Minichefs: chocolate noodle nests
Ingredients – for 6 nests
200g chocolate (we used good quality cooking chocolate discs)
75g (1 packet) instant noodles – don’t add the flavour sachet and choose noodles that only contain flour, palm oil and salt
Assorted egg sweets and chocolates
Silicone baking mat or tray with baking paper
Glass bowl for melting the chocolate
A bowl and spoon per child
Cellophane bags and ribbons for wrapping
Preparation time – 40 minutes
Number of children involved – 8
Ages of children – 3 to 10 years old
1. Place a packet of instant noodles into a bowl and break apart. We gave each child half a packet of noodles and an adult shared out the melted chocolate.
2. Place the chocolate disks into a glass bowl and melt in the microwave. Zap for 20-30 seconds at a time until the chocolate has just melted.
3. Pour the chocolate over the noodles and mix.
Tip: You may like to cover your work surface with newspaper to avoid having to clean up all the chocolate dribbles.
4. Place spoonfuls of the noodle mixture onto a baking mat and, using fingers, create a nest-like shape.
5. Little people may then like to lick the bowl. Big people may too.
6. Leave the nests to cool and harden before removing from the baking mat. You could do a little colouring-in whilst waiting for the nests to set. Use some left-over melted chocolate to ‘glue’ the eggs and sweets into the nests and leave to set again.
7. Place into a cellophane bag and tie with a ribbon.
If you’d prefer your eggs to rest in a pavlova nest, try this simple Minichef Pavlova recipe, drizzle with chocolate and fill with eggs. Instead of shop-bought sweets, you could also make your own nest-fillers with this recipe for moulded chocolate treats.
Luckily for us here at Yuppiechef HQ, we didn’t have to wait until Easter to devour these chocolaty treats.
And if your wondering what chocolate noodles actually taste like, trust us, they’re a hit.