Bird Nests Recipe
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Bird Nests Recipe

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This is a fun, kid-friendly recipe I pulled together a few years ago. My kids love helping me make these. —Jessica Boivin, Nekoosa, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min.
MAKES:25 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min.
MAKES: 25 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (10 to 12 ounces each) white baking chips
  • 1 package (10 ounces) pretzel sticks
  • 25 yellow chicks Peeps candy
  • 1 package (12 ounces) M&M's eggs or other egg-shaped candy

Nutritional Facts

1 bird nest equals 267 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 207 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt white chips; stir until smooth. Set aside 1/2 cup for decorating.
  2. Add pretzel sticks to remaining chips; stir until coated. Scoop a small amount of mixture onto waxed paper; shape into a nest using two forks. Repeat, forming 25 nests. Dip bottom of Peep into reserved white chips; place in a nest. Add eggs to nests, securing with white chips. Repeat. Let stand until set. Yield: 25 servings.
Originally published as Bird Nests in Taste of Home April/May 2011, p18

Nutritional Facts

1 bird nest equals 267 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 207 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 22, 2011

"These are THE most adorable treats. The salty-sweet of the pretzels, not to mention the 'ADORABLE' factor, have made them a delightful surprise for every family member, young and old alike. It all came together quite easily, and will be a must-have for years to come! Thanks for this ingenious and creative delight!"

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Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"easy ..easy...My 4 yr old broke sticks in half..I found "nest" easier to assemble that way. I used multi colored "chicks" for his class! I was surprised how quick and easy!!"

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Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"A new Easter tradition in our house! I may break the pretzel sticks in half next time to make a little smaller nest. Our 3 kids loved "decorating" them almost as much as eating them!"

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Reviewed Apr. 11, 2011

"I have a similar bird nest design but I use the HERSHEY'S No-Bake Butterscotch Haystack recipe, Peeps, and Jelly Beans. They are an Easter favorite!"

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Reviewed Apr. 9, 2011

"These were sooo good, I made it with my 7yr old sister and she loved making them. They couldnt have been easier or yummier!!!"

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