I'm torn between being excited for Easter and being a little sad. Easter is a really big deal for my family. When I was younger, sunrise service was something we did most years. I can remember one parent taking us kids to the park afterwards to read the Easter story while one parent "napped". When we got home the eggs were hidden all over the yard and we got to have a HUGE easter egg hunt. Last year, hubs and I hiked up a mountain to hide eggs for my youngest brother. The rest of the family followed an hour behind us and surprise! I may be a married adult, but that doesn't mean I didn't sleep on my parents couch last year (hubs too, of course!) so we could wake up and dig into our Easter baskets! Last year's bounty:
|Bit fuzzy with the camera phone!|
I wanted to share a recipe with you for chocolate Easter nests (seen in above photo) because these guys are GOOD. It's a recipe Mr. Gourmet Runner made growing up. Plus it's so easy to do, even for children. The amounts listed will make about 30 nests, and each one is BIG. So feel free to cut it in half. Just be warned that if you do, you'll probably have to make them again because they're so delicious!
1 box shredded wheat type cereal (an 18 oz. box)
14 oz. Milk chocolate
Cadbury Mini Eggs --enough for 3 per nest
1. Break up the cereal with your hands in a large bowl
2. Break the chocolate into pieces and melt on stovetop or microwave
3. Pour melted chocolate into bowl full of cereal and mix together
4. Use mixture to form nest shapes. This is easy to do by filling up the bottom half of a muffin tin.
5. Put 2 or 3 mini eggs into each nest and let set for 2 hours. (Less time if you put them in the fridge because you just can't wait to eat them!)
I'll definitely be making these this weekend!
What are your Easter traditions with your family?
Easter baskets as soon as we wake up, Easter egg hunts, and an "egg-cracking" contest.
Will you spend Easter with your family this year or something different?
We have no family nearby so it's just me, hubs, and the cats! We're still trying to think of something special to do.