Easter Macaron Recipe Chocolate Nests Easter Macaron Recipe Chocolate Nests There's no doubt that if you live in the UK (or anywhere for that matter), enjoy any shreddable cereal mixed with chocolate and celebrating Easter- you'd have spotted these easy-as-pie (easier, if I say so myself) nests floating about, well, just about anywhere. They're the easiest way of eating chocolate en masse without looking too guilty- and paired with these pretty straight forward 'chick' macarons they look pretty impressive- and super cute at that!

You will need:
- 4 Shredded Wheat
- 1 big bar of chocolate of your choice (melted)
- Mini eggs
- Cupcake cases
- 2 egg whites
- Pinch of salt
- 60g caster sugar
- 65g ground almonds
- 80g icing sugar
- 150g unsalted butter
- 300g icing sugar (for the macaron filling)
- Vanilla essence
- A few drops of yellow food colouring
- Coloured icing pens/gels for decorating...

...and breathe!

1. I started with the nests as they are so easy- and once they're all done they have some chilling time too! Simply break up your shredded wheat bars, pop them in a bowl and mix them in with the melted chocolate! Spoon this mixture into your cupcake cases to give them some shape and pop in the fridge for an hour or so- see, I told you it was easy!

2. For the macarons, pop your egg whites and salt into a bowl and whisk until they form soft peaks (so they flop over), before whisking in the sugar one tablespoon at a time until the peaks become stiff, and stand up on their own.
Macaron Recipe Easter 3. Sieve in the almonds, 80g of icing sugar, a teaspoon of vanilla essence and a few drops of food colouring (until you get your desired colour) into the mix and gently fold everything together (but make sure you do this gently, as to not lose the air in the mixture)- until everything is combined!

4. Now for the oven part! I used this silicone mould from Lakeland to bake my macarons in, to keep the shape perfect- but you can also draw identical circles on some baking paper to use as a template! Either way, dollop your mixture onto your sheet/tray with a teaspoon and leave to stand for half an hour so the macarons form a 'skin'.
Macaron Recipe Easter 5. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees and then pop the macarons in for 15-20 minutes, and leave until cooled. In the meantime, whisk your butter until soft, before gradually mixing in your icing sugar, flavouring and food colouring- until you have your desired sweetness and colour!

6. Once cool, sandwich the buttercream between two macarons, and get icing your treats into cute Easter themed animals ; )- take your nests out of the fridge, take them out of the cases and pop some mini eggs inside for your chick to take care off- Happy Easter!
Easter Macaron Recipe Chocolate Nests
If you give these a go yourself don't forget to use the hashtag #bakewithliv so I can see! Also, let me know if there's any recipes you'd like to see!


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Easter Macaron Recipe Chocolate Nests Easter Macaron Recipe Chocolate Nests There's no doubt that if you live in the UK (or anywhere for that matter), enjoy any shreddable cereal mixed with chocolate and celebrating Easter- you'd have spotted these easy-as-pie (easier, if I say so myself) nests floating about, well, just about anywhere. They're the easiest way of eating chocolate en masse without looking too guilty- and paired with these pretty straight forward 'chick' macarons they look pretty impressive- and super cute at that!

You will need:
- 4 Shredded Wheat
- 1 big bar of chocolate of your choice (melted)
- Mini eggs
- Cupcake cases
- 2 egg whites
- Pinch of salt
- 60g caster sugar
- 65g ground almonds
- 80g icing sugar
- 150g unsalted butter
- 300g icing sugar (for the macaron filling)
- Vanilla essence
- A few drops of yellow food colouring
- Coloured icing pens/gels for decorating...

...and breathe!

1. I started with the nests as they are so easy- and once they're all done they have some chilling time too! Simply break up your shredded wheat bars, pop them in a bowl and mix them in with the melted chocolate! Spoon this mixture into your cupcake cases to give them some shape and pop in the fridge for an hour or so- see, I told you it was easy!

2. For the macarons, pop your egg whites and salt into a bowl and whisk until they form soft peaks (so they flop over), before whisking in the sugar one tablespoon at a time until the peaks become stiff, and stand up on their own.
Macaron Recipe Easter 3. Sieve in the almonds, 80g of icing sugar, a teaspoon of vanilla essence and a few drops of food colouring (until you get your desired colour) into the mix and gently fold everything together (but make sure you do this gently, as to not lose the air in the mixture)- until everything is combined!

4. Now for the oven part! I used this silicone mould from Lakeland to bake my macarons in, to keep the shape perfect- but you can also draw identical circles on some baking paper to use as a template! Either way, dollop your mixture onto your sheet/tray with a teaspoon and leave to stand for half an hour so the macarons form a 'skin'.
Macaron Recipe Easter 5. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees and then pop the macarons in for 15-20 minutes, and leave until cooled. In the meantime, whisk your butter until soft, before gradually mixing in your icing sugar, flavouring and food colouring- until you have your desired sweetness and colour!

