One of the many treats we’re having for the Easter holiday this year is birds’ nests– these are so fun & easy to make with the kidlets, and I think they look great.
Basically, you just melt chocolate chips in the microwave, then stir in a package of chow mein noodles until they are totally coated. Then, you scoop & form little “nests” onto waxed paper & wait for them to harden completely. Once they’re dry & hard (that’s what she said), you “glue” the eggs in with peanut butter.
I personally like to use the Cadbury Mini-Eggs, because they’re sooo delicious, and they look most like the real thing, but I’ve seen people use jelly beans, jordan almonds, malted milk eggs, or even yogurt raisins. The only think I might change about the process is the peanut butter- it’s ok, but it sometimes shows around the edges, & doesn’t always stick as well as you need it to…. I think using a little bit of melted chocolate as glue instead could resolve this problem- you’d just have to melt it in small batches so it doesn’t cool too fast.
What holiday treats are you making this year?