Easter Nests (GF, DF, Vegan)

The Allergy Brothers made these Easter nests with chocolate eggs at school, using our recipe.  It’s really great that the boys are always included in their class’ cooking.


75g margarine (we used Pure sunflower brand)

50g golden syrup

100g dark chocolate (we used Kinnerton free from chocolate)

100g breakfast cereal (we used gluten free flakes and Nature’s Path Munch)

mini chocolate eggs (we used Lindt dark chocolate mini eggs)


  1. Line a muffin tray with cases.
  2. Melt the margarine and golden syrup in a pan.  Reduce the heat to low, add the chocolate, and stir until the chocolate has melted.
  3. Remove from the heat, mix in the cereal, and stir until it is all chocolatey.
  4. Spoon into the muffin cases and make an indent in the centre. Place an egg in each nest.
  5. Chill the nests until they are firm.



Favorina Dark Chocolate Amaretto Eggs

Sugar, Cocoa mass, Glucose syrup, Cocoa butter, 8% Amaretto liqueur (contains almonds), Maltodextrin, Sunflower lecithin, Vanilla extract.

May also contain milk, other nuts, soya and cereals containing gluten.
Contains alcohol.

My love of discount supermarkets is pretty well documented on this blog.  They really are fantastic sources of unexpectedly free from foods (here is my ode to Lidl; by the way, Aldi had Ilumi food in stock as a special last time I was there).  Lidl know how to make this particular Free From Mummy happy this Easter – dairy free, gluten free Easter eggs with alcohol in.  Aside from the Amaretto version, there are Advocaat eggs (which contain egg) and Irish cream eggs (that contain dairy).  I bought two bags, and I might yet survive the school holidays…