Easter is just around the corner and we are having all kinds of fun planning and crafting away in preparation. One of my favorite Easter treats is making Birds Nests even though each person in my house has a different “favorite” nest recipe. When HERSHEY sent over a generous box of goodies for me to play with, I thought it might be a good time to share our three favorite Birds Nest recipes with you. These are delicious, adorable, and easy enough to make that the kids can help out.
LJ has been a Rice Krispies fan ever since he tasted his first one, so I guess it makes sense that his favorite nest is made out of Cocoa Krispies. This one doesn’t even need a recipe! Just melt a little butter in a sauce pan, add marshmallows and continue to melt on medium low until they are liquid. Add your Cocoa Krispies until you have the desired balance of marshmallow to Krispie. (Here’s a helpful tip that I wish someone had told me – let the mixture begin to harden a bit before molding it into a nest. My first few nests fell apart before the marshmallow began to harden enough to keep them together.) Once the nests are cool, fill them with CADBURY Mini Eggs.
Jay’s favorite nest is one I had not tried before. We took chow mein noodles and tossed them in melted butterscotch and peanut butter. I used a 2:1 ratio of butterscotch chips to peanut butter and the taste and consistency were just perfect. I tossed the noodle in the mixture until they were coated, but not dripping with it and then used a small ramekin dish to mold my nest. An hour in the fridge set it nicely! Once again we filled the nest with CADBURY Mini Eggs.
I’m a bit of a chocoholic, so it’s no surprise which nest is my favorite. I love the mix of salty and sweet plus the crunch – ahhhhh, perfection. My nest is also super easy to make. I simply melted down a half a bag of HERSHEY’S Kisses and then stirred in some potato sticks. Once again, I used a ramekin dish as my mold and refrigerated it until it was solid. I think this one looks the most like an actual nest, and the CADBURY Mini Eggs look totally authentic, don’t you think?
You could easily customize these even more by changing up what you put in the nest. CADBURY Mini Creme Eggs would be a delicious choice, as would JOLLY RANCHER Jelly Beans! There’s also a delicious nest recipe using coconut over on the Celebrate with Hershey’s website.
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I received product from Hershey’s and a stipend from Global Influence to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.