Edible Birds Nest

Edible Birds Nest


Toni Kelley

Kids love to eat funky, unusual things. Well, here is a great treat that is fun to eat and just as fun to make.


Large mixing bowl and spoon

1 C. chocolate or peanut butter chips

1 ½ C. Chow Mein noodles (or rice crispies, corn flakes, shredded wheat etc.)

Muffin pan or flat baking pan

Aluminum foil or waxed paper

Candy that is shaped or looks like eggs (jelly beans, robin’s eggs, m & m’s)


The first step is to place aluminum foil, or waxed paper that is cut into squares on top of the muffin or flat baking pan. Next, press the aluminum foil into each individual cup. If you are using a flat pan, cut the foil or waxed paper into small squares. The next step requires an adult helper. Melt the chocolate and or peanut butter chips in a double boiler or microwave. Careful not to cook it too long or the mixture will be dry and grainy. After your mixture is melted, add the chow mein noodles or cereal and mix thoroughly. Workings quickly, drop a couple of spoonfuls into each muffin cup, use the back of a spoon to press an indentation in the middle. This creates your bird nest. Now it is time to place our eggs in the nest, using whichever candy you have chosen. Here is a quick tip, if your eggs won’t stick, try using a little peanut butter to hold them in place. Allow your treats to fully cool. Enjoy!

What a cute and yummy project. Your children and you will surely enjoy making, and tasting this great treat. It also makes for a great addition to your child’s classroom Easter party, or a birthday party.

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