I’m starting a full week and a half of work with no breaks. I’ve done this before, but from past experiences, I get super exhausted, terribly depressed, and I become a hermit. As I was explaining this to my sister, she told me about this book she was reading called Girl, Wash Your Face, by Rachel Hollis. Part of the book explains how people tend to give excuses to get out of social things, even for yourself, and how it can neglect you of fun experiences and possibilities. So, I vowed to make an effort to do things over this next week instead of just staying home and watching Netflix. My first activity of the week was making Chocolate Nests from Zoella’s book, Cordially Invited. I know I’ve mentioned this book in a previous post (about floral arrangements). Really, though, I LOVE THIS BOOK. It really makes me want to get out and do fun things, make fun things, and host great parties. So here was our (being my sister and me) rendition of Zoe’s chocolate nests:
These little nests are actually sooo good. Considering that it’s made of Wheaties and milk chocolate, I was worried the two wouldn’t mesh, but the Wheaties actually makes it just the perfect amount of sweetness that it’s addictive and dangerous!
Here was our recipe, as we didn’t want to measure everything out in grams like the brits:
3 Cadbury milk chocolate bars
2 packages of Wheaties
lots of Cadbury Mini Eggs
Shred (or crush) the Wheaties in a bowl.
In a different, glass bowl over simmering water, melt the chocolate to a smooth consistency.
Once melted, take it off the heat and add the shredded Wheaties. Mix until thoroughly combined.
Spoon the mixture into the cupcake liner (enough to fill the cup) and created a well in the middle.
Add the mini eggs and refrigerate for 1 hour.
These are a perfect little mini treat for Easter.
Doing enjoyable things even on hard days really makes the day seem so much better. Get out there and learn new things.
Mary Jane xx