Sunday, March 16, 2008
Edible Birds' Nests
Another fun recipe on the back of the Sacrament Meeting program. Is my ward awesome or what? This is another neat Easter/springtime treat to make with the family, and was really cute and fun to do. Here's what it says on the program: "This fun craft is not only adorable when done, but it's tasty too! Sit the kids down to make this fun spring project. Be sure to make extras for friends and family."
You will need:
Chow mien noodles
Chocolate chips or brick chocolate
Jelly beans and/or candy coated chocolate eggs
Marshmallow Peeps (chicks)
Paper plates (colored plates optional)
Place squares of wax paper onto individual plates.
Put chow mien noodles in a large bowl. If using brick chocolate, break into pieces. Melt chocolate chips or pieces in the microwave, or over low heat on stove, just until melted. Pour melted chocolate over chow mien noodles, mix together to coat. Place mounds of chocolate/chow mien mixture onto several plates (on top of waxed paper). Form the mixtures into nests. Be sure the chocolate has cooled, but don't wait too long or it will harden!
Using peanut butter as an adhesive, "glue" down the jelly beans and candy coated chocolate eggs inside the nest cavity.
"Glue" marshmallow chick on the edge of or inside of the nest.
To make our four nests, I think I used about 1 cup each chow mien noodles and chocolate chips. That's approximate - I didn't measure.