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30 March 2010

Easter treats

I like to think about treats (safer to just think...) these days, (OK, all days)..., when I came across some Chocolate Bird Nests with the Cadbury Mini Eggs- a very important, favorite candy around these parts at Easter time, (only more perfect if they were made with dark chocolate).
Now, believe me, there are some crazy looking edible nests out there. This recipe/egg combo, with crunchy chow mein noodles looks the most like a "nest" and not a pile of poo with eggs balancing on top, like nests made with Rice Crispies or smashed up Frosted Mini-Wheats. And really friends, who needs jelly beans in a nest? Please, not chocolate= not interested.
I think try and round up my young ones this week and give this recipe a try.

Chocolate Birds Nests

5 oz. crunchy chow mein noodles, 1 small can ( I wonder how Fiber One cereal would work, might try that instead)
1 cup chocolate chips (1/2 a bag)
1 tsp. vegetable shortening
1 bag Cadbury Mini-Eggs, a few for the nests, the rest for snacking or jelly beans (if you're crazy... or that's the only egg shaped candy you have on hand)

-Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Melt the chocolate and shortening together in a microwave or a double boiler, stirring until melted.
-Allow to cool slightly, but do not let it set up. Stir in the chow mein noodles ( or cereal) until evenly coated.
-Drop the coated noodles onto the baking sheet with a large spoon. For 5 large nests, form into a circle about the size of an adult palm or half that amount for 10 small nests.
-Use your fingers to sculpt the noodles into a round shape and to form an indentation in the middle of the nest.
-Place eggs in the nest while chocolate is still wet. Place nests in the refrigerator to harden.

1 comment:

steph said...

Just to let you know, I did see dark chocolate cadbury eggs! I saw them @Maceys yesterday!! Yeah, you're welcome!


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