Chocolate Bird’s Nests

Chocolate Bird’s Nests

Chocolate Bird’s Nests

Chocolate Bird’s Nests

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 12 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups cereal, such as Rice Krispies or Corn Flakes

  • 1 cup chocolate chips (milk, semisweet or dark chocolate)

  • Candies that look like bird eggs: peanut M&M’s, jelly beans, Cadbury mini-eggs

  • Optional : marshmallow peeps

Preparation:

  • Place cereal in a large bowl. Set aside.

  • Place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat on high 1 minute. Stir, and continue heating in the microwave in 30-second increments until the chocolate chips are completely melted.

  • Pour the chocolate mixture over the cereal, and toss with a spatula or large spoon to coat the cereal well.

  • Using a baking tray lined with tinfoil, place a few spoonfuls of the chocolate mixture, forming little nests. Make an indentation in each nest with the back of a spoon. Put a few egg-shaped candies in each of the nests. If they won’t stick, use a dab of peanut butter or marshmallow cream to secure them.

  • Once the nests have cooled completely, store in an airtight container.

  • For a non-chocolate version of these nests, use mini marshmallows melted with a little butter instead of the chocolate chips ( use 3 tablespoons of butter, 1-10 ounce package of mini marshmallows and 6 cups of cereal)

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