Easter Treats

Rocky Road Easter Nests

Rocky Road Easter Nests

Makes approx. 16

  • 300g good quality chocolate (milk or plain or a mix of both - it's up to you; just make sure it melts without going weird)
  • 100g butter
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • 10 digestive biscuits, broken into small pieces
  • 75g raisins
  • 100g mini marshmallows
  • 50g peanuts (optional, but adds a bit more rock to the road)
  • 1 large pack mini sugar coated eggs

Forget those fibrous Easter nests made with chocolate-coated shredded wheat and go for the full on, rocky road to ruin (or heaven). Children will love to make these, but be prepared to enter the sticky zone...

  1. Melt the chocolate in either a microwave (approx. 2mins, depending on your microwave), or in a bowl over a pan of boiling water (adult supervision essential here).
  2. Mix in the butter and melt a little more. Add the golden syrup and mix in thoroughly, then stir in the other ingredients (except eggs).
  3. Carefully (keep those aprons on) spoon into paper cake cases, making a 'nest' space in the middle. Add three eggs to each nest and refrigerate until set.
  • recipes Jo Arnell
  • pictures David Merewether

To see more of Jo's seasonal cakes and recipes, visit www.hornbrookmanor.co.uk and search under 'Seasonal Tips and Recipes'