Fun and Easy Spring and Easter Brids Nest Snack Kids Can Make

 Did you know that the first Easter baskets looked like birds nests?  This birds nest  is a craft and snack in one.  Kids will love making it and eating it too. You can add your own creative touch and fill these nests with all types of candy.  They are super cute and are great for parties.  You can even make a big nest, fill it with candy and display it on your table as an Easter centerpiece. Even adults will enjoy making them.  Follow the step-by-step directions below to make your own birds nest today.


Materials: Shredded Wheat cereal, peanut butter or chocolate chips or melting chocolate, small candies to fill nest such as jelly beans Cadbury Mini Eggs, marshmallow chick peeps or gummy chicks, cupcake tin, optional cupcake wrapper, bowl, spoon
 Step 1: Pour a couple of shredded wheat cereal pieces on a paper plate.  Have the kids break them all apart.
Step 2:  Pour a cup of peanut butter or chocolate chip morsels or melting chocolates  in a small microwave safe bowl.  Melt at 20 second intervals on half power until melted.  If you don’t have access to a microwave you can place water in a pot and heat on the stove.  Pour the morsels in another pot and place it over the heated water to melt the chocolate.nest3







 Step 3: Pour the shredded wheat pieces in the bowls with the melted chocolate/peanut butter morsels.  Mix together until all the shredded wheat is covered.


Step 4: Place the shredded wheat mixture in a non stick cupcake tin.  You can also use a cupcake wrapper for less mess.  Mold the mixture around the sides of the tin or wrapper.  Make sure the middle is flat so you can fill it with goodies later.  Place tin in the refrigerator or 15-20 minutes or until hard.  
 Step 5: Remove from the cupcake tin or wrapper.  This will be your nest.
Step 6: Fill the nest with  Cadbury Mini Eggs, jelly beans and other small candies.
 Step 7: Top nest off with a marshmellow chick peep or gummy chick and your done!