can take part in. It is simple and you can set everything up and they can create cute little masterpieces worthy enough for the Cadbury bunny!
These are a no-bake and last-minute dessert that will not disappoint. If you are really prepared, you can use this recipe and make your own macaroons. If not, you can head to the store and buy pre-made ones and then just follow the instructions. Voila! You have a cute, festive, and delicious treat and you didn't even break a sweat!
- 8 Coconut Macaroons
- 4 TBSP of Your Favorite Hazelnut Spread
- 2 bags Cadbury Mini Eggs
- Ziploc Bag
For the Macaroons
- You can either use your favorite coconut macaroon recipe or you can use store-bought macaroons for a quick activity for the kids.
For Piping Bag
- Open Ziploc bag, spoon in 4 TBSP of Hazelnut Spread, zip it closed minus one corner to let out air. Snip the tip and you are set.
For the Cadbury Egg Nests
- Use the spoon to remove the tip from the macaroon. Make the top flat.
- Pipe on a small circle in the center of the macaroon.
- Add different color Cadbury Mini Eggs on top of the spread.
Make your favourite macaroons or buy store-bought!
The Thrill of The Hunt.
I know my girls are excited for the thrill of the hunt every year and they love it, even more, when we celebrate all season long. They had a great time making these Cadbury Mini Egg Nests and finding goodies around the house. We can’t wait to keep the fun going all month-long and I am already planning my egg hunt. Two plans, one for outdoors and one in case of rain!
If you’re ready to be inspired to make more treats, check out these Lemon Semifreddos!
How do you get ready for Easter?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.