Edible Easter Nests

Edible Easter Nests
Normally, I love Easter–the long awaited arrival of Spring, and all things beautiful and soft. This year it is just coming too fast! I haven’t had weeks to scheme up all kinds of Easter decor, gifts or projects. I did have one idea, however, and I figured I had better share it with you before Easter is over.

These nests are going to hold name cards at Easter dinner, and we may even make a large scale one for the centerpiece. They are really quite easy.

I basically made rice crispy treats, substituting chow mein noodles for rice crispies. I used the large-sized muffin tins to mold the nests. This part is really messy since you are handling the sticky stuff. (I put greased plastic sandwich bags on my hands). As you smoosh the noodles down into the pan, make sure to press in a divot for the eggs. If you take out the nests after they have set up, but before they are completely hard, you can reshape them a little so that they look a little more natural. I used Reese’s candy-coated peanut butter eggs, but there are many kinds of candy eggs that would work for this.

HAPPY EASTER!

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Comments

  1. Emily Loria says:

    cute, I want to make these.

  2. These are SO cute! Do you have any ideas for a hunting party..(Suprise for my 30 year old hubby)

  3. Kameron says:

    I’ve seen those before, and always thought they were adorable. Go you!

  4. Manic Mother says:

    Great idea!

  5. Songbirdtiff says:

    Oh my gosh! These are BRILLIANT!

  6. Attic Gal Rachelle says:

    Those are darling! My kids are gonna help me with these.

  7. Made ’em. Love ’em. Thanks!!

  8. Amanda @ www.kiddio.org says:

    I love these little nests! I’m hosting an Easter kid craft Jamboree over at my blog, Kiddio, and I’d love to be able to include your post. Come check out the details at:

    http://www.kiddio.org/2009/03/announcing-kid-craft-jamboree.html

    Or go here to sign up:

    http://www.kiddio.org/2008/01/jamboree-1-submission-form.html

    Hope to see you! Thanks 🙂

    Amanda @ http://www.kiddio.org

  9. Okay, those are cuter than the ones with chocolate…but I need the chocolate. So now I am torn!

  10. These are so great and creative. Do you mind if I post them on my blog and link back to you?

  11. Simply Stunning Ideas says:

    these look so cute… and yummy… and easy to make! Just what I need! I hope you don't mind me featuring these on my blog in the next few days! I will link back to your site!

  12. Those are so adorable! I love it.

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