Easter Bunny Chocolate Basket

I cannot lie: I had all the fun today making these Easter nests for three of my godchildren – two of them are a bit young for chocolate excess. After all, what kind of mother doesn’t want someone providing the means to create crazy sugar-ramped children over the Easter holidays? *smirks*


These nests are surprisingly easy, and remarkably inexpensive to put together. That’s because  of my secret weapon: I have a 99p shop a few blocks away on Camden High Street, where I purchased my hanging baskets nests. For 99p each – obviously. Head to the gardening section of your local discount store and rummage around – I’ve even used coir basket liners before – see here.

Easter Bunny Chocolate Basket

Easter Bunny Chocolate Basket

I couldn’t find my pliers, so I used a pair of garden secateurs to carefully bend the wire chains, so I could slip them off the baskets.

Easter Bunny Chocolate Basket

Then I filled each basket with dust-free straw from the pet shop (£3 for a bale – I used about .5% off it – hoping my friend Alex might want it for his rabbit Latrice).

Easter Bunny Chocolate Basket

Then the fun began: I used Lindt chocolate bunnies (on offer at Waitrose), foil-wrapped eggs, more bunnies, and a box of psycho fluffy chicks (just look at their expressions)

easter chocolate bunnies eggs chicks

Easter Bunny Chocolate Basket

all from The 99p Shop, Cadbury’s Mini Eggs, and I may have lobbed in some mini Creme Eggs and Galaxy Caramel Eggs after I’d taken my (slightly) tasteful photos.

Easter Bunny Chocolate Basket

And there you have it: the ultimate child-pleasing, hyperactivity-guaranteed Easter Bunny Chick Nest…

Easter Bunny Chocolate Basket

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3 comments

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Right, I’m off to Poundland tomorrow, can’t belive I didn’t think of this! And the bonus is, Pets at Home are right next door to Poundland to buy the straw 🙂 The possibilities are endless – being in Cornwall I might make some mini chick surf boards to put in!

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Such a lovely idea they are totally adorable!

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adorable!

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