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Edible Chocolate Robin’s Nest Perfect for an Easter/Spring Centerpiece

A few months ago I attended a baby shower hosted by friends, Amy & Tami, for another mutual friend, Mindy. I was so blown away by the table theme and centerpiece at this party and especially, the chocolate bird’s nest. I *might* have been caught nibbling off of it a time or two. It was so good! And I loved the pomegranate seeds they had displayed in it but I knew EXACTLY what I needed this nest for. . . Easter Cadbury Mini Eggs!

So I stole it off the table kindly asked if I could take the nest with me and put it in a freezer container to await the Easter season. And that season is upon us. So I busted it out of the freezer, occupied it with my favorite holiday candy of the entire year. The kids loved it! What a wonderful way to teach them about nature and the birds that they see flying around them. Of course, I had to be sure to mention we don’t EAT real bird’s nests. Kids. :)

Edible Chocolate Robin’s Nests

Author/Source:

Amy care of @ onceamonthmeals.com, adapted from Mustard Seed’s Chocolate Bird’s Nest Tutorial

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 4 cups Frosted Mini Wheats (Regular or Chocolate)
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips (or leftover chocolate bunnies) :)
  • wax paper
  • round bowl for shaping
  • Cadbury Mini Eggs or jelly beans or fruit (for eggs)

Directions:

Place Frosted Mini Wheats in a large bowl and break up. Add 1 cup of coconut to the and toss until mixed well. Using a double boiler, (or a heat-safe bowl set over pot of bowling water) melt chocolate. Pour melted chocolate over wheat mixture and mix up until the chocolate evenly coats.

Using wax paper, line a round bowl that you will use for shaping the nest. Form the nests, either in the muffin tins or on the tray. Make sure to make a little center for your eggs. Place bowls of nests in your refrigerator to harden. When they are hardened, simply pull the wax paper and they should pop right out.

Place your choice of eggs in the center of your nest and use as a table decoration!

Freezing Directions:

You can make these ahead and simply place them in a gallon freezer bag until you are ready to use. Take out of freezer and serve. (Displaying them frozen can help them last longer as a display item.)

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14 Responses to “Edible Chocolate Robin’s Nest Perfect for an Easter/Spring Centerpiece”

  1. Kristen says:

    Love these – so different than the Chinese Noodle ones I’m used to!

  2. Sam says:

    Thanks! I may have to make some of these!

  3. Brilliant idea…I love the nest and will give this a try!

  4. Such a cute idea! I love the idea of an edible Easter candy dish.

  5. What a darling idea! I’ve thought of trying a number of things for Easter, but this one is a definite! So glad you shared…found you at Full Plate Thursday. =)

  6. I love this! (I also love Cadbury mini eggs). I wonder if I could figure out a gluten free version.

  7. So cute. Cannot believe it is edible!

  8. Miz Helen says:

    Oh Oh Oh…they are just precious! I want some for my Easter Table. Great idea and great recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday, have a great week end and hope to see you next week!

  9. Great minds think alike!!! Your is so beautiful! http://su.pr/2KEISe

  10. Trisha says:

    Lovely idea! I love that this can be used for any occasion! Swinging by from Full Plate Thursday!

  11. SusieQTpies says:

    Yum yum!!! Just saw you on the It’s a Keeper Thur. Hop! Stop on over at my blog and link up this tasty recipe in my Easter/Spring Recipe/Idea Hop! If you have others, feel free to link up! I’ll keep it going for a few months so you should get some visits from it!!!

    http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2011/04/easter-holiday-goodies-in-jar-and-blog.html

    Have a great weekend, SusieQTpies at Scraps of Life

    ps…I follow your blog on facebook

  12. ashley says:

    This is such a cute thing, my husband loves mini eggs!!

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