Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Egg Nests

What a cute little idea from this website. Top a cupcake with them, put them in cellophane bags for an Easter treat delivery, or sneak one in after lunch! Gotta love an easy and festive, edible holiday decoration of sorts.

If you're into those marshmallow Peep things, those would be another fun touch to the nest, eh? A little bunny or bird..

I used dark chocolate but I believe any form can be used (well, maybe not bitter chocolate please!). Make sure to add the jellybeans or Peeps right before you stick these in the fridge-- you want the candy to adhere to the chocolate once it hardens.

Oh, and I must warn you, they are messy. I was caught red-handed with one last night and photographed by my papprazzi husband who snapped too much evidence of my awesome chocolate bearded face and messy fingers. Moral of my story, you may want to eat these in secret.

Okay, Happy Easter weekend!

Chocolate Nests

1 box Chow Mein noodles
8-10 ounces semi-sweet or dark chocolate chocolate, chopped
Jellybeans or any other type of nest-appropriate candy

Prepare pans: line a cookie sheet with wax paper and spray with non stick cooking spray.

In the top of a double boiler, slowly melt chocolate. Once it's reached that point, remove from heat and add the chow mein noodles immediately. Stir to coat.

Using two spoons, place a heaping pile of noodles onto wax sheets, shaping into a nest. Try to form a slight indentation in the middle for the placement of the candy eggs.

Top each with candy. Chill in fridge for at least 30 minutes.
Makes about 6, 4-inch round nests.

1 comment:

gurrbonzo said...

Cute and delicious? Oooh, yes please.