Edible Bird Nests

Edible Bird Nest Recipe


This fun craft is not only adorable when done, but it’s tasty too! Sit the kids down to make this fun spring project. Be sure to make extras for friends and family.

What You Need:

  • Chow mein noodles (or, coconut)
  • chocolate chips or brick chocolate
  • Jelly beans
  • candy coated chocolate eggs
  • marshmallow chicks
  • peanut butter (or sunflower seed butter)
  • wax paper
  • paper plates (colored plates optional)

What You Do:

Place squares of wax paper onto to individual plates. Put chow mein noodles (or coconut) in a large bowl.

If using brick chocolate, break into pieces.

Melt chocolate chips or pieces in the microwave, or over low heat on stove, just until melted.

Pour melted chocolate over chow mein noodles (or coconut), mix together to coat.

Place mounds of chocolate mixture onto several plates (on top of waxed paper).

Have children form the mixtures into nests. Be sure the chocolate has cooled, but don’t wait too long or it will harden!

Using peanut butter (or sunflower seed butter) as an adhesive, “glue” down the jelly beans and candy coated chocolate eggs inside the nest cavity.

“Glue” marshmallow chick on the edge of or inside of the nest.

These make fun gifts from kids to their friends, teacher and family members. You can also make these nests at birthday parties as a fun and edible take home party favor.

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