Part of this week's Toddler fun was making chocolate bird nests. This is an easy treat to do with little one and one I'd forgotten until coming across a recipe recently. Basically there are 3 ingridents...chocolate, crispy chow mein noodles and small candy of choice. WARNING: It can get messy so have lots of wipes handy!
Chocolate Bird Nests
Melt chocolate chips (we used 2 cups)
Add chow mein noodles to desired consistency (you can also use coconut)
Small Candy (jelly beans, mini pastel malted milk eggs)
Drop spoonfuls of the chocolate/noodle mixture on waxed paper. Make an indent in the center with the back of spoon. Place candies in nest. (2 or 3 work, but for Toddler more was better on the ones she claimed as hers). Cool. I put them in the refrigerator for quick cooling and they were a little hard when we sampled. Eating worked much better when the nests went back to room temperature.
I do mine a little different. I use small, round pretzels, put chocolate in the center, top with colorful candy. Yours sounds more messy :-)
They are messy, Connie. But oh the fun Toddler had...LOL
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