Friday, March 30, 2012

Chocolate Bird Nests For Easter

Yes, I’m still juicing and eating healthy! Yesterday I made three batches of Easter treats and didn't lick my fingers once!Wow! I don't know if that is a great accomplishment or sad that I missed out on the chocolate that was all over my fingers. Seriously, it was fine. I am committed to juicing and eating super clean from now til Easter, then I will enjoy Easter dinner (and treats).

We typically host Easter dinner; this year is no exception. For dessert, I decided to go in a fun direction this time. Yesterday I made Chocolate Ice Cream Sundae Bowls, Tuxedo Bunnies and these Chocolate Nests.

Fair warning, this is gooey! If you are one of those people that doesn't like your hands getting messy and sticky, then you need to recruit someone to help you with this one.

What you need:
1- 24 oz bag Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
2- 12 oz bags Chow Mein Noodles
1 bag Reeses Peanut Butter Eggs
Wax Paper
Pour half of the bag of semi sweet chocolate chips into a medium sized, microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir choc and continue to microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until fully melted.

Pour 1 bag of chow mein noodles into the bowl with the chocolate. Gently stir together until noodles are fully coated with chocolate.
Lay out a laaaarge piece of wax paper. (Unless you have someone to help you, you won't be able to get another piece of wax paper without fully washing all the chocolate off your hands once you are in the middle of it.) Now comes the fun part. Side note - I tried spraying my hands with cooking spray before doing this and it didn't make the least bit of difference.

Either with the spoon or your hand, place a scoop onto the wax paper. With your hands, form it into the shape of a nest, making a little bit of an indent in the center. Your hands will be coated with chocolate, there's no way around it!
Continue forming nests until you have used all of the chocolate mixture. Semi sweet chocolate does not harden immediately (like melting chocolate does) so you have plenty of time to form all nests before you need to place the eggs in them.

After you have used all of the mixture, and washed your hands, place three Reese peanut butter eggs in each nest. Note: you could use any chocolate eggs, but the peanut butter is such a great combination with the chocolate nest.
Depending on how many nests you want, repeat the process with the other half bag of chocolate chips and chow mein noodles.

Let the nests sit (I leave them overnight, covered with wax paper) to harden. The next morning I stack them in a deep Tupperware container with wax paper between layers.

Then let the fun begin as you serve them on Easter!
Printable Recipe

For more fun recipes and holiday ideas Click Here and Here.

What is your favorite Easter tradition? To leave a comment click here.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment...I love learning from you! Click on "subscribe by email" to receive follow up comments