Easter Bird Nests

Monday, April 18, 2011
This is a seriously fun project for the kids to make on Easter. This will brighten up a child face and make wonderful memories making this as a fun project. Easter Bird Nests are not only fun to make but delicious to eat! An old creative way to get the kids started young cooking in the kitchen with family fun.




A fun project using food for the kids at Easter. Chocolate covered treats with jelly beans to make bird nests



I love to make treats for the kids. The look on their little faces when they see homemade foods made into creative familiar things they saw on tv or as they grow. It's so cute to have them pay such close attention to those details. Plus its a fun project to get them involved. Learning how to cook started at a young age to me. It's important to instill those teachings at a young age. Making it fun will also show it's not a chore and rewarding.


The most rewarding memory as a mom or grandmother, is to look back at photos or video and see what foundation you made while they were growing up. It warms my heart to hear the stories from their friends, cousins, nieces and nephews when they remember the fun food projects we did together. There are several as the years pass, I look back and miss those days. Then the cycle starts all over again if you are blessed with grand children or other little ones that can share more precious moments in time with you in the kitchen.

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A fun project using food for the kids at Easter. Chocolate covered  chow mein noodle treats with jelly beans to make bird nests





I know this isn't a big deal of a recipe, but it's more about showing kids the techniques and at 4 or 5 years old having them participate. My sons now are grown and both enjoy cooking. Probably more than others, however I am confident they can carry on the traditions in their own families.


I never take for granted there is always tomorrow, these memories last a lifetime. Check out some of my other delicious treats you can make with the kids on Holiday or just because it's fun to do!

Graham cracker houses
Bear Spa Cake
Doll Cake




Easter Bird Nests with Jelly Egg Treats


1 1/4 cups of  chow mein noodles small can
1/2 cup chocolate chips
assorted small colored jelly beans
decorative Easter grass ( Caution: do not use the grass around small children, use tinted coconut)

Melt chocolate chip for 1 minute in a glass measuring cup in the microwave, add noodles. Make round nests in a circle on top of a wax paper lined cookie sheet immediately place three jelly beans in the middle. Refrigerate. Before serving, pile on some tinted coconut or fake grass on a large plate arrange your nests, add marshmallow peeps around or stuffed toy chicks.

37 comments

  1. They're so cute dear! It's a very nice and fast idea for Easter. Bye bye, hope you have a great week

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  2. OMG! These are so fun :) Lovely!

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  3. SO cute! What a fun Easter project for wee ones~

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  4. Very cute (and cool). I'd replace the fuzzy chicks with peeps so they could be eaten too, but then that's me and loving sugar :-) Not serving peeps is probably better for the kiddies.

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  5. Too cute, I need to make these this year. Granddaughter will love them. Thanks!

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  6. These are adorable; what a great idea! Perfect and easy to do for Easter!

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  7. Gadorable! This is my first Easter as a blogger and I'm having so much fun looking at all the cute, tasty treats :)

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  8. I used to make these with my kids, and forgot about them. Thank you for a quick, tasty Easter treat.

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  9. Love the idea of these fall haystack treats being recreated for Easter egg nests - very creative, simple and delicious!

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  10. Soooo cute...Happy Easter to you and what a fantastic idea.... thnx for sharing!!

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  11. Cute! Honestly, you are a superwoman that you can still cook and post with everything that's going on. xoxo

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  12. Very cute! I should make these with my son!

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  13. They looks so cute and awesome.

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  14. My daughter would love to make these this weekend. How darling and creative. I can't wait to get started with her.

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  15. How adorable...I think my other niece (one lives with me) and nephews are coming for Easter and they love helping with these types of treats...
    Wishing you a good week!

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  16. These are the cutest Easter treats...ever!
    Love the little chicks, and especially the lo mein noodle chocolate nest!!!
    xo

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  17. Dear Claudia, This is adorable. Your imagination is superb! Blessings, Catherine

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  18. These are so cute! I hope I have time to make some for my nephews before Easter!

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  19. Sharing this great recipe on my Wednesday and wandering list, thanks so much.

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  20. Claudia...how creatively fun these are. The idea of using the noodles is perfect ;o)

    Ciao for now,
    Claudia

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  21. These are one of my favorite easy treats to make for holidays. The can be changed so easily just by substituting jelly beans for different colored sprinkles to match the holiday colors - and they are so yummy! :-)

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  22. That picture is just cute as a button. I have a sweet treat linky party on my blog every weekend and I'd like to invite you to stop by then and link your chocolate nests up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com

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  23. Claudia, these are fun AND adorable. Thanks for bringing to Friday Potluck!

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  24. I decided to throw an Easter party at Seaside Simplicity - hope you'll stop over to link these up! :-)

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  25. These are absolutely adorable, and fun, too. My mother and I made them when I was younger :) Thank you for bringing back the memories. Have a beautiful Easter.

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  26. These are cute. But you retail people are always rushing the holidays. Can't we celebrate St Patrick's Day before you push Easter on us?

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  27. Cute! If I had kids, I'd give it a try with them.

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  28. What a super cute idea and a great way to bring the family together!

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  29. What a clever use of chow mein noodles--the nests are so shiny and pretty! What kid could resist them?

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  30. These are so freakin cute! I wish I had some youngins in my family right now so that I we could do these together! Great little post!

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