Easter is right around the corner. When my kids were little, we used to always look forward to special holidays like this one. It was a time fun activities in our home, as well as creating delicious and kid friendly snacks. One of our favorites is Bird’s Nests.
These cute snacks only use three ingredients and can easily be changed using any sort of sweet and savory item.
For our nests, we used potato sticks, but the original version calls for Chow Mein noodles, which we have used as well.
The original version also calls for butterscotch chips, but we are chocolate lovers in our home, so we chose dark chocolate, and of course you have to have those lovely little Robin’s Eggs. Putting this recipe together is VERY kid friendly. It’s something that once you start with your little ones, you can expect to do for years to come. I should know! My “little one” is 16 now and she still loves to make them.
- 1 small can of potato sticks
- 1 dark chocolate candy bar
- 1 bag of mini Robin’s Eggs
- Melt the chocolate bar in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments until it has melted.
- Open up your can of potato sticks and pour them into the melted chocolate.
- Stir the two together gently until the potato sticks are coated in chocolate.
- Remove a little of the mixture and place on a parchment or wax paper lined baking sheet.
- Mold them until you get a “nest” of some sort. Take 3 eggs and place in the middle.
- Continue doing this until you have used all of the mixture and then place in the refrigerator for a couple of hours to firm the chocolate back up.
- Remove easily and carefully from the paper and enjoy your bird’s nest!
What are your favorite Easter treats to make?