Wednesday, April 20, 2011

White Chocolate Nests


Seven-year-old Mary Ashley was a bit skeptical when I showed her the white chocolate nests I prepared for her first-grade class. "Why couldn't you just make regular cookies?" she asked with a groan. But a little birdie told me they were a hit with Mary Ashley -- and her classmates and their parents -- at today's Easter egg hunt.

White Chocolate Nests

My sister-in-law used candy nests as place markers on our Easter table last year for a simply sweet touch.

4 cups chow mein noodles
3 1/2 cups corn flakes, crushed
12 ounces white chocolate baking squares
Speckled egg candy
Mix noodles and cereal in a large bowl. Melt white chocolate according to package directions, and pour over noodle mix. Toss gently to coat the entire mixture. Use a small measuring cup (1/4 to 1/3 cup) to scoop the mixture onto wax paper. While the mixture is still pliable, shape the mounds into nests and push candy eggs into the center. Allow the white chocolate to set according to package directions, probably about 30 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter or airtight container. Yields about 25 nests. (Note: I used Baker's Premium White Chocolate, which worked well and did not harden too quickly. For the candy, I used two 4-ounce cartons of Whoppers Mini  Robin Eggs. I probably could have gotten by with one carton, but used two to have enough pink eggs.)


Elizabeth said...

She's so funny! Just tell her "No, I have to blog about it."

Granna said...

Those are so cute! Your girls are adorable!

Jan M said...

There are plenty of opportunities for regular cookies, but only a short time for special Easter egg nest cookies. So glad the little birdie reported back with good news!

Νατάσα said...

I love your chocolate nests!!!!!!

Bobbins and Balms said...

thanks for the recipe, they look really adorable i shall make them today.

Graciously Southern Events said...

These are adorable!! So much more fun than cookies! I LOVE those plates and all things polka dot, where did you find them? Thanks!

Coastal Health and Home said...

Dear Melissa, I love these little nests. I was sent over to your blog from Life While I'm Waiting.
I look forward to getting more familiar with your blog. I noticed that you don't have an e-mail address to send questions or comments. I hope you have escaped the unfortunate weather that we have had lately. Have a wonderful day.

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