Last Saturday, the Oldest Grandgirl and I decided to start making some Easter treat ideas. I ran across this recipe on a Catholic Church recipe blog where cooks submitted recipes. I thought this was a super cute and super easy recipe to make with the Oldest Grandgirl. So, we thought we would give it a go.
Oldest Grandgirl had to get her hands right in the there to form the nest.
It did not take no time at all until she had them all made. She had so much fun making them, that she got up again Sunday morning and made another batch.
Woo…hoo….(now who volunteers to wash the all the dishes she dirtied?)
If you are looking for a fun, easy, and tasty Easter treat to make with your family, try making these nest.
Here is what you will need:
You will need some corn flakes, chow mien noodles, white melting wafers (you can use the Wilton ones too), coconut, some kind of candy for the eggs, I used jelly beans and you will need some green and blue food coloring.
In a medium size bowl, measure out the chow mien noodles and the corn flakes. Stir together.
In a zip lock bag, measure in the coconut. Add a small amount of green food coloring.
In a microwave safe bowl, measuring in the white candy melts. Place in the microwave at 30 seconds at a time, or until all the candy melts.
While I was melting the candy in the microwave, Oldest Grandgirl was kneading in the food coloring into the coconut, until all the coconut turned green.
When the candy melts were melted, add a small amount of blue food coloring and stir. Adding more coloring if you want the nest darker. When you get the shade of blue you want, pour the melted candy over the cornflakes and chow mien noodles.
Stir everything together until all the corn flakes and chow mien noodles are coating in the melted candy.
Put parchment paper on a cookie sheet and start forming the little nest. Before the candy melts harden, put a small amount of colored coconut onto the middle of each nest.
Place candy on top of coconut to imitate eggs.
Let the bird nest set until the candy has harden.
That is all there is to making these adorable little nest.
Here is the recipe:
Easter Bird Nest
Adapted from Catholic Cuisine BlogSpot
2 cups of corn flakes
2 cups of chow mien noodles
1/2 cup shredded coconut
2 cups white candy melts
jelly beans (or another candy to resemble eggs)
blue and green food coloring
In a medium size bowl, mix the corn flakes and chow mien noodles together. In a microwave safe bowl measuring the candy melts. Before you melt the chocolate, put the coconut into a zip lock back with a small amount of green food coloring. Knead in the food coloring until you turn the coconut green.
Now, you can melt the candy in the microwave, in 30 second increments, until the candy is melted. Add a small amount of blue food coloring to the melted candy and stir until the candy turns a soft blue.
Pour the melted candy over the corn flakes and chow mien noodle mixture. Stir the candy in until all the corn flakes and chow mien noodles are covered in colored melted candy.
On a parchment covered cookie sheet, spoon out corn flake mixture and form little next. This recipe makes approximately 9 to 12, depending on the size. Before the candy hardens, put the green coconut onto the middle of each nest. Press down to kinda glue to the melted candy. Lastly, arrange 3 jelly beans (or candy of your choice) in the middle of each next to resemble eggs.
Arrange these precious little yummy next on some cute little plates to show them off.
Happy April 1st!
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