Monday, April 10, 2017

Easter Edible Nests ~ Dessert for little or BIG kids!!

If you’re like me, you look for easy dessert recipes as the AUNT OF THE YEAR to make for holidays and this one is great for Easter! Instead of making a square pan of rice krispie treats, you use a muffin tin to make individual little bird nests!

Easter Edible Nests 

This was fun!! It was Easy!! And the Kids really enjoyed making a nest for each special person in their life! 1 for Nana, 1 for Pap, 1 for Mommy, 1 for Daddy with extra chocolate eggs.... 1 for Uncle Brian with extra grass, and 1 for Aunt Sisa!!! 

Aunt Sisa controlled what she could..... to make it healthier with grass fed butter, 

Nature's Path Organic Crispy Rice Cereal, and yummy, all-natural marshmallows that look weird but melt beautifully!! :) find healthy alternatives when you can!! BALANCE IS KEY!! 

cooking craft
The kids LOVED this cooking craft 

Ingredients Needed:
  • 3 tbsp. grass fed butter
  • 1 10 oz bag of marshmallows or all-natural (whole foods)
  • 6 cups of crisp rice nature's path is gluten free! 
  • Edible Grass (target & Amazon) *this is not natural!! LOL! 
  • Robins egg candies *this is not natural!! LOL! 
Melt the butter over medium heat and stir in the marshmallows. Continue stirring until completely melted. Pour the mixture over the crisp rice cereal and stir until well combined.
Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray and shape the nests. I found it helpful to also spray a spoon and use it to help make the indents, but the MAGIC happened when I put surgical gloves on the kids and sprayed them so we could all use our "clean" hands!!! 
You could do this by hand but it would be quite messy!
To fill:
Let the rice krispies cool in the pan, pull them out, and decorate! I cut up the edible Easter grass, placed it in the next and filled the nest with the eggs. The robins eggs are so whimsical!

 Every spring in Pittsburgh you find the hatched egg shells all over the ground.
As I channeled my inner child with a juice.... this was a WINNER for any Aunt, Mom or Grandmother to make as a special treat!! 

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