Happy Spring everyone!! In honor of getting through a snowy winter, I made these bird nests for the kids to eat. So easy and super adorable.
All you need is a box of shredded wheat, milk chocolate chips and chocolate Mini Eggs. Add about 4 cups of shredded wheat to a large ziplock bag and crush it up till it's nice and shredded. Melt the chocolate (I used a whole 11.5 ounce bag) in the microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring in between each time you take it out.
When your chocolate is good and melted start adding the cereal. I found it was easier to add the cereal to the chocolate a little at a time and stir until it is all coated and you can't see the cereal color anymore. Also, my cereal measurement is kind of approximate. I used the very precise "eyeball it" method on these.
Scoop a tablespoon of your mixture into cupcake liners and use the back of the spoon to make your nest shape.
Press a few mini eggs into each nest and let set. You can pop them in the fridge for a bit to harden faster. I don't like coconut in my desserts but I'm sure you could add some of the shredded variety in with the cereal if that's your thing.
Easter is almost here, which means warm weather is coming soon I hope!