Saturday, April 4, 2015

Simple Chocolate Nests

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When holidays arrive, I like to make themed treats with/for the kids.  However, I find myself often ending up putting it off, and then the time arrives and nothing is made.  I went to the grocery store this morning to pick up stuff for their Easter baskets and egg hunt in the morning (side note - the BEST time to go to the grocery store is when they first open.  They opened at 6am today - I arrived at 625 and only saw 2 other shoppers the entire time I was in the store).

While I was there I decided that I would make some chocolate nests.  They are so easy to make, and only take a few minutes. BONUS: since they are so simple, it's a great treat to get the kids involved with!

Simple Chocolate Nests
What you need:
  • mini eggs
  • rice cereal (approx 2 cups)
  • baking chocolate (approx 1 cup)
    • I used chocolate chips, but any kind of melting chocolate would work
  • melt chocolate 
    • using a double boiler is best, but you can use the microwave if you prefer - just be careful not to scorch it
  • pour melted chocolate over rice cereal and mix until combined
  • drop chocolate and cereal mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet in large spoonfuls
  • place 2-3 mini eggs onto each nest
  • place sheet in fridge for 10 minutes to set
chocolate, eggs, easter, birds nests

Mr. K loved being able to help - his job was to place the mini eggs onto the nests - of course, somehow we ended up with some missing eggs....still not sure how that happened ;)

Sunday morning the Easter Bunny will have left their easter baskets and a small indoor egg hunt for them.  In the afternoon we will head to my aunt and uncles house for a family dinner and then home to bed.  I hope you have a wonderful Easter with your family!

More baking ideas:
Home Made Vanilla cookies and cream cake chocolate mint cookies pretzel bites


  1. I made these with my day home kids. For some reason we had some eggs disappear too! Maybe it was the vortex that the chocolate made with the.... oh who am I kidding? I ate them!! The kids loved the special treat! Thanks for sharing!

    1. I am so glad to hear that! Glad they enjoyed it!

  2. These are so cute and easy to make! Thanks for sharing!


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