26/02/2013 07:01 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Cooking With The Kids: Easy Easter Nests

Easter weekend is a great opportunity to get the kids together for a bit of holiday baking, when you'll hopefully have a bit of time off to oversee proceedings (and eat the results!).

The majority of cooking projects can be done using the contents of your cupboard and fridge, and they're the perfect way of using up all those leftover Easter eggs.

Not sure what to bake? Chocolate Easter nests are a quick and easy thing to start with.

To make them, you will need:

  • 5 Shredded Wheat

  • 50g butter

  • 3 tablespoons golden syrup

  • 150g milk chocolate, broken into small pieces.

  • mini eggs to decorate

How to make them:

  1. Get the kids to break the Shredded wheat apart in a bowl.

  2. Pop the chocolate, honey and butter in a saucepan over a low heat, until the chocolate has fully melted.

  3. Stir the shredded wheat into the mixture, and greaseproof your baking tin. Form the mixture into 8 balls, moulding them so they have a nest-like shape.

  4. Pop into the fridge until they're set, and then fill with mini eggs.

These nests will stay set for quite a while, so they make a nice nibble for Easter parties and get-togethers.

What Easter goodies do you like to make with the kids?