Spring Break is here, and Easter is rapidly approaching, this means that the kids are home, and need “something to do” because they are “bored”. (Never ceases to amaze me, in a house full of games, toys, and electronic devices, they are bored…. I wish I had time to be bored).
Edible Bird Nests are a great Activity that also works as a Snack. Kids can do these alone, or with minimal supervision (depends on how sticky you want your kitchen to get). You don’t need many ingredients (only 3), you don’t need the oven, and the whole project, from start to finish, takes about 20 to 30 minutes.
The recipe calls for while chocolate melts, jelly beans and crunchy Chow Mein noodles, but you can mix things up a bit… substitute milk or dark chocolate for the white, substitute M&Ms or other candies for the Jelly Beans, you can even substitute broken Pretzels for the Chow Mein Noodles. Make it any way you want to. This really is a versatile recipe..
This easy and fun Activity/Snack will keep the kids, the scout troop, or the young at heart busy and happy….
Step By Step Directions with photos Below…
Edible Bird Nests for Easter with Jelly Bean Eggs
Step By Step Instructions for Edible Birds Nest for Easter
Assemble Your Ingredients
Cover a Cookie Sheet with Foil
Get the Candy Melts into a Microwave safe container… melt the melts…
Pour the Melted White Chocolate Candy Melt over the Crunchy Chow Mein Noodles
Start with around 2/3 of the noodles… it’s easier to add than take away
Stir it all Up
You Want an Even Coating, But Not too Goopy… Add More Noodles as You Go
Grab a Bit of the Goop
About a palm full?
Arrange in a “Nest Shaped” shape on the Cookie Tray
Tweak a bit to get the stray bits in line
Add Jelly Beans into the Depression You Made In Your Nest
Note… sometimes it’s good to have someone who doesn’t have sticky fingers do the Jelly Bean part
This is a GREAT activity for Kids
You just have to supervise
Let Set…then EAT!