Last Easter, my son and I made up a batch of Chocolate Robin’s Nests for our first time. One bite and we knew instantly we’d be making these each Easter season.
With only four ingredients, this is a fun and easy recipe for your kids to help out with. Of course, your kids might be more interested in playing with the nests rather than eating them. :0)
This recipe comes from Janna, a mom of one of my son’s classmates. Janna posts recipes, crafts, and ideas on how to creatively teach her children about God. Please stop by and check out her blog, Mustard Seeds.
Chocolate Robin’s Nests
Makes 12 standard muffin size nests or 24 mini muffin size nests
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- Shredded wheat (6 large loaves)
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips
- Cadbury mini eggs or jelly beans
(1) Put shredded wheat into a large bowl and have your child crunch them up into little tiny pieces. Add coconut and toss until mixed well.
(2) Spray a regular muffin tin or two mini muffin tins with cooking spray.
(3) Use a double broiler (or a heat-safe bowl set over pot of bowling water, which is what I did) to melt chocolate chips.
(5) Form nests in muffin tins. Be sure to make a little center for your eggs. I used the back of spoon to indent the center for the eggs. Add candy eggs and harden nests in the fridge. Use a knife to pop each nest out of the muffin tins.