I’ve been on the lookout for a clever, simple Easter treat that’s both kid AND mama friendly ever since Valentine’s day, and by dang, I believe we’ve found it. Scrumptious little birdy nests made from some of your favorite things–one being chocolate…of course. And did I already say simple? Well, I made about 9 of these in less than 10 minutes. No lie.
You could wrap a pretty little sucker bag around these before dropping them in the Easter baskets…or not. They are actually more sturdy than I expected ( isn’t it lovely when candy behaves itself properly?). I think the kids will most likely pluck the eggs off first thing, and then nibble on the spoon second, so a bag might just throw off their gobble-groove anyway.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate or butterscotch chips
1 package Cadbury Mini Eggs
Chocolate sprinkles or Jimmies–as they are called by folks in-the-know.
1 box clear plastic spoons–if you can find round soups spoons, they look the best. But as you can see, regular ones work fine too.
Melt the chips in a small saucepan. Dip the spoons, one at a time in the melted candy making sure to cover both sides evenly.
Arrange three eggs on the spoon.
Before your chips harden, dip the spoon into the sprinkles.
This one’s a bit lopsided, but it’s still so cute!
Place on pan or board and allow to set.
Keep right on going till you run out of one of your ingredients. I could have made about 25 of these but something mysterious happened to my bag of Mini Eggs and so halfway through, I ran out. Something verrry fishy is going on around here.
You’ll need to guard yours, no doubt.
- ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate or butterscotch chips
- 1 package Cadbury Mini Eggs
- Chocolate sprinkles or Jimmies
- 1 box clear plastic spoons
- Melt the chips in a small saucepan.
- Dip the spoons, one at a time in the melted candy making sure to cover both sides evenly.
- Arrange three eggs on the spoon.
- Before your chips harden, dip the spoon into the sprinkles.
- Place on pan and allow to set
- Keep right on going till you run out of something.
I originally saw this adorable idea on Cute Food For Kids.