Sugar free chocolate easter nests

When I was styling my Easter table I realised that I feel a bit left out at Easter because I no longer eat sugar, so no chocolate for me. I decided to try to make something this year that is sugar free but still enables me to join in with the chocolate fun and I’d like to share the recipe that I’ve created just in case you’d like to try it yourself – it really is very delicious.

Sugar free chocolate Easter nests | By Apartment Apothecary


(To make four nests)

6 medjool dates

8 level tps of coconut oil

6 tsps of almond or mixed nut butter

4 heaped tsps of cocoa powder

2 1/2 crumbled shredded wheat


1. Finely chop the dates.

2. Put the dates, coconut oil, nut butter, cocoa powder into a saucepan and heat over a low heat.

3. Stir and heat the ingredients until they combine to a loose paste.

4. Take off the heat and add the crumbled shredded wheat and stir until they are covered by the chocolate mixture.

5. Shape the mixture into nests on grease proof paper.

6. Pop the nests into the freezer for about 30 mins until they set hard.

Sugar free chocolate Easter nests | By Apartment Apothecary

You can fill your nests with blown eggs, chicks or anything else you fancy.

Have a wonderful long weekend everyone!

Katy x





  1. 8th April 2015 / 7:48 pm

    Hey Katy! I am in the middle of doing a grain, refined sugar and dairy free elimination diet to try to sort out some health issues (it’s working!) So I also struggled this easter. I made myself some brownies which ticked all those boxes and taste so good! I keep a supply of 85% dark chocolate around too. These look lovely though (although I couldn’t have the wheat)

    • Katy
      9th April 2015 / 8:09 am

      Gosh! I’m not even sure what’s left after dairy, grains and sugar. I really hope it’s going well – at least there are loads of amazing recipes now that you can use. I had really yummy sweet potato, cocoa and date brownies the other day. I think it was a deliciously Ella recipe xx

  2. 21st April 2015 / 7:32 pm

    Yeah it is tricky, but not as tricky as I thought it would be I think in part because I have a clear health goal, rather than just vanity reasons? I’m not quite so hot on the sugar as the grains and dairy though, if I’m honest! Will look up that recipe, thanks.

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