Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Chocolate Birds Nests - by Thanksgiving Point Emporium Kitchen



OMGosh!! How cute are these?!?!? I can't wait to make these for Easter!!

Recipe from Thanksgiving Point, Emporium Kitchen.


Chocolate Birds Nests

Makes 5 large or 10 small


* 5 oz. crunchy chow mein noodles (1 small can)
* 1 c. chocolate chips (½ a bag)
* 1 tsp. vegetable shortening
* Candy eggs (medium-sized speckled jelly-beans, or Cadbury Mini-Eggs in Easter pastels work nicely)


Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Melt the chocolate and shortening together in a microwave or over a double boiler, stirring until melted. Allow to cool slightly, but do not let it set up. Stir in the chow mein noodles until evenly coated. Drop the coated noodles onto the baking sheet with a large spoon. For 5 large nests, form into circle about the size of an adult palm or half that amount for 10 small. Use your fingers to sculpt the noodles into a round shape and to form an indentation in the middle of the nest. Place eggs in the nest while chocolate is still wet. Place nests in the refrigerator to harden.






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7 comments:

marlene said...

These are very cute! I'll add them to my Easter-baking-list :)

Lisa said...

Those are just too cute. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.

Romantic Dinner said...

Wow very nice and beautiful images I love all the movement photos. Very cute smile and attractive pose.
thank you for the nice and cute post.

Online Travel Tourism said...

MMMMMM MMMMMM Very tasty food I really like it. I will tast it but and try to my home base.
thanks for the nice post.

Lisa said...

Your little treat made the Top 5 for last week's Sweets for a Saturday and will be featured on today's Sweets post. Congrats!!!

Marriah said...

These look so cute and sound yummy. Do you think you could use pretzel sticks instead?

Kathryn said...

Lisa - I'm SOOO excited to make your Top 5!! Woohoo!! :)

Marriah - I think they would be delicious with pretzel sticks! The salty/sweet combo sounds delicious. Great idea - thanks!

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