6. Once cool, sandwich the buttercream between two macarons, and get icing your treats into cute Easter themed animals ; )- take your nests out of the fridge, take them out of the cases and pop some mini eggs inside for your chick to take care off- Happy Easter!
Easter Macaron Recipe Chocolate Nests
If you give these a go yourself don't forget to use the hashtag #bakewithliv so I can see! Also, let me know if there's any recipes you'd like to see!


x

53 comments:

  1. oh ma gash how cute are these!

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  2. Those macarons look so cute!! Almost too cute to eat. I made some nests too yesterday, I completely forgot how yummy they are for something so easy!

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  3. These look absolutely amazing, definitely too good to eat!! :)

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  4. aww these are so cute, and perfect for easter. Wonderful post.

    Jess x

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  5. Oh these are super cute! And they look lovely. :)

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  6. Yummy, that looks so delicious!! ♥

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  7. These are so cute! Especially the macaroons. I find macaroons so hard to get a perfect like yours. Would love it if you could do a post dedicated to getting macaroons as lovely looking as yours. Mine always tend to end up rather fat.

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  8. I love chocolate nests - they're so simple but sooo yummy! Especially when you add mini eggs to them :D x

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  9. The chick macarons are so unique and adorable! I love this post, and you make macaron making sound so easy I may have to give it a go! :) xx

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  10. Ha! These are adorable....I think the only way I can stomach shredded wheat is when there covered in chocolate!!

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  11. Those macaroons are just The cutest things ever, and who doesn't love a chocolate nest cake x

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  12. These looks amazing! You are so talented! :)
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  13. These are gorgeous! I'm thinking of having a baking day tomorrow :)
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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  14. aw, these are too cute!
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  15. they look so yummy!
    have a lovely easter x
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  16. Super cute, bet they are yummy too
    Lauren
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  17. Looks awesomely cute! Must be really yummy too!
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  18. So cute! I'll have to remember this for next Easter!
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  19. Yum!

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  20. Why is it Easter Sunday? Why are the shops shut? You've combined all of my absolute favourite things and I can't buy the ingredients! I'm camping outside M & S food tonight!

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  21. These look so incredibly cute! I'll give it a try :) x

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  22. These are so cute! And such a clever way to decorate them!
    Happy Easter!

    Amy x
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  23. Olivia these look gorgeous! So cute and perfect for Easter. I wish I was like you, amazing at pretty much everything...have a wonderful long weekend ❤︎

    Emma x | Reverie Lane

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  24. These are so adorable!! I love any baking that include faces (like the cookie monster cupcakes) as they all end up looking slightly different, like it's their personalities coming through!

    Happy Easter, Liv! xx

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  25. this is so cute!! I always make the nests, but little tasty Easter chicks is an adorable idea!

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  26. The chick macaroons are so adorable! I've been feasting on chocolate nests for the past few weeks :)

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  27. wow they look so adorable and yummy, I will definitely be trying to make these some time soon :)
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  28. Nice post!! :)

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  29. Happy Easter!


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  30. I love macaroons and these are so cute!
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  31. Love these! I made the chocolate nests this week but made an error by using mini shredded wheat as opposed to the large ones so it took forever to crush them all! They still looked great!
    Katie x
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  32. Great recipe
    L x
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  33. These are so cute! I've been craving rice crispie cakes recently, so I might have a go at these this week! And perhaps I'll fill them with nuts so I don't look terribly out of season!

    Lulu
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  34. Oh my god these are SO adorable! The little macarons are too cute.

    Alice x

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  35. Your macarons are adorable!! I am totally making these!!

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  36. oh my GOSH the macaron chicks are so, so cute! I've never seen that design before!!

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  37. These are both super cute and look utterly delicious Olivia, the best Easter post I've seen today!

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  38. Mmmm they look so yummy! Happy Easter!

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    Love Emma xx

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  39. Guess who will be making these cute little macaroons! Hope you had a great Easter!
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  40. love!!!
    xx
    daniella
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  41. When I saw the adorable picture of the macaroons on Instagram earlier today, I just couldn't wait to see this post! You didn't disappoint, can't wait to get into the kitchen and make these! (I also can't resist but to make some sort of chocolate and cereal treat, especially during Easter!) Xx

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  42. what a great idea to make the macaroons look like little ducks! So cute

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  43. Thanks for this post! Those macarons are too cute to eat :)
    xo, Connie
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  44. Seriously!? This could not be any cuter- how perfect these are! I've never in my life had a macaron- not even sure I know how to pronounce it correctly. Definitely going on my to-do list. xx

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  45. These are adorable!
    Will definitely be making these all year round!
    Charlotte
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  46. Aww they look too adorable to eat but great recipe combining two yummy treats! Love your blog x
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  47. Those are some seriously good looking macarons.

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  48. So cute !

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