Fun and Easy Spring and Easter Birds Nest Snack

 Did you know that the first Easter baskets looked like bird nests?  This bird’s 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 great for classroom parties and Easter Egg Hunts

Even adults will enjoy making these cute spring bird’s nests.  Follow the step-by-step directions below to make your own bird’s nest today.


 Shredded Wheat cereal

peanut butter or chocolate chips or melting chocolate

small candies to fill the nest, such as jelly beans, Cadbury Mini Eggs,

marshmallow chick or bunny peeps or gummy chicks, cupcake tin,

cupcake wrapper,



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, chocolate chip morsels, or melting chocolates into 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.

Step 3:

Pour the shredded wheat pieces into 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 nonstick 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 that you can fill it with goodies later.  Place the tin in the refrigerator for 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

Place a marshmallow chick or bunny peep in your nest.