Friday, April 22, 2011

Chocolate and peanut butter birds nests

We've been doing lots of Easter craft and baking this week but I wanted to share this one first because it's not too late to make some tomorrow for your loved ones. We didn't buy any of the grandparents or cousins Easter eggs this year, we made everything instead. Much more personal and so..... much yummier.

These easter baskets or birds nests are always very popular and they look great too. Plus they're super easy to make and the kids love getting involved. Well for Cooper it's more because he loves licking the spoon. And what kid wouldn't? I even like licking the spoon with this recipe.

Now keep in mind I actually double this recipe because I wanted to make a big batch as we were using them as gifts. Plus I use half milk and half dark chocolate melts because I think it tastes a lot nicer.

200g cooking chocolate melts
1 pkt Chang's crunchy noodles
4 tbsp crunchy peanut butter

Microwave the chocolate in a heat proof bowl for 20 second intervals until it melts.

Stir in the peanut butter and add crunchy noodles and stir until its all coated in chocolate.

Spoon the mixture into patty cases and mould into birds nests with the ends of two teaspoons. Refrigerate until set.

For these ones we made them smaller for the kids and used peanut m&m's instead of Easter eggs.

Here's the after shot. They only need about half an hour in the fridge to set.

I couldn't find the speckled eggs at my local supermarket this year so we used white chocolate eggs instead. I think they turned out ok.

We also did a few with the wrappers left on for some colour.

As I said earlier we actually doubled the batch and it made about 20 baskets, small and large. Here are a few of our combinations on how we decorated them.

Now I just have to hurry up and hand them out to everyone because they're way too tempting to have sitting in my fridge. For me and the kids.


I've linked this post to Sweet as Sugar Cookies. I've never done this before so let's see if it works.

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  1. They look positively scrumptious and so gorgeous to the eye!
    Love the pic of your little man Masterchefing it up... adorable! :o)

  2. How funny, we made them on Thursday, but with out the peanut butter! Never thought to add the peanut butter. May just have to try it...

  3. They taste as good as they look and are currently still in my fridge which is not good. Way too tempting.

  4. "And what kid wouldn't (like liking the spoon)?" you ask..... Mine! But we all know he's a little weird :)

  5. Really wow that is weird ;-)
    Not even if it's chocolate ??

  6. Those look so incredibly cute and would make such tasty little bites. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your nests up.

  7. Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe! They look yummy and so festive. I made a similar version a few weeks ago using white chocolate haystacks and mini cadbury eggs. So much fun to eat AND to make. :)

    Thanks for sharing with So Sweet Sundays! I'm your newest follower and hope you will come back soon and follow me, as well. Happy Easter!


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