Recipe for Bird’s Nest Treats

Happy Easter! Though this blog is not going to have a lot of recipes, this one is super quick, ridiculously easy and just too cute not to share!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: None
Serves: Makes about 10 treats

What You’ll Need:
4 oz shredded wheat cereal
4 oz crispy rice cereal (Rice Krispies or Koala Crisp)
8 oz milk chocolate
Speckled egg chocolate candy (Cadbury’s Mini Eggs or similar)
Cupcake liners

Directions:
1. Break up the shredded wheat until it’s basically crumbs – you can use a rolling pin or something similar but I find that hands work best! Put the crispy rice in a separate bowl.

2. Melt the chocolate in a Pyrex bowl over bowling water.

3. Add half the chocolate to the shredded wheat and half to the crispy rice. Stir both until cereal is completely covered in melted chocolate. (I might have put more chocolate on crispy rice. Ignore that.)
4. Enlist the help of a dashing young assistant. Spoon the crispy rice evenly into cupcake liners and add the shredded wheat on top. (The reason I don’t mix them together is because the shredded wheat looks more like a birds nest than the crispy rice. Why not use all shredded wheat? Because, to quote the hubby, “it tastes too much like breakfast.”) 

5. Make dips in the middle of each treat and add chocolate eggs – I used four or five on each, but you can do more or less.

6. Set in the refrigerator to harden for at least an hour. And voilĂ  – yummy treats cute enough to be an Easter centerpiece!

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  1. April 24, 2011 / 11:10 pm

    Hi, there! I just wanted to say THANKS so much for stopping by my blog today – and also let you know that the frames I got were from Target (2 large white ones) and TJMaxx (the small scalloped ones and round one).

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